ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys - Free admission and bargains galore are on tap for attendees of the Upper Keys Nautical Flea Market set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, at Founders Park, mile marker 87, in Islamorada.
The 11th annual edition, organized by the Upper Keys Rotary Club, is expected to draw hundreds of marine- and watersports-related vendors as well as thousands of buyers seeking great deals on new and used boats, marine equipment, electronics, fishing tackle, dive gear, nautical arts and crafts and more.
"Whatever you need in the world of marine products, will most likely be available at blow-out pricing," predicted event chairman Randy Chaney. "We'll also have food booths and beverages, as well stuff to keep kids entertained."
Saturday hours are set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while gates are to open Sunday at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.
The Upper Keys Nautical Flea Market has evolved into the second largest event of its kind in Florida. Staged as the Rotary's major fundraiser, more than a half-million dollars has been amassed in past years to pay for college scholarships for local high school graduates as well as to purchase equipment for Upper Keys schools.