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History of Red Barn Flea Market

Red Barn Flea Market started out very differently than we know it today. Originally, the Red Barn Flea Market site was a lumber company. In 1981, it was converted into a flea market. That building burned to the ground in 1996 due to a short circuit. The owners, who purchased it back in 1981 when it was converted, re-built it from the ground up. Today it is 125,000 square feet of indoor space – two-thirds of which is air conditioned and 20,000 feet of outdoor space.

The Red Barn Flea Market has been featured in Southern Living Magazine and attracts thousands of tourists every year – 45,000 a week during peak season! Visitors enjoy fresh produce and live entertainment during peak season. The food court features an award-winning restaurant and the Frosty Keg which offers wine and beer. You can also get a great slice of pizza at the Hot Rod Café! Special events, such as summer garage sales and holiday Santa Claus visits are hosted here throughout the year.

So come check out Red Barn Flea Market, located at 1701 First Street in Bradenton, Florida any Saturday or Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are 200 acres of parking. It is wheelchair accessible, and there is an ATM on-site for your convenience. Don’t forget to stop by Discount Housewares for high quality kitchen supplies at affordable prices during your visit!