By Kitty Breed, Heart Vintage Designs
Three times a year, in November, January and February, an Antique Extravaganza is held with many more vendors spread out in tents and under a second covered pavilion. There is a reasonable admission fee for these events and it's worth every penny. Dealers from all over the country converge to create a shopping experience you'll remember for years to come. The variety of merchandise available is staggering.
The second Sunday of each month, a special event called "Guitars and Cars" is held. A combination of
musician and automotive swap meets, the cost of admission is a very reasonable $2.00. Children are free.
Other events are held on the Twin Market property including an annual Civil War Re-enactment complete
with calvary horses and cannons.
The farmers and flea market side (352) 383-3141is open every weekend from 8 am until 4 pm and is free.
Along with permanent vendors in air conditioned booths, there are vendors under cover along with
additional vendors located in tents out in the field behind the buildings. The merchandise varies widely
from new items to antiques. Each area of this market has its own "personality." There is even a section
known unofficially as "Antique Row" located on aisle D.
To sum it up, shopping the Renningers Twin Markets is a pleasant way to locate antiques, collectibles
and more at fair market prices.
Hi I'm Kathy, owner of Vintage Finds Magazine. I hope you enjoy these vintage shops and markets.