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Best of SA 2013

Best Flea Market

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1. Traders Village
9333 SW Loop 410 , (210) 623-8383, tradersvillage.com

Advertised as a “swap meet, treasure hunt, shopping complex, county fair, and festival attraction all rolled into one,” Traders Village is a sprawling flea market on steroids, orbiting around an 80-foot high carnival ride dubbed Star Dancer. Once through the “Toll Plaza” ($2 per car) and parked in the seemingly endless lot, the behemoth can be tackled from a number of angles. With a reported 1,000 vendors, the often empty promise “something for everyone” could be true here — especially if you’re in the market for Flying Super Grover ($20); gag rolls of Sticky Buns, Burning Sensation, and Itchy Butt toilet paper ($3); a pink zebra-print Playboy comforter ($40); or a stun gun (layaway available!). Beyond these temptations, there’s plenty to keep young’uns occupied (including pony rides, a petting zoo, and an arcade) plus street food, beer and aguas frescas, and periodic events like roller derby bouts, car shows, and boxing matches.

2. Mission Open Air Flea Market
707 Moursund, (210) 921-1569

3. Eisenhauer Road Flea Market
3903 Eisenhauer, (210) 653-7592

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