Raleigh, NC

The Raleigh Market Open For Shopping On Weekends

Alyssa Atkinson

These are the details you should know.

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If you are anything like me, you love a good bargain (honestly, who doesn't?). However, sometimes it can be difficult to find unique pieces that are also priced well.

Fortunately, there is a huge market in Raleigh that is open on the weekends with both free admission and free parking.

They have all kinds of different things to offer, including a wide variety of both vendors and food trucks. If you love shopping and you are looking for a fun weekend activity that doesn't cost a dime to enter and explore, then The Raleigh Market just might be the place for you to check out.

There are a number of details you should know about before you head to The Raleigh Market, so we will get into those in a second. I will say that I was really impressed when I made the trek over to the Raleigh Market last weekend myself, and I think you will be too.

Now, let's take a look at the finer details you should know, like the hours of operation and the types of items you can find at The Raleigh Market

Hours of Operation and Location

Of course, you can't make your way over to The Raleigh Market if you don't know when exactly it is open, where it is located, and what days it is open on.

Fortunately, I have you covered with all three of those pieces of information. First off, The Raleigh Market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am - 5 pm, even on rainy days.

As far as location goes, The Raleigh Market is located at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, somewhat near the PNC Arena, at 4285 Trinity Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.

With just those pieces of information, you can certainly make your way over to The Raleigh Market. However, I am sure that your next question is what exactly does the market have to offer. Now, that is a very valid question, and one we will dive into in this next section.

What You Can Find

Now, let's talk about the layout of the market, along with what you can expect to find there. First off, there is both an indoor section and an outdoor tent/food truck section.

When I went into the indoor part, it felt like a huge antique shop. There were a wide variety of vintage collectibles, unique pieces, and even antiques. If you enjoy antique shopping, this section is definitely one you will want to check out.

As far as the outdoor section goes, there were all kinds of different vendors selling jewelry, collectibles, handmade goods, and much more. The Raleigh Market website states that:

"Each weekend, hundreds of indoor and outdoor vendors showcase an incredible range of items, from high-end antiques to power tools and everything in between.  A rotating array of food trucks, fair food, and farm stands ensures you won't leave hungry!"

The Raleigh Market truly does have a unique array of goods. If you are looking for something unique or different, odds are you will find it at The Raleigh Market.

As mentioned, there are indeed food trucks to grab some food at. So, if you get hungry while walking around the market for hours exploring the vendors, you can easily stop to grab a bite.

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Final Thoughts

The Raleigh Market is a unique flea market with many different vendors and goods to explore. It truly does feel like a treasure hunt, and you never know what you will find.

If you are looking for a free and fun activity to do during the day on the weekend, The Raleigh Market is definitely something worth checking out.

No matter if you are just browsing or looking to make a unique purchase, The Raleigh Market definitely has you covered with so many different vendors and goods to explore.

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Raleigh, NC

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