10 Best Flea Markets in North Carolina

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Beautiful North Carolina is home to many great flea markets that are ripe for the picking! If you can imagine it, you can probably find it at one of these 10 best flea markets in North Carolina. Let us know if you know of another good one that should be included in this list! Happy shopping

Find anything and everything at Raleigh Flea Market

Since it opened in 1981, Raleigh Flea Market has been a shopping tradition. Every weekend, tens of thousands flock the Historic State Fairgrounds to see myriad of items being sold by over 600 vendors. This flea market has been featured in USA Today’s Travel 10Best and recognized as”one of America’s best” by CNN.


Have a smile on your face while shopping at Smiley’s Flea Market

Smiley’s is one of North Carolina’s finest, if not the largest, flea markets. About 12,000 to 17,000 people from all over the country travel to Fletcher every weekend to attend the event. Smiley’s also has another location in Macon Georgia and an antique mall in Florida.


Bring the family for a weekend of fun at Brightleaf Flea Market

With over 100,000 square feet of indoor market space, Brightleaf Flea is Johnston County’s largest flea market. Bargain hunters will take delight in browsing through tons of items brought by over 250 vendors. Open to the public from Friday to Sunday, Brightleaf also has a farmers market.


Discover a hidden treasure at Cooks Flea Market

For over 27 years, Cooks has been welcoming thousands of customers every weekend. With 155,000 square feet and over 500 booths, this is definitely one of North Carolina’s biggest indoor flea markets. There are so many items from Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other parts of the world waiting to be discovered in this giant market.


Locate items “Twice As Nice” in this flea market

Although they have just celebrated their second anniversary, Twice As Nice is slowly gaining popularity among vintage lovers and bargain hunters from near and far. This indoor flea market is one of the largest in Jacksonville. Their doors are open seven days a week.


Get a “sweet” deal at Sweet Union Flea Market

On your way to Myrtle Beach make sure to stop by Sweet Union in Monroe. Founded in 1982, thousands of visitors have been coming to this weekend flea market to experience festival shopping. They feature over 300 outdoor and 150 indoor vendors.


Shop around at Antique Market Place

With over 120 dealers housed in a 25,000 square foot mall , this is “not just” an antique market place. Located in Greensboro, they showcase an assortment of items like collectibles, furniture and even soaps and lotions. Shoppers are welcome to look around daily.


Prepare to fill your shopping bags at 11 Acre Flea Market

This flea market located in Thomasville has anything and everything under the sun, from furniture, clothes and accessories, to collectibles and yard sale items. They have welcomed thousands of shoppers for more that 30 years. This marketplace is open every Saturdays and Sundays, all year round.


Buy your souvenirs from Starway Flea Market

Wilmington has been home to Starway Flea for over 20 years. This marketplace has almost everything in one roof, from antiques and collectibles to computers and electronics. Their doors are open on weekends all throughout the year.


Spot a great bargain at Jamestown Flea Market

Jamestown Flea has been a popular shopping destination since it first opened in 1983. Every weekend, this marketplace gathers over 300 vendors and more than a thousand visitors from all over. Aside from antiques and collectibles, shoppers can find an array of items like books, vinyl records, sports memorabilia and a whole lot more.


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