Things to do: You never know what you’ll find at Georgia’s best flea markets

These flea markets are definitely worth a road trip

Day trips keep it close to home

For deal finders, thrift shoppers and antique buyers, flea markets are the thing to do in Georgia this year. According to Only In Your State, one of Georgia’s largest flea markets might even become your next big weekend ritual.

A hidden gem in Clayton County, Georgia Mountain Market is the largest indoor flea market in Northeast Georgia with over 45,000 square feet of space. The market features a bevy of shops and booths filled with unique items for almost every kind of shopper. From vintage goods to strange oddities, antiquarians and money-savers alike have plenty to choose from. There are even food vendors to sate that post-shopping spree appetite.

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The Georgia Mountain Market, however, is just one of many unique and fascinating shopping opportunities that flea market lovers can take advantage of. La Vaquita Flea Market is a top-choice must visit for Georgia shoppers, according to The Crazy Tourist.

Not far from Athens, Pendergrass’ La Vaquita Flea Market features over 500 vendors, most of which are indoors. Among the market’s many offerings, shoppers can stop for authentic Mexican meals and sweets. From ear piercings to chiropractor services to tattoos, it’s a flea market with an incredible variety of offerings.

For those looking for a more local experience to soak in the local culture, Smiley’s Flea Market in Macon, offers over 1,000 selling spaces and an incredible variety of vendors.

“There’s a lot of history and community involved with the flea market business,” Ben Campen Jr., president of both the Smiley’s Flea Market company and the National Flea Market Association, told Mountain Xpress. “It’s really fun to watch the interaction between people and the energy that comes with every weekend.”

With a full food court, holiday celebrations and special events always on the calendar, McDonough’s Peachtree Peddlers and Antique Mall has an experience for everyone, as well as a stall for every shopper. With over 25 acres and hundreds of vendors, it’s a flea mark with thousands of square feet worth of shopping to offer.