Sandra Pittelko started working at the Gulf Breeze Flea Market concession stand when it opened 27 years ago, Aug. 7, 1993. She now manages the 45-acre outdoor shopping market, which is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Located across from the Gulf Breeze Zoo, this privately-owned flea market consists of over 200 unique vendor booths. These friendly vendors sell a variety of items ranging from comic books and vinyl records to wood working pieces and specialty knifes.
“We sell a little bit of everything here! We have new stuff, old stuff and antiques,” Pittelko said. “We have vendors who sell collectable coins, Avon, produce, leather items, NASCAR, military stuff, health food, jewelry, purses, sunglasses and cellphone accessories. Last week we even had somebody selling chickens and rabbits!”
Some of the vendors have even been with the flea market since the beginning in 1993. Two of these loyal vendors include Caroline’s Collectables, which sells treasures such as angels, dragons, Betty Boop dolls and yard art, and Little House of Wonders, which sells a collection of gems and crystals.
All the vendors are under one roof with paved walkways, clean restrooms, free parking and free admission.
There are enough vendors and products that you and your friends, or family, can take your time and spend the entire day, searching for bargains.
Vendors fees are very affordable, starting at only $17 a day for a 10-foot by eight-foot booth.
or $29 for the weekend.
All renting of vendor spaces is done through the office. If you are interested in renting a space please contact them at 850-934-1971.
You can also take advantage of the prime Highway 98 eye traffic and sell your automobile or camper in the flea market parking lot for only $40 per week! If you wish to rent a spot to sell your vehicle, call the office for additional information.
Pittelko loves her job because every weekend is different and it’s like a big family.
“As long as I’m having fun, I’ll keep working here,” she said.
Come on by the Gulf Breeze Flea Market this weekend for some serious savings from local vendors!
Gulf Breeze Flea Market
5760 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Open Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join us rain or shine!
Read the full article in the Aug. 27 issue of the Navarre Press.