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The Barnyard Flea Market is the Ultimate Bargain Hunter’s Dream

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Have you been to the Barnyard Flea Market in Greer, SC? If scouring Craigslist, eBay or local yard sales is your kind of fun then this is a place you’ll want to visit! It is equally diverse in its offerings as eBay, somewhat questionable in its 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.

Barnyard Flea Market in Greer, South Carolina

The Barnyard Flea Market is only open on weekends and 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.

What Can You Find at the Barnyard Flea Market: Greer, SC

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 of 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 $14 a day or pay a monthly fee to stake out their spot at the flea market.

Another plus at the flea market was that the bathrooms were really easy to locate and they were clean. This is 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.

Boiled peanut station at the Barnyard Flea Market in Greer, South Carolina

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. They 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 downtime on the weekend.

Outdoor sellers at the Barnyard Flea Market in Greer, South Carolina

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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5+ Best Candy Stores in Greenville, SC

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Craving candy and sweets and searching for the best candy store in Greenville, SC? We’re going to save you some time by giving you 5 of the best candy stores you’ll find in Greenville, SC. All of these are sure to give you your sugar fix, no matter if you like chocolate, gummies, sour, or hard candy. Some will make you reminisce about your childhood. Some will awe you with their homemade confections. But no matter what, you’re going to find some of the best candy stores in Greenville on this list.

Candy stores Greenville, SC

This article includes:
Mast General Store
River Street Sweets
Kilwin’s
The Chocolate Shoppe
Candy & Chronicles
Olde Time Holiday Bake Shoppe
Candy World

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20+ Stores, Businesses, and Venues That Offer Homeschool Discounts

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If you’re homeschooling in Greenville this year, you might be eligible for homeschool discounts at some of your favorite local stores and businesses. You can find discounts for books, computers and even local things to do like visiting Roper Mountain Science Center. So, stock up on school supplies and save money with perks for the upcoming school year!

There are also some pretty significant discounts for homeschoolers when traveling. We’ve included discounts to popular venues at nearby vacation spots in Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.

Where to find homeschool discounts at stores and venues near Greenville, SC.
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This is What Greenville, SC Moms Want for Mother’s Day from Local Businesses

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Wondering what to get Mom for Mother’s Day in Greenville, SC? We asked our readers to tell us what gifts from local businesses in Greenville they would love. Here’s what they told us, along with a few special picks from KAG’s Kristina Hernandez!

Receiving gifts isn’t a huge deal for me but it’s certainly nice to receive something special on Mother’s Day. Let’s admit it, being a mother is darn hard. It’s rewarding with sticky hands wrapped around your legs and toothy smiles and kisses, but a sweet gift is always a nice gesture.

We’ve asked Greenville moms what they want locally and they delivered with creative and unique ideas! We really love shopping local and Mother’s Day is another opportunity to promote all our amazing local businesses. Win-win.

Looking for where to grab Mother’s Day brunch or dinner to go? We’ve got that list here.

Mothers Day Greenville SC sketch
Sketch by artist Ashley Brickner
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