Barter for Bargains
Five miles east of IH35 in Austin
, the Austin Country Flea Market has the distinction of being number 8 on the Travel Channel's "Top 10 World's Best Flea Markets," as well as being one of the oldest and biggest in the Central Texas region. There are over 300 vendors here, as well as live (some say "rowdy") music every weekend. The market has covered, paved walkways, plus some sellers of awesome tacos and other Tex-Mex fare. Fans cite the huge variety of stuff on hand here--you can sometimes find gila monsters and other reptiles in with the crafts, baubles, clothes and religious items. Cash only; bartering is cool, too.