A massive indoor shopping emporium offers new and antique wares as well as gourmet food.
The Festival Flea Market is an indoor, air-conditioned shopping precinct with more than 500 stalls. Find new and antique jewelry and clothes, cosmetics, shoes, gifts, sporting gear and home wares in this 400,000 square foot (37,161 square meter) building.
Set aside an afternoon to explore this eclectic market. It stretches over a quarter-mile (400 meters) long. Wear comfortable shoes and arrive early. Stop firstly at the information booth and pick up a discount voucher, which can be used at the market if you spend over a certain amount of money. Haggling is acceptable at some stalls, particularly if they are selling secondhand goods.
Food plays a large part in this mega-market, both in the stalls of the Farmers Market and the Food Court. Pizzas, Chinese food, bagels, pitas, cheesesteaks, crepes and deli subs can all be found in the international food court. Elsewhere, stalls sell specialist items including pickles, candy, Jewish deli items and bakery goods. The market also includes a spa for visitors looking to relax.
Festival Flea Market’s broad scope of stores and restaurants makes it a good place for families to visit, especially on a hot or rainy day. There is a lively atmosphere and a buzz as visitors browse and shop. The market is open every day. Crowds are at their peak between November and April.
The Festival Flea Market is 15 minutes by car from Fort Lauderdale, on West Sample Road in neighboring Pompano Beach. Parking and entry are free.