The sunshine state just got a whole lot more interesting! Why?
The answer is – Flea Markets; a fabulous shopping opportunity for all shopaholics and holiday makers
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Florida is well known for its designer boutiques and high-end shopping malls, but did you know the state is home to a staggering array of flea markets, selling collectibles, valuable antiques and a whole range of goodies that are appealing and affordable to the budget traveller.
- Sumter County Flea Market
Held in the town of Webster this market is held every Monday and sees almost 50,000 visitors every week. Set up in 1937 the market comprises of two sections; one is a flea and farmers market with over 2000 stalls selling interesting objects found at a standard flea market; together with the very best and freshest farm produce. Hop across the street to section two and you have over 500 dealers selling antiques and collectibles. A sample of what to expect are 1940’s kitchenware, lone ranger lunch boxes, 1920’s silent movie advertising campaigns, coke collectibles and lots more interesting and quirky antiques that have a good chance of turning into valuable treasures.
- St Augustine Flea Market
This market is located between Jacksonville and Daytona. It is home to 500 permanent stall holders with around 100 visiting sales stalls. St Augustine Flea Market offers a unique collection of goods. You can buy rare books, records and vintage hardware. Browse through authentic Indian collectibles, Art-Deco furniture, clothing, computers and musical instruments. Do try the Cajun boiled peanuts while the restaurant serves up some delicious local dishes; with fresh produce available at the U-pick farm. An R-V park is found within this market if you are considering a road trip.
- Flea World
This is by far the state’s largest flea market. Located in Orlando the Dr Sanford’s flea market is well known for its staggering collection of goodies. There are 1700 standard stalls at Flea World while a garage sale strip, dollar stores, bargain stores and services of hairstylists and even psychic readers add loads of colour and character.
If you are travelling as a family then flea world has plenty to offer; the kids will love fun world complete with bumper cars, miniature golf and go-kart tracks.
- Opah-Locka Hialeah Flea Market
Get busy in vibrant Miami as you browse this fabulous market. This is a multi-cultural market that is open on all days of the week from 6 am to 6 pm. Around a 100,000 visitors browse this massive market every week. Accordingly there is a 10,000 car- park for convenience. Just what can you buy at the Opah-Locka Hialeah Flea Market? Luggage, handbags, shoes, ceramics, appliances, car accessories, toys, watches, gifts, souvenirs and much more.
- Fleamasters Flea Market
Located in Fort Mayer’s the Fleamasters Flea Market comprises of a 400,000sqft area.
There are 900 stalls and 20 food stalls, so you never go hungry! On sale are local wines, sunglasses, summer dresses, boots, kiddies wear, motorcycle equipment and yes even wigs! At the end of your shopping spree head over to the huge 300 seat music hall and catch a live performance by either a local band or touring gig.
In conclusion I must say the above mentioned lot are just a few of the fabulous flea markets of Florida. Do enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and excitement of scouting around for interesting knick-knacks. Book your flight to the sunny state and have fun this summer.