Open every Saturday and Sunday of the week rain or shine, the Wagon Wheel Flea Market is Florida’s largest flea market. Located in the heart of Pinellas county, the Wagon Wheel rests on 125 acres and hosts nearly 2,000 stalls (1,300 of them indoor).
From one of a kind vintage items to fresh local produce, the Wagon Wheel Flea Market is a great attraction for family, friends, and bargain hunters alike. The Mustang Flea Market, which is located directly next door to the Wagon Wheel flea market, is described as more of a traditional flea market, as it is completely outdoors.
The Wagon Wheel and Mustang Flea Markets have been stapled attractions of Pinellas County since the mid-1960s. Both flea markets have something for everyone: from old home appliances to sunglasses, antique furniture to tools, vintage home decor to air filters, sweet treats, and exotic fruits and vegetables that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the Tampa bay area.
However, there are a few aspects that make the Wagon Wheel Flea Market and the Mustang Flea Market different from each other. For starters, the days and hours of operation.
Then, while the Mustang flea market has continued to retain its traditional look, feel, and personality in that it is completely outdoors, the Wagon Wheel flea market has kept up with the hustle and bustle of modern times. You’ll find many more garage sales and used items, as well as collector’s items like coins and badges. There’s also a section where you can find new tools, hand carts, and other general hardware-type items.
The gist of it all is this: none of these flea markets has a specific type of customer. Both offer a safe, family-friendly environment, with bargains and treats that will excite people of all ages.
June 2020 update: After nearly 55 years, the Wagon Wheel Flea Market has been permanently closed down after it was shut down on March 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.