America’s Peach State offers visitors a true taste of the American South, with captivating natural beauty, charming cultural cities and friendly locals who are happy to show guests the best that Georgia has to offer. It’s also one of the best state’s in the U.S for bargain hunters, with a growing number of city and country flea markets that provide a unique shopping experience for those in search of antiques, cheap deals and locally-made goods.
From scavenger hunts in Atlanta to the farmer’s fleas of the state’s south-east, here are the 15 Best Flea Markets in Georgia:
1. Pendergrass Flea Market
Just 45 minutes from Downtown Atlanta, the Pendergrass Flea Market is Georgia’s largest indoor flea, with over 500 vendors selling international wares every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year.
Alongside stalls selling everything from new and used items to fresh fruit and veg, families with small children will love the activities on offer at this flea. Children can visit the animals in the Pet Area, jump onboard for a mini-train ride around the market and even take a pony ride.
Foodies will find plenty to keep them happy, with a large international food court serving up everything from Asian to Authentic Southern treats.
2. Georgia Mountain Market
Enjoy a day out at the Georgia Mountain Market, just a short walk from the historic town of Clayton. The huge 45,000 sq.ft. flea has a wide range of booths and shops, open every Friday to Sunday year-round.
The market, where shoppers can find antiques, bric-a-brac, clothing, electronics, ornaments and more, also has one of the most popular eateries in the area – the excellently named Wicked Pig. As well as authentic Southern dishes, hungry bargain hunters can take a break from the flea and fill up at the restaurant’s all-you-can-eat buffet.
3. A Classy Flea
Collectors come from all over Georgia to visit this antique flea in Marietta, with over 25 quality dealers and some 11,000 square feet of shopping space.
Owned and operated by a trio of sisters, A Classy Flea has become known for its unique range of antique items, which are sourced from as far afield as Europe.
Open every day of the week, the flea has everything from furniture and art to ornaments, lighting, books and jewellery, with knowledge staff and a constantly changing inventory.
Alongside collectables and rare items, you’ll also find a selection of local handmade goods, including home furnishings and gifts.
4. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
The most widely recognised name in Georgia markets, the Lakewood Antiques Market has been running for over 20 years. Originally located at the Southeastern Fair Grounds in Atlanta, the market moved to its current home in Cumming after it the lease was purchased by the City of Atlanta.
The newer Lakewood 400 might not be of the same size, or hold the same historic-charm as the old market building, but it still draws a huge number of visitors to its 75,000 square feet of vendors and shops.
Open every Friday to Saturday, shoppers can expect a vast range of home décor, gardening tools and plants, antiques and collectables, as well as an on-site restaurant and appraisal services.
5. Keller’s Flea Market
As one of Georgia’s largest fleas, and widely regarded as providing the best facilities for both vendors and visitors, it’s no wonder that Keller’s Flea Market attracts so many people each weekend.
The flea has over 400 retail spaces, with both permanent and changing vendors – selling everything from antiques to car parts and even live pets.
Families can enjoy a budget-friendly day out, thanks to the market’s ample free parking and free admission, as well as tasty cheap food Janie Arkwright’s busy Kitchens.
Don’t forget to spot the famous “Big Cow” at the entrance to Keller’s Flea Market, dressed in her flea market clothing and jewellery.
6. The Barnyard Flea Markets
This Georgia instalment of Barnyard’s popular family of flea markets attracts thousands of shoppers each year, with a huge selection vendors and hours of family fun.
Barnyard’s Flea Markets have been running for over 20 years, with five markets running across three different states. At the Augusta market, you’ll find over 500 merchants, selling items from bric-a-brac to toys, homemade gifts, collectibles and more.
Visitors can grab a bite to eat from one of the many snack bars or sit down for a meal at the market’s choice of restaurants.
7. Smiley’s Flea Market
Part of the Smiley’s Markets & Mall group of fleas, Smiley’s Macon is 60 acres of pure shopping bliss. The flea market, which is one of Georgia’s biggest with over 100,000 sq. ft. of inside selling space and 400 outdoor stalls, is open every Saturday and Sunday from 6am.
Arrive early to beat the collectors and find the best antique bargains, or bring the whole family for a leisurely afternoon browse around the wide range of shops. From car parts to comics, jewellery to plants and homeware, there’s plenty to keep visitors of all ages rummaging around for hidden treasure.
Food lovers can also indulge in some international cuisine, with restaurants serving up everything from Mexican to ice cream, Americana and European dishes.
8. I-75 Flea Market
Thanks to its Northwest borderline location, the busy I-75 Flea Market is popular with bargain hunters from both Tennessee and Alabama, as well as its home state of Georgia.
Open every weekend between 9am to 6pm, the market is the largest in the North Georgia, and has both indoor and outdoor vendors for year-round shopping.
Thousands of visitors drop by each week to find great bargains on items including clothing, leather goods, car accessories, pet supplies and home and garden tools. The market also has food for all the family, with stalls selling popcorn, ice cream, burgers, cakes and more.
9. Scott Antique Markets
Referred to as “America’s favourite treasure hunt”, the monthly Scott Antique Markets in Atlanta draws thousands of antique collectors and shoppers to the city’s Expo Centre.
The second week of every month sees over 3,500 vendors set up booths, selling every kind of antique and collectable imaginable. Whether you are looking for a unique item of furniture for your home, a rare piece of artwork or simply want to browse amongst the endless stalls, you’ll easily lose track of time at Scott Antique Markets.
The Georgia show also features one of the best selections of restaurants at any market in the state, with seafood, Thai cuisine, Japanese, steakhouses and more to fill up hungry shoppers.
10. Bill’s Flea Market
Just a 30-minute drive from Atlanta, Bill’s Flea Market in Lithia Springs, Douglasville, is a family-oriented market offering a great range of bargains – especially for those in search of electronics and the latest gadgets.
More than 400 booths set up shop each weekend, between 7am and 4pm. Alongside electricals including laptops, computers, mobile phones and game consoles, visitors can also find a huge selection of clothing, jewellery, household items, tools, gardening supplies and furniture.
If you’re looking for fresh local produce, Bill’s Flea Market also features a great selection of fruit and veg vendors.
11. Oakland City Market Place
Located in Atlanta’s historic Oakland City district, this popular discount hall and flea market in open seven days a week, year-round.
With over 20 boutiques and the oldest outdoor flea market in Atlanta, Oakland City is packed full of great vintage clothing, books, antiques, furniture and electronics. As well as market vendors, visitors can also find a range of services in the discount mall, with permanent stores offering clothing alterations and TV and computer repairs.
With free admission and free parking, Oakland City Flea Market is one of Atlanta’s great, budget-friendly destinations for a unique day out.
12. Peachtree Peddler’s Flea Market & Antique Centre
Part huge antique store and part flea-market, the Peachtree Peddler’s Flea Market & Antique Centre – located of the I-75 in McDonough – is one of the best in the state for those who to rummage for hidden treasures.
With over 20,000 sq.ft. of booths and vendors, as well as bakery stalls, a Mexican restaurant and tea and coffee facilities, this is a popular stop for both groups of visitors and families.
The Peachtree Peddler’s Flea Market & Antique Centre is open every day excluding Wednesdays, between 11am to 6pm during the week, and from 9am – 6pm on Saturdays.
Alongside delicious food, shoppers can browse through stalls selling candles, perfume, kitchen goods, toys, computers, records, sunglasses and more.
13. West Georgia Flea Market
Carrollton’s West Georgia Flea Market takes place every weekend, between 8am and 4pm, and is one of the most popular fleas for families with children, thanks a great range of attractions, and vendors.
With an outdoor petting zoo, kids can get up close with animals like lamas, camels and birds, whilst adults can enjoy the large food court and clean facilities.
Those looking for a unique gift will love the range of local, handmade arts and crafts, as well as the option for personalising and engraving items such as jewellery and watches.
14. Flea Market City
Columbus’s Flea Market City might be one of Georgia’s smaller markets, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in character.
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 7am, the flea is known for its great value jewellery, furniture and antiques – with massive savings and unique products that you can’t find in the big, high street stores.
As well as popping by for a rake amongst the stalls, stop in at the popular Albert’s Kitchen for a bite to eat. The market’s restaurant offers cheap, tasty meals with a real Georgia flavour, and is open for both lunch and dinner.
15. Sweeties Flea Market
A long running favourite of Hampton and Atlanta residents, Sweeties Flea Market first opened in 1947, and has been offering shoppers the chance to pick up unique items each weekend ever since.
Open from 7am every Saturday and Sunday in Henry County Georgia, Sweeties Flea Market has a little bit of everything. Whether you are looking for a rare collectable, fresh local produce, latest technology or vintage clothing, you’ll find a huge range of items amongst Sweeties many vendors.
For those particularly hot, Georgia summer days, Sweetie’s also has a selection of cold beverages and places to relax in the shade.