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Charlotte’s Best Flea Markets

July 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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Flea markets offer the best prices on virtually any piece of merchandise while providing an amazing selection of goods in a fun, upbeat atmosphere. Flea markets also serve the communities they are located in by giving local artists, part-time business owners, and entreprenuers an opportunity to sell their goods to local consumers. There is also, of course, the opportunity to score a real treasure––whether it be an out-of-print book, a toy from your childhood or a mint condition antique that fits into your dining room perfectly. Whatever you are searching for, you’re likely to find it at your local flea market.
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Bob’s Antiques and More
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
7100 Statesville Road Building 17
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 964-7108
www.bobsantiquesandmore.com

Bob’s Antiques and More offers a wide variety of vintage, antique, furniture and home décor items on the grounds of the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo. Fashionistas will love the selection of scarves and accessories and treasure hunters will have fun picking through the knick knacks and collectibles. You may even find rare antique furniture like an old spinning wheel a set of European trunks. Shoppers will also find a second location in Concord, NC. Bob’s Antiques and More also has a mailing list to provide updates on events and new merchandise––sign up here.

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Queen Bee Flea Market
10801 Nations Ford Road
Pineville, NC 28134
(704) 535-8119
www.queenbeefleamarket.com

Located on the former site of a 70,000 square foot lumber yard, the Queen Bee Flea Market has made a name for itself since it opened in August of 2011. Inside the market, you will find 85 vendor booths featuring antiques, arts and crafts, brand-name clothing, artwork and excellent deals on household necessities. Bring the kids along, too––they’ll love the candy store and snow cone stands. Plus there are plenty of treasures, including trikes, bikes, books and toys for them to hunt through, too.

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Sweet Union Flea Market
4420 Highway 74 West
Monroe, NC
(704) 283-7985
www.sweetunionflea.com

One of the largest indoor/outdoor markets in the area is the Sweet Union Flea Market in Monroe, NC, just 30 minutes outside of Charlotte. If it’s a comfortably sunny spring or summer day, you’ll love browsing through the goods offered by more than 300 vendors in the large outdoor space. But chilly temperatures or inclement weather won’t affect the business here, as the Sweet Flea provides indoor shopping areas for you to peruse as well. In addition to the great merchandise, there is an onsite restaurant, tons of food vendors, clean bathrooms and ample parking. Come prepared to spend the day here and leave with tons of great finds.

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International Collectibles and Antiques Roadshow
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
7100 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
www.icashow.com

The International Collectibles and Antiques Roadshow comes through Charlotte multiple times a year and is one of the most highly anticipated events among North Carolina treasure hunters. This event is enjoyed by decorating professionals, antique appraisers, regular pickers and families alike. Collectors, aficionados and shoppers will have a great time looking through home décor items, collectibles, furniture, antique firearms, jewelry, fresh produce, Oriental rugs, vintage toys, games, pottery and more.These events are also held at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, just 10 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, and parking for this event is free.

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Piccolo Antique Mall & Fine Consignments
314 North Main St.
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-5656
www.piccoloantiquemall.com

Piccolo is an antique lover and flea market shopper’s paradise. Located in downtown Belmont, the 22,000 square foot mall houses more than 70 “stores” set up to display a unique set of treasures in each space. Sift through two levels of antiques, toys, statues, home decor, wines, fine china, framed artwork and more. The store receives an influx of new merchandise daily, so there’s always something to discover. Additionally, if you’re in the market for an estate sale, Piccolo can help you conduct it and offers consignment options as well.

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Jaime Kinser is a freelance writer covering all things Charlotte. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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