The Granddaddy of Sarasota Flea Markets!

The Granddaddy of Sarasota Flea Markets is known as “The Dome Flea Market” in south Venice, which is south Sarasota County.

Farewell to The Dome!
After 43 years The Dome CLOSED on July 16, 2017 for business reasons. The commercial property is slated to be redeveloped into another commercial business. As a much enjoyed, long time Sarasota Attraction we will keep this page on line as a historic tribute to The Dome.  -- Other Sarasota Flea Markets information at the bottom of this page.

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It has a little bit of everything. You can spend a fun morning or afternoon browsing through the wares of vendors who are from all walks of life.

A local landmark for over 30 years, you never know what you’ll find at The Dome Flea Market, but there is a wide variety of, well, let’s just put it this way: everything under the Florida sun.

So, what you find may surprise you, or if you’ve been to a lot of Flea Markets, perhaps not.

The Dome Flea Market is spread out over about 3 buildings through winds and turns and rooms off of other rooms. It’s bigger than what it looks like from first glance. You’ll have fun winding your way through the maze of booths and aisles.

The Dome Flea Market, Venice Florida
The Dome Flea Market Sarasota County Florida

Here’s a short list of what you’ll find at the Granddaddy of Sarasota Flea Markets, The Dome Flea Market: hats, straw hats and caps of all kinds, all kinds of jewelry, some handmade, some being created as you watch.

I’ve also seen guns and swords, golf clubs, golf balls and bags, old and new clothes, new items, second hand items, sunglasses and reading glasses, knick-knacks of every kind, artwork; from paintings to photography.

The Dome Flea Market Sarasota
Flea Market known as the Dome in Sarsota County Florida

Flea Market Sarasota

Also for sale were all sorts of hand bags, nostalgia items, old books, home décor and there’s even a fresh produce market at the entryway to The Dome Flea Market. And on my last visit there was also a knife sharpener at the entryway with a booth where you could bring your old knives and have them sharpened.

I’m not so sure if you’ll find anything “rare” here but there was also coin dealer-collector booth as well as booths that sell socks and shoes and new and used merchandise of all kinds.

All kinds of items at the Dome Flea Market in Venice Florida
Find all kinds of wares at the Dome Flea Market in Sarasota County Florida

It’s just a real potpourri of eclectic items; fun to browse through.

The couple of friendly vendors that I talked with have been selling their wares at The Dome Flea Market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for years.

One told me that he makes just “extra money and gas money,” so it doesn’t appear that anyone is getting rich off what they’re selling, but just looking to make a few extra bucks.

The vendors seem to enjoy it and the ones I talked to stay throughout the whole year, even after the seasonal rush goes away.

Lots to see and lots for sale at the Dome Flea Market in Venice Florida
The Dome Flea Market in South Venice Florida

Their big time of year, of course, is during what we affectionately call “snowbird” season from October through April. That’s when you’ll find it the busiest over the 3 day weekends at the Dome Flea Market.

So, if it’s your kind of thing, it’s worth a drive just to spend an hour or two browsing around the granddaddy of Sarasota flea markets, the Dome Flea Market.

Some of the produce market at the Dome Flea Market in Sarasota County Florida

Who knows what you’ll find? You may find something that will fill in that corner in your house that has been empty for years because you haven’t been able to find “just the right thing.”

The outside sign at the Dome Flea Market in South Venice Florida

Directions from Sarasota: To find the Dome Flea Market follow Rt. 41 south into Venice, onto the Venice 41 By-Pass, this will lead back into Rt 41. Turn right at Rt 776, also known as Englewood Road. The Dome Flea Market will be about a mile further on the left side of the road. Make a left into the parking lot.

The Dome Flea Market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission is free.

Other Sarasota Flea Markets at this publishing date include: The Sarasota Swap, Meet & Flea Market. Every Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Buy, sell, swap, have fun. Everything under the sun from plants and produce to hand crafted wood furniture and lots of flea market items of all kinds. 125 S. Tuttle Avenue at the intersection of Ringling Blvd.

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