Are you someone who watches “Antiques Road Show” in anticipation of seeing folks finding a treasure? Maybe you have a collection of items that you are always looking to expand? No matter why you might be interested in antiques, collectibles or “junk shops”, you probably continue doing it while you travel. In fact, treasure hunting during a vacation is a fantastic way to get your hands on real, authentic “finds”. This is a reason to head to Sevierville, TN where its enormous flea markets are becoming some of the town’s major destinations.
Flea Traders Paradise
The first of the two major Sevierville flea markets is the famous Flea Traders Paradise. It is just minutes from the downtown area and easily ranks as one of the fastest growing destinations for experienced treasure hunters and novice flea marketers alike. It features indoor and outdoor vendors.
The indoor area is around 40,000 square feet and is climate controlled year round. It offers paved parking and even a taste restaurant, The Paradise Café. Among the vendors you will find purveyors of local specialties and freshly made treats that are fantastic souvenirs or ideal for enjoying later.
You can take a look at the current vendor list ahead of time, though most are interior vendors. The outdoor vendors change often and also include a diversity of choices.
While there, dig into some authentic mountain dishes at the Paradise Café. It features breakfast options as well as luncheon and light dinner selections, and even sweets and treats to savor while exploring the treasures.
Great Smokies Flea Market
This is not the flea market closest to Sevierville’s downtown area, but it is the most frequently visited and largest flea market in the region. The Great Smokies Flea Market is open year round and is noted as a popular family destination in addition to a choice spot for bargain hunters. It features home décor, antiques, tools, sports equipment and pet products. It is a place where deep discounts on brand new items are always available.
This flea market is just outside of Kodak, TN and features more than one thousand vendors with both indoor and outdoor spaces. The indoor market is more than 200,000 square feet and offers climate controlled areas. It has ample parking, and even has spaces for buses and RVs. Unlike other destinations, it is pet-friendly and it even has regular entertainers and WiFi on the premises.
With a farmer’s market, an array of hot and cold foods available from local vendors and even access to clean public restrooms, it easily rates as a full day destination for your family or group. Their Liquidation Outlet is also a popular choice among locals, and not to be missed.
Don’t forget to take your junking or bargain hunting side along with you on a getaway to Sevierville. These two flea markets may even be your reason to pay a visit!