The Port Isabel Flea Market is a fun place to stop after Sunday morning church or breakfast. The first booth we saw was a colorful display of metal lawn art. Then rocks. We ambled in to see more.
We've been to the market a couple of times now. The first week, there were only about six vendors. This week, I'd say there were more than 30.
Baked goods. Produce, including Texas citrus fruit and fresh greens. Jewelry, both new and vintage. Mexican boots. Antiques and collectibles. Miscellaneous used stuff -- books, household goods, tools, etc. An Avon products representative. Fishing rods and tackle. Hand crafted items, including scarves and soap. Clothing. Healthy looking flowering plants, herbs, and vegetable starts. Rocks and colorful chunks of glass. The Mexican metal garden art. These are the booths that stood out, that I remember.
This is a Sunday market. March through November, it's only the first Sunday of the month. However, thanks to the influx of RVers to the area, it has an expanded winter schedule. During December, January, and February, it's open every Sunday.
The flea market is conveniently located on Hwy 100, in the Buelah Lee Park. That's the city park next to Dairy Queen. Parking can be iffy, especially if you have a large RV. Many people park in the bike path along the highway.
It is an open air market, with only a few booths under cover. It's goes on rain or shine. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There's no admission fee.
Vendor space starts at $15, on a first come, first served basis.
This isn't the kind of swap meet you drive very far out of your way to get to. Even on the busiest day, there wasn't enough to make a day of it. But, if you are in the area, it is a nice little market. We found a couple of bargains.
The market is sponsored by the Port Isabel, Texas, Chamber of Commerce. Some places, it is billed as the Port Isabel Flea Market. On other promotions, it is listed as the Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. The address is listed as 203 West Queen Isabella Blvd., but you'll see it along Hwy. 100. For more information or vendor information, call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262
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