Visit the Nashville Flea Market

Nashville Flea Market in Tennessee
Painted furniture at the Nashville Flea Market. "Nashville Flea Market" by Unskinny Boppy / CC BY 2.0 / cropped

Just south of downtown Nashville, you’ll find approximately 2,000 booths full of new and used merchandise at the Nashville Flea Market. The year-round flea market takes place once a month at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Each month has its own theme like spring fling or back to school. With so many booths it's guaranteed that everyone in the family can find something to love at the Flea Market.

Location

The flea market is located at 625 Smith Avenue, in the Nashville Expo Center at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Driving directions and GPS addresses are available online.

Nashville Flea Market Dates

The market is open every fourth Saturday of the month except in December when it happens the third Saturday of the month due to the Winter holidays.

Monthly Themes

One thing that sets the Nashville Flea Market apart from other flea markets is its monthly themes. Past themes have included things like retro revival, romance junkies, down memory lane, vintage galore, Americana cool and old-school rules.

December and January Hours

  • Friday: noon to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March through November Hours

  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission

Admission to the Flea Market is free but parking does cost five dollars. For road-trippers there's a 35 dollar overnight RV parking.

While pets are not allowed in the flea, service animals are welcome.

Merchandise

Among old and new merchandise, you can find:

  • Antiques, collectibles, and vintage goods
  • Jewelry (new and old)
  • Handmade clothing
  • Furniture (new, old, painted, upcycled, and refurbished)
  • Artwork and home accessories
  • Lighting
  • Ceramics, glassware, and dishes
  • Gardening supplies and plants
  • Outdoor furniture and accessories
  • Rugs and other textiles (new and old)

Nashville Flea Market Shopping Tips:

  • Concessions are available but can be pricey. To save money you might want to bring some bottled water and a few snacks.
  • ATM machines are available.
  • There are exceptions, but indoor booths tend to have the new items. The antique and vintage merchandise is mostly outside.
  • For large items, there are several designated pick-up points along the edges of the market. Your seller should tell you which pick-up point to use. Make sure you get a receipt and a pick-up pass. You'll need both to claim your purchase.

Selling at the Nashville Flea Market

  • To become a seller at the Nashville Flea Market, fill out the vendor application and then fax it to the business office at (615) 862-5015. Or, call (615) 862-5016 to complete the application by phone.
  • Indoor booth rental prices start at $90, shed spaces start at $35, and outdoor booths cost $70 or $85 per weekend.
  • Booth reservations will be canceled if your payment isn't received within five days of making the reservation.
  • Tables, chairs, electrical connections, and vendor parking for large trucks and trailers are available for additional fees.
  • Temporary licenses are available for sellers without Tennessee Business Licenses and Tennessee Sales Tax Numbers
  • Prohibited items include animals, counterfeit goods, expired pharmacy items and other perishables, pornography, and stolen merchandise. You must have special permission to sell plants and concessions.