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Florida antique shows and markets attract snowbirds
We have received many requests at the Wayback Times to print an updated version of the Snowbird’s Guide to Antique Hunting in Florida, originally printed a few years ago.
Here are some of the more popular antique flea-markets and antique shows that have been recommended to us.
For those of you fortunate enough to be heading south - happy hunting.
Have a safe trip, and don’t forget to send us a postcard.
Florida shows
Florida shows are always exciting and many offer a different selection of interesting antiques and collectibles.
Wherever possible we have provided a website or telephone number if you require further information or directions.
Here are a few shows that you may find worth a visit. Just remember to work out the Canadian dollar exchange before making any offers.
January 1 to 3 West Palm Beach Antique Festivals; From I-95 take exit 68 and go west 7 miles to the South Florida Fairgrounds. Additional shows Feb. 5-7, and March 5-7 at the same location. (941) 697-7475. www.wpbaf.com

January 8 & 9 (New Location) St. Pete Antique Bottle Club 41st Annual Show. Friday set-up and early buyer, Saturday general public. Manatee Civic Centre, 1 Haben Blvd; Palmetto, corner of US 41 & Haben Blvd. E-mail OriginalSABCA@aol.com 941-722-7233 website: mysite.verizon.net/formyrotts/index.html
Jan. 9 &10 Stuart Antique Show; Martin County Fairgrounds; 2616 S.E. Dixie Hwy (A1A) Stuart Fl. 26th year. Also March 13-14. 941-697-7272 www.floridaantiqueshows.com
Jan. 8-10 Sunshine City Antiques and Collectibles Show; St. Petersburg Historic Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N. St. Petersburg A Pair of Pirates Promotion. 727-823-4130 www.sunshinecityantiqueshow.com/
Jan. 15 to 17 Renningers Antique Extravaganza in Mount Dora Fl.; Huge indoor and outdoor shows. 1,200 vendors. 1-800-552-3555. www.renningers.com. Also Feb. 19, 20, 21.
Jan. 22 to 24 Deland Antique Show; Volusia County Fairgrounds. 3100 New York Ave.(RT 44) Deland Fl. 30th year. 941-697-7272 www.floridaantiqueshows.com (See Feb 26 to 28)
Jan. 21 to 25 The Original Miami Beach Antique Show; At the Miami Beach Convention Center. 1901 Convention Center Drive- Halls B,C@D. 239.732.6642 andreacanady@dmgworldmedia.com www.dmgantiqueshows.com.
Jan. 29 to 31 Sarasota Antiques Show and Sale. 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl. Info: (before show) 973-927-2794 or 973-224-2797 (during show) 941-954-4165 www.jmkshows.com. (see Feb.19 to 21)
Jan. 30 & 31 The Old Naples Antique Show; Saint Ann School, 542 8th Ave. S. Naples Fl. 315-430-6515 www.naplesantiqueshow.com
Feb. 6 & 7 Clearwater Depression Glass Antique Show and Sale; Harbourview Center, 300 Cleveland St., downtown Clearwater 727-725-2069 info@ClearwaterDepressionGlassClub.com www.clearwaterdepressionglassclub.com.
Feb. 19 to 20 Sarasota Antiques Show and Sale. 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Fl. Info: (before show) 973-927-2794 or 973-224-2797 (during show) 941-954-4165 www.jmkshows.com.
Feb. 19 to 21 Orlando Antiques Show & Sale; 28th annual Orlando Museum of Art. 407-896-4231 Ex 254 www.ormart.org/programs/antiquesshow-sale
Feb. 26 to 28 Bradenton Service Club Antique Show. Manatee Civic Center, 1 Haban Blvd. Palmetto Fl. 45th year. www.floridaantiqueshows.com
Feb. 26 to 28 Deland Antique Show; Volusia County Fairgrounds. 3100 New York Ave.(RT 44) Deland Fl. 30th year. 941-697-7272 www.floridaantiqueshows.com
Feb. 27 & 28 Tampa Antique Show. Higgins Bldg St. Lawrence Parish. 5221 N Hines Ave. Tampa Fl. 315-430-6515 www.antiqueshowsofflorida.com.
Florida's flea markets
We know that true antique lovers can’t just sit in the sun and relax all day so we’ve compiled a list of a few of the larger antique flea markets (over 200 vendors) that are located in the sunny south to keep you busy treasure hunting. Plan to arrive early and bring your negotiating skills.
St. Augustine: St. John’s Marketplace; located mid-way between Jacksonville and Dayton Beach, just off I-95 at exit 311. A large flea market open Saturdays and Sundays, with vendors inside and out selling new and used products along with antiques and collectibles.
Cocoa: Space Coast Frontenac Flea Market; Mid-way between Titusville and Cocoa at 5605 US # 1. Great prices on new and used items with some antiques and collectibles. Open 8-4 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Ocala: I-75 Super Flea Market; Take either exit 354 or 358 off I-75 and go west to 4121 n.w. 44th ave. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. www.I75superflea.com.
St. Petersburg: Pinellas Park Wagon Wheel Flea Market; 7801 Park Blvd, 5 miles west of I-275. Over 80 acres inside and out selling new and used as well as antiques and collectibles. Large food market. Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 727-544-5319
Mount Dora: Renningers Florida Twin Markets; 20651 US Hwy 441 Mt Dora. 30 minutes north of Orlando. Over 200 inside antique and collectable dealers and boasting up to 1,200 outside vendors on Extravaganza weekends. Lots of antiques. Rated in the top 10 USA flea markets by USA Today and the Washington Post. Open weekends. (904) 383-3141. www.renningers.com

Webster: Webster Flea Market; Halfway between Tampa and Ocala, take exit 309 from I-75, nine miles east to Webster. Huge market inside and out with large antique section. One of our favorites. Open Mondays only 6am-1pm, 800 to 1,000 vendors.
Deland: Volusia County Farmers Market; 3000 East New York (Hwy 44) at the Deland fairgrounds. Lots of antiques and collectables. 400 to 500 vendors selling junk to treasures. Large fruit and veggie market. Open Wednesday’s 6am – 12 noon.
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