It doesn't matter if you are looking for fresh produce, old books and unique collectables or plants, there is one place to get all of them, a Flea Market. The Tampa Bay area is full of flea markets, you just need to know where to look! We present to you,The Best Flea Markets in Tampa Area!
The Oldsmar Flea Market started out In 1980 when Richard Ferkich, Sr. decided to open some mini-warehouses for people to rent for storage space. It didn't take long, for him to notice people were operating small businesses from the rented spaces. This got the entrepreneur thinking and not long after, hebuilt a 25,000 sq.ft. mini-mall and called it the Oldsmar Flea Market.
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Well it all started back in 1966 on a little 2 lane road (yes just 2 lanes) called Park Blvd. He and his wife had a few side jobs, one involved his wife shopping yard sales and bringing home things for him to fix up and sell, but they needed somewhere to sell the finds! He decided to set up shop on the side of the road alongside Park Blvd. He was soon asked if he wouldn't mind company and they both sold quite a bit of stuff that day on the side of the road, word spread that this was a great location to sell stuff! Hardy decided to mark the spot and upon looking around he found a wagon wheel, so he placed it on the side of the road and the legendary Wagon Wheel Flea market was born!
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The name says it all! The Big Top Flea Market is a very large, indoor flea market with hundreds of vendors spread around a well laid out floor plan. It is easy to get to, and just off I-275 and has plenty of free parking. If you are going to venture out one weekend to the Big Top Flea market, you should plan to allow at least 2 hours to walk through if you want to check it out in it's entirety.
The Ybor City Saturday Market has been operating since 2000. Centered in Tampa's Historic District, the market offers a unique opportunity for customers to meet the artist as well as see one of a kind pieces created in the artist’s booth as well as purchase locally produced gourmet foods representing the area. As you explore the Ybor City Saturday Market, you will be greeted by the famed Ybor City chickens and might even catch a free yoga class!
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For more than 50 years, the Webster Westside Flea Market has been the place to find everything imaginable! This massive 80 acre compound of open air markets if where you can find produce, flowers, bakery items, antiques, jewelry, plants, furniture, musical instruments, electronics, hardware/tools and more!