The grand daddy of all Orlando Flea Markets is actually not in Orlando proper, but in Webster, Florida. With a reputed 1500+ vendors. Go crazy!
See the page on the Webster flea market linked from the navigation bar at the top.
There is another Orlando area flea market that, if you have time, you want to visit. It is near Dora, Florida, called Renninger’s Antique Center & Farmers Market. I’ll have a link at the top when that page is up, as well.
On the map graphic below, I have added a dashed red line alongside a strip of highway #192, also known as W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, the route of which bisects Interstate #4 at the west end of Orlando.
On this strip, and beyond on both ends, there are outlet stores, mini-golf games, fast food of all kinds, restaurants with food to suit almost any tastes, souvenir stores, a
number of Helicopter tour pads, Fun World and Old Town USA, theme restaurants Medieval Times and Arabian Nights, and there are at least three flea markets that we have visited.
This strip also reflects the economic reality plaguing North America. The evidence is store after store available for rent, and out of business.
Having said that, if you encounter a rainy period during your Orlando stay, consider taking in these flea markets, inside some of which are antique dealers, farmers veggie and fruit outlets, shoe outlets, and you can even get your teeth whitened!
Where Are The Flea Markets?
Looking at the map above, all are located along the highway to the right of I-4, and if you are driving that way on W. Irlo Bronson, all three Orlando flea markets on your left.
As you drive along the road, you will see Markers on posts on both side of the road. They are large and colorful, and hard to miss. The Markers start quite a ways West of I-4. The first Marker you will come to as you travel east from I-4 will be 8 or 9. I do not believe they are mile markers, rather tourist guide posts, as the distance varies between each.
Marker 9 – Visitors Flea Market
Near Marker 9 is the Visitors Flea Market. It’s almost directly opposite Old Town USA, and the closest to I-4 of them all, being just about 1/2 mile along. This was the least favorite of the three flea markets we visited on W. Irlo Bronson. At the time, in February 2012, quite a number of the booths were empty. It is, however, a covered flea market, there is reasonable parking, they have food outlets ( as well as being surrounded by restaurants) and who knows, they may have just the trinket you are looking for?
Near Marker 10 – Main Gate Flea Market
Even if it’s raining when you go, it’s covered, and claims to be the only fully air-conditioned indoor flea market in Orlando. Main Gate Flea Market is about 2.5 miles east of I-4, right beside the Big Orange Gift Shop. They claim they have over 400 booths, they do have quite a good variety of items for sale, and promote their international food court. They also offer entertainment, the time and location in the various buildings you will need to determine.
Marker 15 – 192 Flea Market
Tons of parking, open seven days a week, with multi-buildings of vendors and a claim of over 450 dealer booths. 192 Flea Market is about 6.5 miles east of I-4. As with all of the flea markets, this one too has vendors selling similar items, yet, you never know when the right treasure will be found, and you can haggle a real deal!
Sometimes when you visit flea markets, all you get are… well, fleas! Sometimes you’ll get the find you’ve been looking for, even though you may not even know you have been searching for just that item. Regardless, it’s raining right outside our digs here in Orlando as I write this today, and, spending time in a covered flea market perusing the merchandise and munching on a hot snack, and not walking in the rain, certainly has appeal for us. Enjoy your Orlando flea markets experience.
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