Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton, Florida, owned and operated by the same family since 1981, combines a traditional flea market with plaza shops, food courts, entertainment, and an open-air farmer’s market. The enormous venue includes 80,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor shopping, more than 600 flea market booths, prepared foods, and fresh produce.
Permanent storefronts offer home décor, jewelry, apparel, sporting goods, and more. At the flea booths, shoppers can find everything under the sun including traditional flea market products, antique and vintage items, handmade products, gifts and toys, candy, jewelry, decorative items, artwork, apparel, footwear, and much more. Linda Sterrett, of Red Barn Flea Market, says the open-air markets “offer top quality, fresh produce at prices you won’t believe.”
During the warmer months, Red Barn hosts Garage Sale Weekends, featuring additional outdoor temporary booths. Every Friday and Saturday year-round, the market hosts live music and entertainment located in the main food court. Shoppers can relax, enjoy draft beer from The Frosty Keg, and listen to the bands. In addition to The Frosty Keg, the main food court hosts Maria’s Restaurant with award-winning Mexican cuisine, Maw’s Place featuring polish sausages, cheese fries, and other favorites, and the irresistible ice cream at Deb’s Dairy Delights.
Every weekend, Red Barn attracts over 10,000 shoppers from far and wide. The market is always accepting new vendor applications. There are many different booth options to choose from, starting at $27 per day. Sterrett continues, “We’re not like other flea markets. Our vendors are our family. We do everything we can to support you with high traffic, special events, clean facilities, and advertising.” Red Barn welcomes all vendors from seasoned flea market veterans to new entrepreneurs. Booths are available for just weekend garage sales or as a permanent outlet for your business.
Market hours are Friday – Sunday, 8am – 4pm. Vendor set-up starts at 6:30am. Plaza shops are open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Weekend booth reservations start at 8am on Thursdays and can be made in person or over the phone. Spaces can be rented on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. For more information, visit www.RedBarnFleaMarket.com.