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“I almost don't want to share how great Webster is!”

Webster Westside Flea Market
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Webster
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“I almost don't want to share how great Webster is!”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

So I hesitate to write this review somewhat, because there are some wonderful finds to be had here. However, there is too much great stuff not to share with others. We have been making the hour drive to Webster from Orlando for a little over a year and each visit brings something new and exciting.

Firstly, the farmers market portion: Webster offers a wide array of farmers offering everything from kale to Asian spinach, and all at prices that put traditional grocery stores (yes, even horrid Wal Mart) to shame. Most of the farmers are from local farms and their goods are grown within a few miles of the market. They are all genuine, nice people who are happy to talk about their farming practices if you have questions about what pesticides are used and their growing practices. Tip: shop the main isle for your fruit/veggie goods and walk the entire isle to see all the offerings first. If you buy the first tomatoes that look good to you, you may kick yourself later when you see larger, cheaper ones a few booths down. Get a feel for the entire isle offerings before making your purchases. Also, if you're a serious farmers market shopper, you'll likely already know what foods are currently in season when you go. Identify those foods, since they will be the ones freshest and locally grown. If you're seeing kale in July, it was likely imported from another state with a cooler summer. We can easily get two weeks worth of produce for $30. Go at the beginning of the day for the best selection or stop by at the end for the bargains. The farmers will often cut prices slightly around 11am in hopes of selling off the remainder of their goods. The less they have to load back into their trucks, the better. Overall, this is a wonderful opportunity to support local farmers and eat fresher produce.

Now, the flea/antiques market. This place is massive in size. You can spend 4-5 hours walking around and still only see half of it. If you're a bargain hunter, antiques collector, DIY fanatic, or thrift store junkie this may be your version of heaven. But you have to know which part of the market to go to. Skip the isles just to the left of the farmers market produce isle. They are at the front of the market and contain the cheapest stuff- ie. bubble machines, off brand perfumes, poorly made pocket knives etc. (Side Note: These isles also often contain vendors selling off animals- mostly puppies. This is heartbreaking as they are clearly puppy mill animals and they look so sad. I consider this to be a major detractor from the quality of the overall Webster experience and I wish they would not allow these vendors to participate.) Once you get past these isles and to the back of the market, you will enter the "antiques" section, which is hosted both on an open lawn area as well as sorted into color coded buildings (ie. lavender building). This is where the good finds are! Vendors in this area - both on the open lawn and the color-coded buildings- have everything from furniture, appliances, tools, cutlery, lighting, odds & ends, decor, and everything in between. All vendors are open to bartering and bargaining, so go for it. This week we walked away with 3 small pieces of furniture (a bench, a table and a display rack) for $30. Some items are clearly fixer-uper's and others are in phenomenal condition upon purchase. It's a very nice flea market, and the only true flea market in the central Florida area I've found.

Food: There are plenty of food options if you get hungry. As we're vegan, we stuck to candied pecans and almonds as a snack. However, they offer popcorn, hot dogs, funnel cakes, burgers, lemonade, pretzels and much more. You won't go hungry.

Overall, Webster is most certainly worth a visit if you are local to Orlando or just visiting the central Florida region and have a passion for antiquing or thrift store shopping. For us, it's worth making the hour drive from Orlando twice a month. Have fun!

Visited April 2014
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English first
Breckenridge, Colorado
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98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A great way to spend a day!”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We visited the Webster flea market and it was a great variety of fresh fruits and veggies, along with almost anything you want to buy. There were home made dog treats, Harley Davidson signs, plants, jewelry, garden décor, and food, food, food. Great funnel cakes, hot dogs and lemonade.

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Monica F
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Leamington, Canada
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580 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“BIG, HUGE, OVERSIZE, GARGANTUAN”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was our first visit to Websters and we thought it would be a bit different since other folks told us there was a lot of furniture and architectural salvage item besides the usual usual. Well we were disappointed to see very little beyond sunglasses, cheap jewelry, baseball caps and guns. You can only look at so many sun glasses and baseball caps before they all look the same. Many of the booths are owned by the same people so it is over and over again. Lots of people and sometimes hard to walk around. Wish people would leave their dogs at home when coming to places like this. It was ridiculous see the amount of dogs mixed in with the crowds. Management should have more control over this. Think we like the Wagon Wheel Flea Mark in the Tampa area better.

Visited March 2014
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7 Thank Jim H
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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155 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Monday Flea Market with friends”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Six of us climbed into the BIG Ford truck and head out to Webster to the Flea market which is only open on Mondays......as we approached the market, the roads were packed with traffic. We found parking close to the markets and were able to walk right in and start shopping. Oh The bargains, anything you can imagine is for sale. After shopping at only 1/2 the place, we decided on lunch at the buffet featured right there at the flea market. For $8, tons of food, country style portions with many courses. We continued to shop and got bargains in scarves, hats, dresses, jewelry, kitchen items and the list goes on. And you can bargain with them....so get there soon.

Visited March 2014
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5 Thank nanceb1439
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Marlton, NJ
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143 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Huge Market in the Middle of Nowhere!”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Went to this market for the first time on President's Day and boy was I surprised at what I found. This market is massive! They charge $2 for parking (I don't understand flea markets charging money for parking) but anyways...I spent 3 hours here and didn't even see all of the vendors. There were vendors on both sides of the street, vendors selling anything and everything! Some bargains can be found if you take your time. Definitely the best market in the state of Florida. This is not one of those run of the mill indoor markets with annual vendors selling Chinese knockoff toys, this is an actually flea market with everything. Open on MONDAYS.

Visited February 2014
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