There's no secret that people love to collect things.
Today, travelers continue this tradition by scouring antique shops and flea markets for the finest collectibles and highest quality "junque" they can find -- and the likelihood of finding these items improves considerably in Mount Dora.
Mount Dora was named the best place in Florida to retire by Money Magazine and is known as Festival City for its full calendar of events. But for antique buffs, the title worth noting is "The Antique Capital of Central Florida."
Along with plentiful antique shops in the quaint historic village, the place to see is 115-acreRenninger's Antique Center. Open weekends only, this sprawling center features 250 dealers selling a selection of American and import period furniture, deco designs, paper goods, glassware, gadgets and everything else they couldn't fit in the Smithsonian.
Catch Renninger's on the third weekend of any month and you're in for a treat. The Renninger's Antique Fair attracts approximately 500 dealers every month. The popular Renninger's Extravaganza in November, January and February, draws roughly 1,400 dealers from around the country.
Well worth a two-day stay, downtown Mount Dora is complemented by antique malls, art galleries, coffee shops, carriage rides and restaurants.
The Mount Dora Village Merchants Association maintains a website containing pictures, maps, merchant listings and a festival calendar. Their website is located at www.mtdora.org.
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