On the weekend of Sept. 14-16th, locals packed the Knoxville Expo Center to whip out their wallets. The Knoxville Flea Market is a market that sets up multiple times throughout the year to sell second-hand goods, crafts, and other merchandise. With the incentive of no admission with free parking, hundreds flocked to the expo center to shop at over 300 booths.
The market consisted of several, long aisles. Along these aisles were booths selling clothes, jewelry, and even common household items like detergent. If the flea market is next on your list of upcoming events, give yourself a flexible amount of time to browse. Doing a full walk-around in the market takes about an hour. If you’re serious about buying items know that foot traffic can be slow, expect to carve out at least a couple hours of your time.
One of the most interesting booths in the market to be on the lookout for is the taxidermy booth. Keep an eye out for animal mounts, skeletons, and maybe even a lifelike replica of King Tut’s sarcophagus. It is a booth with a variety of spooky items that are perfect for upcoming Halloween celebrations. If you have any questions about the objects, don’t be discouraged by the booth’s dark vibe. The owner seemed satisfied to answer any curious buyers’ questions.
For anyone who missed out on the flea market, there will be other chances. The next market will be at the expo center on October 19th-21st. 3-7pm Friday, 10-6pm Saturday, and 10-4pm Sunday. The Knoxville Flea Market is also part of Stewart Promotions, a company that sponsors flea markets in Indiana and Kentucky if you cannot make it to the Knoxville location.
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