We are open year round Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Please call (423) 894-3960 for special Thanksgiving and Christmas hours. Vendor only can setup and supply their stores on Fridays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
There is never a charge for admission or parking while shopping at the East Ridge Flea Market.
The East Ridge Flea Market is located at 6725 Ringgold Road which is Highway 41, one block East of Interstate 75. Take exit number 1, which is just South of the Interstate 24/75 split near the Tennessee/Georgia state line. Click on the DIRECTIONS link above for a detailed map.
Setting up a store is easy. First you need a product or service that you want to sell. Complete the “Rules & Regulations” form available for the flea market manager, Ginger Long, and pick out you location to setup your store. The indoor stores offer full time security, so you can leave your products in place during the week while the flea market is closed.
For indoor vendors, our policy is to allow all vendors, in good standing, to stay as long as they want. Therefore we can only rent you an indoor space when we have a vacancy. It is very hard to predict when we will have a vacancy, as we are usually 100% full. The best way to get an indoor space is to place your name on our wait list. We have more turnover with our outside spaces and you can call the flea market at (423) 894-3960 on Mondays to see if we have an outdoor space available for the following weekend.
The flea market prohibits the sale of the following; food that will be consumed on the premises, alcoholic beverages, fireworks, objectionable printed material, films and books, used items in the indoor market, (We love antiques, collectibles and memorabilia) and counterfeit or look-alike merchandise. The sale of grocery store products is also limited see the flea market manager, if you want to sell grocery items.
The rental fee to operate a store at the flea market can be paid either weekly or monthly. We give you a discount, if you pay by the month. We are only open on Saturday and Sunday. Our rental rates vary depending on the size and location of the space rented. The fee is quoted on a daily basis, so you will only pay for two days rent each week, except for some extra days during Thanksgiving and Christmas when we sometimes open during the week. The days charged for a monthly rental will depend on the number of weekend days in the month. It will be either 8 or 10 days.
In addition to the rent, you are required to have a city and county business license and a state of Tennessee resale permit. You can secure these item directly from the governing body or the flea market can sell you these licenses and permits. The business license is $1.00 per day for the city and $1.00 per day for the county. The state resale permit is available for $5.00 per calendar month, $15.00 per quarter or $45.00 per calendar year. This is a prepayment of the sales tax that you owe and you must file these returns either monthly, quarterly or yearly depending on which permit you purchase.
The flea market has a limited amount of outside spaces. Some are located in the rear of the market and some are in the front. The flea market allows used, garage sale, items to be sold only in the rear outside market spaces. Please call the flea market for availability of outside selling spaces.
The flea market has a state of the art security system monitored by ADT. But, the flea market assumes no reasonability for any physical loss or damage to a vendors property. The flea market has made arrangements with a local insurance broker for any vendors that wish to insure their products. Please see the flea market management for details.