Here in San Antonio we have fine flea markets, influenced heavily by the vast indoor/outdoor mercados of Mexico. Looking to get a sonogram and a haircut, pet a donkey and ride a pony, eat some ice cream and a corn cup, play some videos games and pick up some new home furnishings? If you choose the right flea market, you can do it all on a Saturday morning — in one place. Here are a few of the best Saytown has to offer. — James Courtney
A huge, new facility with standard trinkets and gifts, tires, appliances, local produce, a singularly diverse array of food offerings, a petting zoo, rides, an arcade, and much more. Trader's Village is clean, mostly covered, and also hosts events and concerts.
9333 Southwest Loop 410,
Opened in 1978, Bussey's climbs a slight hill off the side of I-35 between San Antonio and New Braunfels. Bussey's is half open air, offers excellent garage sale finds as well as imported and discount merchandise, and boasts simple but tasty concessions.
18738 IH 35 N, Schertz, TX,
A local legend, Flea Mart is 50 acres of good deals on almost everything you can imagine. Expect standard concession-stand food and drink, live conjunto music, and mostly covered walkways winding through colorful surprise after surprise.
12280 Poteet Jourdanton Fwy,
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