The San Jose Flea Market opened in 1960 with only 20 vendors and 100 customers. It started as a simple idea by George Bumb, who was working in the landfill business. Over 50 years later, the flea market continues to bring the community together and provides a family-friendly atmosphere for local entrepreneurs and visitors alike. Below are some fun facts you may not know about the San Jose Flea Market:
4 million people visit each year
The flea market is a great place to bring your family and friends. When you come by, you’ll find out why over 4 million people visit each year. Khaled Hosseini, The best-selling author of The Kite Runner, even met his wife at the San Jose Flea Market.
We host more than 1,000 vendors
The San Jose Flea Market takes up 120 acres along Berryessa Road in San Jose, California, and is home to over 1,000 vendors each week. Our 500 employees work hard to make the San Jose Flea Market a fun and safe environment.
There’s plenty of food at the market
With over 30 snack bars and 60 food carts, there are plenty of food options at the San Jose Flea Market. We offer delicious options for breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dessert. Soft drinks and beer carts are also located throughout the market, so you never have to worry about going thirsty.
The flea market is a fun place for kids
The San Jose Flea Market now features an area just for kids, called the “FunZone.” Kids can jump in the bounce houses and take a spin on our rides. The FunZone includes a Ferris wheel and an antique merry-go-round.
There’s always something new to discover at the San Jose Flea Market. We recommend visiting on the weekends to experience the full flavor of the market. Call (866) 441-0849 for more information or to find out about our latest events.