A flea market is a type of street market that provides space for vendors to sell merchandise.
If you are excited by the words rummage, antiques, bric-a-brac or collectable, you may have a flea market. Nothing beats the excitement of going home with a one-of-a-kind, special or unique souvenir.
Taken from a bin and purchased for a bargain. The allure of precious antiques that have been tossed together and in need of sorting is enough for certain treasure seekers.
Just once a week, month or even a year leaves some flea markets more prized than others. The sheer mega-size of these events could take a shopper to heaven. There are plenty of these massive super flea markets to have you almost all year round.
Daytona Night Flea Market
Thousands of bargain hunters converge Daytona, Florida once a year as the sun sets and shadows spread through the plains, to scour the stalls of hundreds of dealers all night long.
Shoppers only have until the morning on the third Sunday of August, so the music must be good and the coffee must be powerful! Some people say that this is the most fun they've ever had at a flea market. Shoppers arrive like ecstatic children at a sleepover, and the atmosphere is before the early hours of the morning.
Since this only occurs once a year, you must act quickly to secure your offers!
Southern Yard Sale on the Road
The yard sale flea market, billed as the world's biggest yard sale, is unquestionably the long outdoor market. This flea begins on a highway in Jamestown, Tennessee and hundreds of miles across North Covington, Kentucky and Gadsden, Alabama.
Every August, vendors on clear the schedules for three weeks. It's easy to envision the motor home that makes this annual journey. Among the knickknacks and junk are countless jewels and bunch of collectibles are the Southern tourism.
San Jose Flea Market
One of the world's biggest flea markets is in San Jose. More than thousand booths om the acres, offering everything a person might want. Arts and crafts, comic books, jewelry, accessories, tools, chairs, and antiques are displayed in eight miles of lively, treasure-laden alleys and corridors. There will be plenty of grocery carts and choose from the kiddie swings, band music and a food court.
An Outdoor Brimfield Flea Market
Brimfield is the destination of outdoor flea markets in New England. Shoppers and vendors alike adore this week-long flea market extravaganza with its scale and variety.Thousand retailers sell everything from paperbacks to rare Europe antiques three times a year.
Flea Market in Maxwell Street
The historic Maxwell Street Market, dubbed the biggest outdoor urban flea market is the perfect way in Chicago in the Windy City. A busy Jewish market and has evolved into a social gathering spot where people of all ethnic groups congregate for music, products and food court.
The London Camden Market
It's more relaxed than Camden and the prices are lower than on Portobello Road.
The Antiques and Flea Market are known as the Bermondsey South East London. The hottest spot in early on Friday mornings. In reality, since the bargains are so good and the market is big crowded, bargain hunters can arrive early, with a flashlight and a warm jumper. Many dealers with their own set of rules.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
The UCLA football stadium is with people and stuff, including used surfboards, vinyl collections, lawn statues and every kind of food ever made. This massive crowds are expected flea market is formally known as the UCLA Rose Bowl and unofficially opens its doors to savvy sellers and bargain hunters early.
Marche Aux Puces De Clignancourt
What list of flea markets will be full without including the mother of all flea markets, located in Paris, France? The word "Marche aux Puces" comes from the French term which means, "Market of the Fleas." This one, on the outskirts of Paris, is very old and wide, consisting of 12 different markets that merged over time.
Every day, between 2,500 stalls and shops selling everything from antiques to cool French junk sell their wares. There are antique and modern clothing, as well as French wares and furniture, as well as old buttons and new and used pots and pans.
Austin Flea Market
The Austin, Texas Flea Market is Texas' biggest flea market, with a stage show, exhibition, and entertainment areas. Fresh food, antiques, electronics, herbs and spices, new and used clothing and even pets. It's located in this market's 100 acres of 550 covered spaces for the flea market.
Live music will be performed. Fresh fruit and vegetables, antiques, records, herbs and spices, new and used clothing and even pets. It's located in this market's 100 acres of 550 covered spaces for the flea market. Live music will be performed.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Linda Chechar
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Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on March 07, 2021:
Pamela Oglesby, is flea market is in the U.S., London and Paris!
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 07, 2021:
I use to go to flea markets all the time when I was more active than I am now. It is always fun to see what you can find, and it was always a good place to buy fresh produce from produce. Thanks for this comprehensive list, Linda.