7 Florida Flea Markets for Hot Finds

7 Florida Flea Markets for Hot Finds

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By Cynthia De Saint

June 29, 2023

A good flea market — or swap meet, if that’s what you like to call them — has such a wide variety of items that you’re sure to find what you’re looking for (or didn’t know you needed) from antiques to the latest fashions, all at a reasonable price.

That is why lovers of the rare or unusual retrieved-from-a-bin-and-bought-for-a-bargain find will rejoice at the selection of treasures to be discovered! Whether you are in search of a rare, one-of-a-kind item or looking to find a great bargain, flea markets are just plain fun. 

Visitors Flea Market, Kissimmee

Do the words rummage, bargain, vintage, or collectibles excite you? Then you need to visit this retail paradise in Central Florida pronto! Why? Because this is the place where you will find whatever your shopper’s heart desires. 

In the 225 booths located inside Visitors Flea Market’s 50,000-square-foot climate-controlled building, shoppers can find anything from dazzling accessories and sparkling jewelry to clothes, electronics, luggage, rare shoe collections, and the biggest selection of items celebrating Puerto Rican culture anywhere. Yes, mi gente, this is the place to find Boricua-themed clothes for the whole family, plus accessories, musical instruments, snacks, and even dulces tipicos. 

Flea Market Tallahassee, Tallahassee

Attention shoppers: Here’s where you can find books, collectibles, plants, comic books, fresh produce, household items, NASCAR merchandise, glassware and more. And “more” means: almost anything you can imagine — all in one place, all at great prices. 

Each weekend, thousands of visitors show up to stroll the grounds of Flea Market Tallahassee to look for exciting finds among the close to 400 vendors on site. And as far as prices go, the market has something for everyone — from the budget conscious to collectors looking for those hard to find items. 

If you’re planning to spend a day bargain-hunting, you will also find a wide variety of food options for all tastes. 

Mt. Dora Flea and Farmer’s Market, Mt. Dora

Home to hundreds of dealers, this is the place to find everything—and we mean everything—you can imagine, from fresh produce to clothing, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, antiques, and more.

In addition to a huge, air-conditioned, indoor building that houses over 100 booths, the outdoor pavilions boast over 400 spaces, plus even more dealers in the open-air spaces. There are also food booths where you can buy freshly prepared meals and eat them at tables provided nearby.

Open every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., this shopper’s paradise is located in charming Mount Dora, a small city located about 30 miles northwest of Orlando in the hills of beautiful Lake County. 

Mr G Flea Market, Palmetto

Do you enjoy the thrill of the bargain hunt? Love exploring a vast array of vendors offering both new and used items, from shoes to power drills to electronic games and collectibles? Then Mr. G Flea Market is the place for you! 

Shopping is not the only thing to do at Mr G. Kids can also enjoy pony rides and bounce houses. So with so much to see, eat, and do, prepare to set aside a few hours to see everything. When the family needs a break from all the exploring, riding, and bouncing, stop to enjoy authentic Latin and Mexican food in any one of the market’s seven restaurants.  

One important thing to remember: Bring cash, as most vendors do not take credit or debit cards.

Venice Mercato on the Island, Venice

Are you a lover of art and the finer things in life? Then you will absolutely love Venice Mercato on the Island, where visitors feel as if they have entered a portal back in time to a more refined era. 

In this creative community of the best artisans in the area all under one roof, you will find anything from vintage furniture full of character and history to beautifully handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces of original art. 

With fun themes and costumes, music, and incredible vintage treasures in every vendor’s booth, Mercato enthusiasts call this oasis of art and beauty “magical” and “a really fun, exciting place to visit.”

Tropicana Flea Market, Miami

With over 200 indoor and outdoor booths, Tropicana Flea Market offers an unbelievable range of products from tools, shoes, clothing, pets, and cosmetics, to produce, furniture, bedding, auto accessories, tires, and — believe it or not — even more!

Of course, all that walking around is bound to make one hungry, so you will also find food courts at one of the Magic City’s biggest flea markets where you can enjoy anything from a hearty Mexican or Honduran hot meal to a refreshing “mangonada.”

Described as “friendly and warm” by visitors, this is the place to find great prices while you enjoy the music, food and relaxed vibe of a Miami afternoon. 

The Sunshine Flea Market, West Palm Beach

Love to shop for bargains but hate to sweat it out in the humid Florida heat? Then you’ll love this indoor, air-conditioned market. Of course, besides the comfort of a cool shopping experience (and only Floridians know how priceless that is!) the Sunshine Flea Market offers one of the widest selections of clothing, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, and more in Florida. So, if you are looking to buy a new car stereo or find a great piece of furniture for your home, this is the place for you! 

There’s also food and fun for the kiddies, with a free bounce house every Saturday and Sunday, plus balloons, clowns, face painting, and video games.

 

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