12 Best Flea Markets in Alabama

Updated On October 8, 2023
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It could be because it is a southern state, but Alabama has a lot of the old-fashioned classic flea markets.

They are open on weekends, and anyone can bring anything they want and sell it.

A lot of small towns have these around the state.

The larger cities like Birmingham and Tuscaloosa have them as well, but the larger towns are more likely to have indoor facilities.

Alabama is not known as a tourist destination, but there are enough flea markets to change that if word gets out. 

Coronavirus has had a big impact on flea markets, and many have closed for good.

Check to make sure they are still open before you go.

The 12 Best Flea Markets in Alabama

The 127 Corridor Sale

The 127 Corridor Sale is the world’s longest yard sale, at almost 70 miles from Gadsden to Michigan.

The project was born in Alabama, and it is quite a sight to see. 

It is an almost continuous yard sale, and some sales are gathered in towns.

The event is held the first week of August each year.

There are a lot of antiques and collectibles along this route.

There are plenty of old tools and older items that can be converted into art.

Anything you could find at a yard sale can be found along this route.

You can get travel guides to help you travel the route.


The Bessemer Flea Market

The Bessemer Flea Market is one of the largest in the state, and you could easily spend a weekend here.

The town is on the southwest edge of Birmingham, and also has a rich history to explore.

There are 500 vendors and about 10,000 visitors come to the flea market every weekend.

There’s camping and hotels within walking distance.

It has a lot of everything you would expect at a flea market.

There are new and used items, antiques, collectibles, clothes, sporting goods, electronics, memorabilia, and much more.  


Flea Market Mobile by Aunt Mamie Joe

Flea Market Mobile by Aunt Mamie Joe has an international flavor on the coast near the city of Mobile.

There are as many as 800 booths, with some indoors and some outdoors.

It will take a long time to see it all, and there are vendors from around the world.

There are antiques, jewelry, handmade items, furniture, fresh produce, and more.

They have new and used clothing, and new and used furniture, and there are surprising things at times.

You can bring your yard sale here and sell what you have.

They make it easy to sell, and there are a lot of regulars that sell.

There are booths that sell food.

The flea market is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9 a.m. 


The Lee County Flea Market

The Lee County Flea Market, near the Georgia State line, is a classic flea market.

For $10, you can rent a table and you are in business.

Just set up at an empty table and they will collect later.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 a.m. and stays open all year.

There are about 200 vendors outside and about 100 more inside a covered area.

There are new and used items; tools, gardening and pet supplies, toys, books, and electronics, and we have not yet mentioned the antiques.

Sports memorabilia is also big here and you can get some great deals on that.

Food and drink are also available on the grounds.

Collinsville Trade Day

Collinsville Trade Day is another classic flea market, and they start at 4:30 in the morning.

It is one of the biggest in east Alabama, and probably the one that starts the earliest. 

It lasts until people sell out of their merchandise and leave, and that is usually mid-afternoon.

Tables are $7 for rent, and you can park your RV overnight with hookups for $6.

There are some serious antique dealers, serious collectors, tourists, and locals.

There is a good mix of new and old, with new and used furniture and clothing.

There are a lot of handmade items, as well as collectibles.

They have food trucks on-site and there are probably some homemade food items for sale as well.


Sadies Flea Market

Sadies Flea Market in Dothan is huge.

It is one of the few flea markets you will find where you can buy livestock such as cows or chickens.

It is open Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8 a.m.

There are hundreds of dealers, and a few merchants have storefronts set up.

It is next to the National Peanut Festival and Fairgrounds, and boiled peanuts are very popular here.  

It has the usual collectibles; antiques, glassware, cookware, furniture, and clothing, both old and new.

The livestock and peanuts give it a unique local flair.

The Dixieland Trading Company

The Dixieland Trading Company has a very large flea market on weekends and a consignment shop during the week.

There will be nearly 400 vendors selling new and used items.

There will be antiques, collectibles, jewelry, electronics, and much more.

Old signs of advertising are popular.

They may also have a good selection of vinyl albums.

There will be food trucks, and some vendors sell homemade food.

Crafts and arts can also be found on the grounds.

There are more antiques on consignment at their stores in Scottsboro and Fyffe.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.


The Cullman Flea Market

The Cullman Flea Market is near Interstate 65 about 50 miles north of Birmingham.

On weekends, this is a thriving flea market with hundreds of vendors selling anything you can imagine.

During the week they have an antique store where the good old stuff is kept.

This flea market has a lot of produce and homemade food.

There are the usual antiques, glassware, collectibles, clothing, electronics, and musical instruments.

You might find a chicken or two.

There are garage sale spaces available, as well as larger species for regular dealers.

It also has a lot of home furnishings and decorations.

The antique store has more valuable and fragile antiques as well as collectibles.  


The Eastbrook Antique and Flea Market

The Eastbrook Antique and Flea Market in Mongomery is one of the largest indoor flea markets in the state. 

It has three floors of merchandise and is open seven days a week.

There are 60,000 square feet and more than 300 vendors doing business.

This is one of the bigger indoor markets in the state, and there are several of them in Montgomery.

There are a lot of antiques, along with glassware and collectibles.

There are a lot of new things as well.  

There are also items that could be considered vintage, chic, or retro.

This is a flea market, but it is not a yard sale, and that means there is a difference in prices, but they have a lot of high-quality merchandise.  

There is fresh lemonade, coffee, cookies, and popcorn to keep you refreshed while you shop.


The Mountain Top Flea Market

The Mountain Top Flea Market is in Attalla, at the northern edge of the state.

It starts at 5 a.m. every Sunday, no matter what the weather is.

You can get things like 18 pairs of socks for $5.

There is also the usual assortment of antiques, collectibles, glassware, furniture, and clothing. 

There are often a lot of used items that are not exactly antique but could be at some point.

What is a collectible is in the eye of the beholder, and you might find something new to start collecting.

There are as many as 1200 booths.

It is very easy to bring your stuff and sell it here as well.

It is one of the larger flea markets in the immediate area.

They have smaller stalls for yard sale items.

Regular dealers are also set up with their wares.

They have been in business for a long time and show no signs of slowing down.

There are several markets like this in north-central Alabama and south-central Tennessee, but this one is among the biggest and most popular.


Gillespies Flea Market

Gillespies Flea Market is in the northern part of the state near Huntsville.

Moulton is a very small town of 2500, but worth the trip if you are in the area.

They are open Wednesday through Sunday, and often have specials.

There is an indoor market focused on antiques and collectibles.

They have new and used furniture, painted furniture, decorative items, floral arrangements, and custom-built tables.

They have almost 100 booths with antiques, glassware, vinyl record albums, and vintage items of all kinds.

There are a few Gillespies Flea Markets spread around the northern part of the state.

There is another one in Trinity, which is not far away.

The one in Trinity has a lot of used furniture, which may or may not be antique.


The Hamby Mill Flea Market

The Hamby Mill Flea Market is near Bremen, and about 50 miles north of Birmingham.

The market is along Highway 57 in an unincorporated area.

There are two large buildings filled with things for sale.

There are about 80 vendors, and some have things in the buildings and not in their booths.

You can look through both buildings.

There is new, used, and antique furniture, as well as vinyl record albums, toys, glassware, jewelry, and many more things of interest.

They are open at 9 a.m. Friday through Sunday each week.

Because of Covid, they no longer have open food tables, but they do have food for sale.

They have door prizes at times, and vendors are always offering discounts.

You can spend a day here digging through the buildings and looking at all the items for sale.


The 12 Best Flea Markets in Alabama – Summary Table

Flea MarketAddress
The 127 Corridor Sale6411-6505 Desoto Pkwy NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
The Bessemer Flea Market1013 8th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020
Flea Market Mobile by Aunt Mamie Joe401 Schillinger Rd N, Mobile, AL 36608
The Lee County Flea Market201 Lee Rd 379, Smiths Station, AL 36877
Collinsville Trade Day1102 S Valley Ave, Collinsville, AL 35961
Sadies Flea Market7990 US-231, Dothan, AL 36301
The Dixieland Trading Company33985 Highway 25 Harpersville AL 35078
The Cullman Flea Market415 Lincoln Ave SW, Cullman, AL 35057
The Eastbrook Antique and Flea Market425 Coliseum Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36109
The Mountain Top Flea Market11301 US-278, Attalla, AL 35954
Gillespies Flea Market20610 AL-24, Trinity, AL 35673
The Hamby Mill Flea Market465 Co Rd 30, Bremen, AL 35033

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the best places for flea markets in Alabama?

Alabama has a lot of classic outdoor flea markets, and unlike many states, they are not centered in the bigger cities.

Hit the small towns like Bessemer, Collinsville, or Dothan.

The larger towns like Birmingham have some indoor markets, but most of the classic outdoor weekend flea markets are in the smaller towns around the state.

Another unique thing is the annual 127 Corrido sale, which is part of the longest yard sale in the world that happens once a year.

It starts in Gadsden and goes nearly 700 miles to Michigan.

What makes Alabama flea markets special?

Alabama flea markets are what might be called old-fashioned, and that makes them appealing to a lot of people.

The classic weekend sale outdoors is what many towns around the state have. Many are only open one day a week.

Today there are a lot of dealers who make their living selling at flea markets.

A lot of these small-town markets bring back the old days when people brought things they wanted to sell.

They will still have the dealers, but you will also find a lot of people just having what amounts to a yard sale.

That increases the surprising things you will find at these flea markets in Alabama.

When is the best time to go to a flea market in Alabama?

It is a good idea to get there early to get the best stuff.

Dealers descend on these sales and scoop up the best stuff early, so you need to get there before them to get the best selection.

Later in the day, people get tired of selling and they are more willing to make a deal.

Go later in the day to get the best prices.

Sometimes they would rather sell things cheaply than have to dispose of them another way.

So go early for the best discoveries, and go late for the best prices.

The downside of going early is dealers are not as willing to barter, and the downside of going late is that everything has been picked over.

Can you barter for lower prices?

The Alabama-style flea market is made for bartering.

That is part of the fun for a lot of people – dealers and customers alike.

Especially when people are selling used items, they set the price and can adjust them as they please.

They may lower the price if they want to sell it to you badly enough.

Some will take items in trade.

You could, at least in theory, buy something at one booth and trade it for something else at another booth.

2 Comments on 12 Best Flea Markets in Alabama

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    Michelle Brown says:

    Veterans Trade Day in Eastaboga AL is totally unique, not just a flea market, but a mud bog with scheduled events, 4 paint ball challenge courses, and the only flea market that you can drive a real military tank!! Other events during the year, rodeo, car shows, Halloween haunted course, special Veterans events and much more!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Check out Highway Pickers on same exit as Cullman Flea Market Highway 278 off of Interstate I-65. It is a 3 Story Building full of venders and will take hours to go through. Amazing Flea Market.

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