Visit the Nashville Flea Market

Nashville Flea Market in Tennessee

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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, Nashville, TN 37203, in the Nashville Expo Center on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.

Dates

The Flea Market is open on the fourth weekend of each month, except in December, when it will be held on the third weekend, due to the winter holidays.

Monthly Themes

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

Hours

The hours for the market are generally:

  • Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Some years, a later Friday opening of noon is at times listed for January and February.

Admission

Admission to the Flea Market is free, but parking costs a small fee per vehicle, with shuttles provided. Free handicapped parking is available for those with a handicap permit. For road-trippers, there's overnight RV parking for a larger fee. While pets are not allowed in the flea market, 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)

Shopping Tips

For your best visit, use your flea market wisdom and these guidelines:

  • Concessions are available but can be pricey. To save money, you might want to bring some bottled water and a few snacks.
  • ATMs are available.
  • There are exceptions, but indoor booths tend to have new items. The antique and vintage merchandise is mostly outside.
  • Beware of booths full of faux antiques and reproductions, which are new items manufactured to look old.
  • 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

To become a seller at the Nashville Flea Market, applications are available from the Flea Market office.

  • There are price tiers for indoor booths, those under a shed, and outdoor booths.
  • 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 for a small fee.
  • 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.

For more information about the Nashville Flea Market, call (615) 862-5016 or visit their Facebook page.