In 1980, Richard Ferkich, Sr. decided to open some mini-warehouses for people to rent for storage space. Before long, he noticed people were operating small businesses from the spaces. This got him to thinking and shortly thereafter, Richard built a 25,000 sq.ft. mini-mall and called it the Oldsmar Flea Market.
A year after opening, Ferkich threw a party at his new flea market and people flocked in to hear live country western music, eat free popcorn and corn dogs, drink free beer and put their kids on rides. It was a big success.
There are only a few original flea markets left along Florida’s central west coast, and the Oldsmar Flea Market is one of the biggest and the best. For more than 30 years, The market has continued to grow, even while others have shrunk and disappeared.
The Oldsmar Flea Market has grown and evolved over the years, but it is a combination of carnival, shopping bazaar and three ring circus. Bold, loud, colorful and exciting, you never know what you’re going to find around the next corner and sometimes it will be something you haven’t seen in years and thought you’d never see again. Oh yeah, most weekends you can still catch some live music on the north stage and eat a corn dog or elephant ear.
Come on in this weekend and experience a slice of original Florida – experience the Oldsmar Flea Market!
CONTACT & DIRECTIONS
180 N. Race Track Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677