Vintage Market Days Offers a Unique Shopping Experience

Attention shoppers, it’s time to ‘Day Dream’ in Asheville at the Vintage Market Days events taking place March 16-18 at the WNC Agriculture Center.

Anyone who fancies flea markets will love this upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.

Vintage Market Days events offer so much more than a flea market, says Scott Money, owner and operator of the Vintage Market Days franchise.

“Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues,” he noted in an email.

Money grew up going to flea markets with his family members who are now vendors at these events. As the franchise picked up, he said he knew he wanted to offer the experience in Asheville.

To date, Vintage Market Days holds events in 10 states. As of January 2016, Vintage Market Days® has 17 promoters in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

“As we grow there is one thing that will continue to be important to us, creating a charming family atmosphere for both our vendors and our customers,” Money noted.

Money said the events — which take place all over — have been very successful for several reasons.

“We are able to support the communities we come to, by supporting local vendors, small businesses and bringing guests from out of town,” he said. “Our events bring in lots of revenue that the town might not have, with guests staying overnight, shopping in the community, etc.”

The event will feature more than 100 vendors offering more than just a day of shopping – but rather a vintage experience. 

“It is the perfect setting for spending the day with friends, shopping, listening to live music, drinking sweet tea and enjoying amazing food in a charming setting,” Money noted.

Everything at the market is vintage inspired and includes anything from architectural salvage, repurposed finds, jewelry, clothing, and more.

The event lasts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on all three days, March 16-18. There will be live music and food trucks.

Admission costs $10 on Friday and $5 on Saturday and Sunday. The WNC Agriculture Center is located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher.

Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate.

Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.

By Shelby Harrell

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.