July 30, 2020
Renninger's Mount Dora twin markets make a great destination for the entire family. The sights. sounds and smells are always fun even if you don't make a purchase.
Mount Dora is a small city located about 30 miles northwest of Orlando in the hills and lakes of well named named Lake County
Renninger's is located on U.S. Highway 441 on the east side of Mount Dora. The markets are on 117 acres of gently rolling land with many old oak trees draped with Spanish Moss.
There are two separate markets: Renninger's Antique Center on the south side, and Renninger's Flea Market on the north side. There is plenty of parking at both markets as well as in between.
Admission is free to both the antique center and the flea market.
The indoor antique center is in a 40,000 square foot air conditioned building. The center has more than 180 separate booths staffed by friendly owners and filled with antiques of every imaginable kind.
There is also a consignment area in the indoor antique center with display cases of antiques and collectibles for sale by various Central Florida antique dealers.
Some of the permanent antique dealers within the center also have some of their offerings in these cases.
In the outside area surrounding the indoor antique center is what is called the "Street of Shops." These are individual small buildings connected by scenic paths and filled with antiques and merchandise.
Renninger's Flea and Farmer's market is on the north side of the property within walking distance of the Indoor Antique Center.
There are hundreds of independent dealers in this market that sell a wide variety of products. You can find clothing, pets, pet supplies, ornamental plants, foliage, collectibles, jewelry, fresh produce, fresh meat and much more.
There are also food booths where you can buy freshly prepared meals and eat them in tables provided nearby.
The indoor flea market is in an air conditioned building with over 100 booths. The outside pavilions provide another 400 spaces, and other dealers are even out in the open air.
Renninger's is always a busy place. There are special events throughout the year. Some of these take place more than once during the year.
The Extravaganza takes place three times a year, usually in January, February and March. The events always run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Nearly 800 dealers from all over the country come to set up in the open show field, in the indoor antique center and under the pavilions.
Admission is charged for the Extravaganza. You can get a Friday ticket for $10, Saturday for $6, Sunday for $4, or a three day pass for $15.
You will discover each time you visit Renninger's it is slightly different from the last time you visited. Vendors change, antiques come in and out. It is always a new adventure no matter how often you visit.
For more information, see Renninger's Mount Dora Website.
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