Let’s face it; nothing compares to the feeling you get after finding an amazing bargain, especially in today’s economy. And where do you go for the best bargains? Flea markets, of course! Whether you’re searching for something specific or just browsing, you’re bound to find some awesome stuff at these 11 Mississippi flea markets.
1. Broad Street Antiques and Flea Market, Columbia
Offering a “lil' bit of everything,” this Columbia flea market is comprised of 60 booths, which are stocked with antiques, glassware, furniture, collectibles, tools, and more. And in true southern fashion, visitors are treated to a complimentary cup of coffee or two Moon Pies and an RC Cola for only $1.
2. Jones Center Flea Market, Pearl
The city’s oldest and largest flea market is open seven days a week, and since it includes both indoor and outdoor space, weather is never an issue. Occupying a total of seven acres, visitors to this flea market can peruse a variety of items including antiques, collectibles, jewelry, home décor, fresh produce, and more.
3. 45 Flea Market and Antiques, (near) Marion
Located directly off of Highway 45 (hence the name), 45 Flea Market and Antiques is open every day of the week except for Wednesdays. The indoor flea market is utilized by a number of vendors selling items such as antique furniture, glassware, architectural and decorative items, recycled furniture, and more. And since the flea market houses a Civil War booth, it’s the perfect place for history buffs.
4. Family Flea Market and Antique Mall, Meridian
Family Flea Market and Antique Mall is actually the largest indoor, year-round flea market in the eastern part of the state. Encompassing a whopping 52,000 square foot area with over 180 vendors, this is one shopping environment that is bound to have something for everyone.
5. Canton Flea Market
This award-winning flea market is held twice a year in the downtown area of Canton. Attracting over a thousand talented vendors, artists, and craftsmen from all across the country, it’s easy to see why this is one of the city’s most anticipated events.
6. The Oxford Flea
Held for the first time in April, this Oxford flea market was a huge success, attracting numerous vendors with an “eclectic mix of arts and crafts, vintage, and more.” After the initial sale, the Oxford Flea was transformed into a monthly event, which will be held the first Saturday of the month from April through October.
7. Flea Market at Menge, Pass Christian
Located in Pass Christian, this is actually the largest outdoor flea market on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, and, as such, attracts vendors who are selling everything from produce and plants to antiques and furniture. And to make things even better, there is a permanent concession stand on-site, which offers hot food, snacks, and lunch specials. Open every weekend, rain or shine, this is one flea market you don’t want to miss.
8. 49 Flea Market, Hattiesburg
Located across from Paul B. Johnson State Park, 49 Flea Market is open every Friday through Sunday, year-round. The expansive indoor flea market is made up of over 200 vendors, and even includes an entire Amish section. Shopping with kids? Then you’ll definitely want to visit this flea market as there is a “Kid’s Craft Section,” where, for only $3, children are supervised for a period of fifteen minutes and assisted with completing a specific craft, giving their parents some time for uninterrupted shopping.
9. 49 South Antiques and Flea Market, Florence
In business since 2005, 49 South Antiques and Flea Market, which is open six days a week, is amongst the largest in the state. Featuring around 79 vendors, this Florence flea market boasts “customer service, top-rated booths, and great prices,” making for a wonderful shopping experience.
10. The Flea Market, Flowood
With a motto that states, “Just about anything you can think of, you can find at the Flea Market in Flowood,” you know this is one stop worth making. Open every Saturday and Sunday, The Flea Market is made up of numerous vendors, selling furniture, baseball cards, vintage radios, military items, pottery, antique clocks, and more.
11. Central Mississippi Flea Market, Kosciusko
Kosciusko’s Central Mississippi Flea Market takes up 17,000 square feet and includes 52 vendors, many of whom are permanent fixtures. Merchandise includes, but is not limited to, antiques, vintage glassware and china, old signs, bottles, vintage ephemera, tools, and, "rusted gold," all of which can be perused year-round, Wednesday through Saturday.
Been to any of the flea markets listed above, or do you frequent another in the state? Tell us in the comments section below!