Goa's one and only Flea Market is located in the beach village of Anjuna. During Wednesday, (OCTOBER TO MAY ONLY EVERY YEAR) people come from all over India as well as the world to shop here. There is a large selection of items for sale, and the place has a fascinating atmosphere in its setting amid the palm trees and next to the sea. It is an unforgetable experience.
WARM WELCOME TO ANJUNA FLEA MARKET
The flea market starts at 8 am and closes at 6 pm. Stall Owners, Hawkers and Sellers start building their temporary stalls as early as 6 AM at Sunrise. This flea market is busiest in the early afternoon. Hawkers from Goa, India and even around the world come here to sell their items and goods.
You can get all types of clothes, Nepali as well as Tibetan goods, embroidered items, incense, a good selection of jewelry, semiprecious stones, crystals, fancy knives, handicrafts, hammocks, bedspreads, and other items at the flea market. There are also several people who sell the latest techno and trance music compact CD's.
There are good places to eat Indian, Israeli, or Western food. There are Ayurvedic doctors, professional hair cutters and colorers (foreigners), dreadlocks makers, and nose and body piercers. You can have your hair cut and painted in any style imaginable. You can also have different designs painted on your body which look like tattoos.
The concept of a flea market is quite different then the one used in the Anjuna Flea Market. Internationally a flea market or swap meet is basically a bazaar where inexpensive or secondhand goods are sold or bartered. It can be indoors or outdoors, in a warehouse or in field under a tent.
Anybody can be a vendor, hawker, paddler or seller from a family that is renting a table for the first time to sell a few unwanted household items to a commercial operation including a large variety of used or new commercial merchandise.
The Anjuna Flea market on Wednesday is the queen of hippie flea markets. Rumor says it was started by the father hippie himself “eight finger Eddie” in 1975. Some will say it traced back further.