San jose flea market

San Jose Flea Market

Located in the heart of the north-east San Jose in California, the San Jose Flea Market is one of the largest open-air flea market in the U.S. It was originally created by George Bumb Sr. back in 1960, after he visited Paris and got inspired by France’s capital city’s flea market (and particularly the Saint Ouen Flea Market), as well as a few swap meets in Los Angeles.60 years later, the San Jose Flea Market has become a true California landmark with over four million visitors flocking there each year. The 8 miles (13 km) worth of aisles allows for over 2,000 vendors – which makes it almost as big as the iconic Rose Bowl Flea Market and it 2,500 stalls – to sell an array of goods ranging from jewelry, furniture, collectibles and clothing, to fruit, vegetables, toys, books, cars, car stereo equipment, toiletries, artwork, tools, cookware, and cosmetics, among other things. However, the redeeming factor of the San Jose Flea Market is to be found in another part of the flea market: down the Farmers Market’s avenue.A flea market with an entertainment factor: The San Jose Flea Market features a variety of entertainment options every weekend. There are two stages on the Flea Market grounds, one of which is consistently reserved for a Mexican Mariachi band. A vintage carousel, an arcade, three playgrounds, and carnival rides are among the attractions specially developed for children at the San Jose Flea Market. The San Jose Flea Market also host many restaurants that sell both American and Mexican food. Additionally, the Flea Market features traveling food carts that sell beer, soda, and churros. Mercado Sunday San Jose Flea Market Pony ride at San Jose Flea Market - Mariachi San Jose Flea Market daniel - beer truck San Jose flea market - San Jose Flea Market Kids having fun at the San Jose Flea Market San Jose Flea Market: Summary (PROs vs CONs) PROs ✓ 2,000 vendors ✓ Lots of authentic Mexican food and groceries ✓ Farmers Market: Fresh veggies, fresh fruits, & fresh juice ✓ Variety of entertainment options every weekend + good restaurants on site (American & Mexican food) ✓ Free parking before 9 am (parking is $10) CONs ✘ The San Jose Flea Market has lost some of its shine over the past few years ✘ Most products are junk and knockoff products from Mexico and China ✘ Antiques and real vintage products are scarce ✘ Be prepared to bargain; The more organized the stall, the more overpriced items you’ll find ✘ There are plenty of vintage shops already everywhere in S.F. So why bother? ✘ Food and beer are just a little overpriced (bring your own bottled water) ✘ The ATM charges a $2.50 fee for use (bring cash: the parking and most stalls are cash only) Where: San Jose Flea Market, 1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95133 When: Wednesday (300 – 500 vendors), Friday (300 – 500 vendors), Saturday (1,000 – 1,200 vendors), Sunday (1,200 – 1,500 vendors), from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Web: Source:



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