If you want to do some bargain shopping or treasure hunting while in Tampa, Tampa has some great flea markets to choose from. Five of the best, presented in no particular order, include:
- Fun Lan. Fun Lan began its life as a drive-in theater in 1950. In 1981, a flea market was added, however the drive-in remains open to this day. So, if you are looking for a unique experience, then consider going to Fun Lan to both catch a movie and buy some souvenirs or hunt for rarities.
- Big Top Flea Market. Big Top Flea Market has over 500 vendors and over 1,200 booths. It is the biggest, and some argue the best, flea market in Tampa. It is also known for its cleanliness and for being modern and family friendly. Items available include jewelry, art, collectibles, souvenirs, produce, and even pets. With a selection this large, it is almost certain to have something for everyone.
- The Wagon Wheel Flea Market. The Wagon Wheel Flea Market opened in 1966. Today it features over 1,100 vendors and averages 20,000 visitors a day. This flea market features a large selection and even has a return policy that all vendors must adhere to (which is not common in the world of flea markets). There is even live entertainment, a tram, and beer and food.
- The Red Barn Flea Market. The Red Barn Flea Market, which opened in 1981, is not technically in Tampa, but it is only an hour drive making it perfect for a day trip. Its 145,000 sq. ft area, about two thirds of which is air-conditioned, contains food courts, over 600 flea market vendors, and a farmer’s market.
- The Oldsmar Flea Market. The Oldsmar Flea Market has over 1,000 booths that feature a wide variety of items including antique clocks, DVDs, old toys, clothing and accessories, and fresh produce. Food and beer are served as well.
Before you plan your shopping trip, be sure to check for the hours because a lot of flea markets are only open on weekends or for only a few days of the week.
Even though these are the best flea markets in Tampa, they are by no means the only ones. So, if you have some time after checking out the ones on this list, why not check out all of the flea markets in Tampa?