If scouring Craigslist, eBay or local yard sales is your kind of fun there’s a place in Greer you’ll want to visit! A place that is seemingly the ultimate bargain hunting mecca, yep, that’s Barnyard Flea Market. It is equally diverse in their offerings as eBay, somewhat questionable in their taste of décor as a Craigslist ad, and customers have as good of a chance of finding a great deal as their neighborhood garage sale.
The Barnyard Flea Market is only open on weekends, offers free parking at an easy-to-find location, wide aisles for strollers, and hundreds of vendors that will sell you nearly anything you need.
Tell me about Barnyard Flea Market
Need a dog collar, a hunting knife, a Barbie, some dish soap, and a slow cooker? You can find all of that and more at this flea market. How about some luggage and an adjustment from a chiropractor? Yup, that too.
There are hundreds of vendors, most of which are under huge barn-like structures. Some vendors are outside as well. The aisles are easy to navigate and I saw lots of kids and families there.
It’s a lot of fun to walk around and see what people are selling. Some vendors have tables there every week and are permanent or semi-permanent. Others, like the nice couple I bought a couple dolls from, were just selling what they couldn’t sell at their garage sale the day before. It was their first time there – as was mine – and they divulged that they only paid $14 to rent a table and were doing pretty well with their leftover goods.
Vendors can rent a table for as little as $10 a day or pay a monthly fee to stake out their spot at the flea market.
Another plus at the flea market was that bathrooms were really easy to locate and they were clean, which was a huge positive for my two little girls, one of whom is potty-training.
If you get hungry, there are plenty of options to grab a snack. We saw taco booths, vendors selling pigskins, boiled peanuts, fried dough with powdered sugar, soft pretzels, and drinks. There is a little café indoors as well that sells reasonable eats.
The only drawback was that the Barnyard Flea Market is perhaps one of the very last unregulated places for smoking. People are allowed to smoke wherever they like. This place definitely isn’t like bars used to be before smoking bans were instituted – it’s not smoke-filled, but the smell is noticeable, so just be aware of that when you go.
My kids and I stayed about an hour and they loved checking out all the different stuff and were reasonably controlled in their desires for toys, girly clothes and dolls. I had fun too checking out all the crazy stuff that was for sale and the rock bottom prices of everything under the sun. It was entertaining and a great way to spend some down time on the weekend.
Plan your own trip
Office hours are Thursday from 9 am – 2 pm and Friday from 8 am – 4 pm. Market hours are Saturday from 7 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday from 8 am – 4:30 pm.
Barnyard Flea Market
2000 Highway 101 S., Greer; 864.968.1700
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What would you hunt for at Barnyard Flea Market?