For the folks who love a good bargain and a hunt for unexpected treasures, the flea markets in Georgia offer an ever-changing shopping experience. You’ll find them in every corner of the state, from multi-acre roadside setups to old churches filled with vending booths and produce stands. Here’s a guide to a few of the Peach State’s best flea-tique offerings.
A Classy Flea – Marietta
Nestled in the East Cobb Station shopping center (read: ample and free parking), the Classy operation is womaned by three sisters who manage the 11,000 square foot store of over 25 vendors and 50 booths. Follow them on social media for regular inventory updates, like vintage furniture and doo-dads that make great gifts or home decor, that you can purchase seven days a week.
Pendergrass Flea Market – Pendergrass
Hailed as the largest indoor flea market in the United States, Pendergrass encompasses over 500 vendors/700 booths, a food court that specializes in “South of the Border” cuisine, and kids activities, making this market a “bring the whole family” weekend affair. The list of vendor and service categories is both extensive and eclectic (from car stereos to Mexican candy), and one might mistake the flea market for an amusement park after enjoying the mini-train, rolling water balls, bounce houses and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays.
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Cumming
Heralded by USA Today and Huffington Post as one of America’s best, Lakewood is perfect for shoppers hunting for antiques, vintage furniture, home/garden decor, and services like furniture restoration. In Lakewood’s 75,000 square feet, you’ll find over 500 indoor and outdoor vending spaces, plus a restaurant. The market runs the third weekend of every month, with the exception of December, when the antique and gift show takes place on the first weekend. Kids under 12 are free, and adults pay $3 admission, valid the entire weekend.
Bargainville Flea Market – Lake Park
Off of I-75 (south of Valdosta), Bargainville assures shoppers that they’ll find “some of the finest folk in the south” within. After 30 years of operation, Bargainville has grown to include a variety of buildings that house its vendors, including cabins and barns. In addition to full-service breakfast and lunch, you can enjoy fair-favorites like funnel cake and pork rinds. Bargainville also hosts a monthly community yard sale with free tabling for local vendors. Hit the interstate southbound to peruse their wares Saturdays and Sundays 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Smiley’s Flea Market – Macon
The Smiley’s Flea Market enterprise began in North Carolina in 1984; it quickly expanded with a second location in Macon in 1985, which today boasts 100,000 square feet of vending space, in addition to first-come, first-serve outdoor yard sale tables. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., you can purchase just about anything under the Macon sun, “from peanuts to bulldozers.” Food options (restaurants and concession stands) include ribs, Mexican fare, and snow cones.
Bill’s Flea Market – Lithia Springs
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Bill’s is an outdoor flea market that features mostly recurring vendors. Here, you’ll find the gamut of flea market goodies: collectibles and used clothing, fresh produce and boiled peanuts, lawn mowers and computers, artwork and antiques. The centrally-located concession stand offers ballpark fare. Conveniently located off of I-20, Bill’s is easily accessible from Atlanta and the west and northwest suburbs.
Keller’s Flea Market – Savannah
What was once a mobile home sales lot and hay field has since become Keller’s, Savannah’s beloved flea market. This 30-year-old flea market’s amenities include food concessions (Janie Arkwright’s Kitchen and Unka Hube’s Redneck Cafe), showers for traveling vendors, and parking for RVs and buses, in addition to ATMs, a barber shop, and free parking/admission. Keller’s promises “Quality / Quantity / Variety,” which you’re sure to find amongst stalls of local produce and honey, monogrammed gifts, antiques, vinyl records, and even pets and livestock. Open Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Barnyard Flea Market – Augusta
With sister branches in the Carolinas, the Georgia Barnyard Flea Market sits just south of I-20, a stone’s throw from South Carolina. Shop on Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Before you begin, use Barnyard’s online vendor directory feature, where searches for produce, purses and pottery will yield the exact vendors and booth locations at which those products are sold.
My Favorite Place Flea Market – Chamblee
On Peachtree Blvd, which runs parallel to the food paradise that is Buford Highway, My Favorite Place Flea Market is open for business seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. More than a few customer reviews include the word “treasure” – which you’re sure to find amongst the 30 vendors selling vintage furniture and decor and beyond. Follow their Facebook page for regular inventory updates and drool over slinky 60s chaise lounges and mahogany glass door China cabinets.
J and J Flea Market – Athens
Marketing itself as the “area’s largest yard sale,” J and J thrives on recurring vendors to cover its 200 acres and 2,000+ tables to sell used clothes and furniture, fresh produce, and true yard sale odds and ends. The indoor/outdoor market runs Saturdays and Sundays rain or shine and includes onsite ATMs, plenty of parking, and five onsite restaurants. Being just four miles from charming Downtown Athens, though, you can easily split your day between shopping and exploring the Classic City. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date about inventory and fun programs, like their Easter egg hunt and the J&J Railroad.
Georgia Mountain Market – Clayton
Up in north Georgia, Clayton’s aptly-named Georgia Mountain Market offers 45,000+ square feet of indoor flea market fun. Peruse both shops (books, knives, records and more) and booths (jewelry, quilts, and antiques) before enjoying “Serious Southern BBQ” at The Wicked Pig. Additional amenities include no shortage of parking and an onsite ATM. Open Friday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Unique Treasures Flea Market – Snellville
Located off Highway 78 in the Atlanta suburbs east of the city, Unique Treasures occupies a former church space and continues to embody the spirit of community giving. thanks to regular military discounts, toy drives and canned food collections. Open seven days a week, vendors sell home decor, furniture, antiques, and the sorts of unique treasures one can only hope to find on a flea market excursion. Their events page is regularly updated with discounts and programming – like pictures with Santa – and customers making purchases on items priced $100+ can take advantage of their layaway option.
St Marys Flea Market – St Marys
For the coastal Georgia flea market shoppers, St Marys Flea Market lists used tools, collectibles, antiques, and vintage clothing as among its inventory. Also operating as a local farmers market, you’ll find fresh seasonal produce here, too. Open for business Friday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. You’re just within reach of beautiful Cumberland Island, so shop and savor the scenery.
Peddler’s Emporium – Grayson
For those who might be overwhelmed by the more expansive flea markets, Peddler’s Emporium in Grayson – run by a mother-daughter duo – offers a cozier shopping experience. Explore antiques, home decor, embroidered products, vintage furniture, and knick-knacks perfect for a bookshelf or backyard garden. Crafters and craft enthusiasts are welcome, too! Open seven days a week.
For a flea market experience that’s grounded in a great cause, look no further than the seasonal markets hosted by the United Methodist Children’s Home, which take up multiple floors of the campus’s buildings and even stretch across the lawns. Enjoy toys, dishes, home-baked goods, plants from the Home’s volunteer gardens, furniture, appliances and more. Proceeds benefit the children and families the Home works to support, and sale items can be donated at any time. The markets are produced by a hefty team of volunteers – visit their website to learn more about how to get involved.
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