Nashville, Tennessee, is a shopaholic’s paradise. The downtown Nashville shopping district is where many visitors begin, but for a truly unique retail experience, the Nashville Flea Market is an ideal choice! This is the best place to discover one-of-a-kind antiques, interesting pieces of furniture, and much more. Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about this Nashville hidden gem.
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Your Guide to Treasure Hunting at the Nashville Flea Market
Since 1969, this market has been a local favorite because of its expansive grounds, variety of items, and volume of rare finds. It has been named among the top 10 flea markets in the country and featured on The History Channel’s famed TV show, American Pickers. It’s held on every fourth weekend of the month, with the exception of December (when it is held on the third weekend). Over 2000 vendors set up shop here every month and feature fresh selections each time! Be sure to look ahead at the Nashville Flea Market dates before planning your visit.
When in Nashville, Shop as the Locals Do
Since this market is so large, any Music City local who frequents the market will tell you that creating a strategy for your visit is best. First, plan to arrive at the market as soon as it opens for the weekend at 8 a.m. on Friday. This will increase your chances of stumbling upon rare collectibles! Arriving early will also ensure that the grounds aren’t too crowded. Next, plan to bring cash. Many of the vendors accept cards, but parking at the event is cash-only and costs $5. This charge also covers a shuttle that transports visitors from the parking lot to the grounds. Finally, check the Nashville Flea Market vendor map before arriving and pinpoint your sections of interest. This way, you’ll have a game plan for making the most of your visit!
The Flea Market Is Family-Friendly
Browsing this open-air shopping spot is a great way to spend a day enjoying the city with friends or family. Everyone is bound to discover a unique find here! The market offers toys, home furnishings, carpets, knick-knacks, local foods, and so much more. A large portion of the market is either indoors with air conditioning or covered under tents, so it’s a wonderful way to spend a hot or rainy day in Nashville. Just make sure everyone in your group wears comfortable walking shoes; there’s a lot of ground to cover!
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