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Old 01-29-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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I was just going through some old pictures I took this past spring at the NC State Fair Grounds Flea Market and thought I would post them here in case anybody was interested in what it is all about. It is located at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is open pretty much year round (Except for parts of October / November when the state fair comes to town) I highly recommend checking it out if you come for a visit during the warmer months. It is a great way to spend the late morning or early afternoon before it gets too hot. Lots of great old furniture to check out and great people. I love going there on the weekends to grab a hot dog or ice cream cone and see what treasure I can find! These pictures were taken back in April 2006.
















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Old 01-29-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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Oh boy - that looks like fun! Good thing it's just pictures, I spotted at least three things that I would buy! Thanks for posting the pix NRG!
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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NRG, thanks for sharing the photos. I can't wait to hit the flea markets again! I've missed those open area places where you can haggle with the owner. So much more fun than an antique shop! Whooaa! Can't wait!
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:51 PM
 
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oh my.....I am doomed, my budget is doomed. I did not know you had a wonderful place like that almost all year round. I am so moving to the RD area.
Thanks so much for all the wonderful pictures.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:16 PM
 
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Wow, I can't wait until the weather warms up! I love flea markets and all of the wonderful treasures. Thanks for the post.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Why wait for the warm weather? Bundle up. The flea market is open every Sat. and Sunday except for the month of October. Thats when the NC State Fair comes to town.

There is also some indoor dealers at the flea market so if you get too cold, you can head in to warm up. The popcorn at the door is great. Great pics, NRG!

Vicki
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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You don't know how much people that are waiting to move, eat these pictures up. It makes my stomach all excited and chomping at the bit to start our new life in NC.
I am coming to NC this Friday, I think I will definetly try and make that flea market. Can someone store my treasures till I move there??
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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...Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is open pretty much year round (Except for parts of October / November when the state fair comes to town)...
All this time, and we have yet to visit! I know where I'll be next weekend!!! Providing we don't get rained out.

Btw, a link to the location (I hope it can be cut and pasted well):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Hillsborough+St+%26+Blue+Ridge+Rd +,+Raleigh,+NC+27606&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=15&ll=35.79386 8,-78.708715&spn=0.02106,0.054245&t=h&iwloc=addr (broken link)

A big THX for the pix NRG! I'd rep you, but I gotta spread some more of the love around before I can do it again!

Btw, what are you thoughts on the prices you've come across on, say, furniture and such? Are people willing to negotiate, and negotiate well? And does it cost anything to attend?
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Lots of fun. I try to get there a few times a year. There is a guy there that sells beautiful amber jewelry, and a women that has been in the indoor section that sells estate jewelry for over 20 years.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:41 AM
 
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Btw, what are you thoughts on the prices you've come across on, say, furniture and such? Are people willing to negotiate, and negotiate well? And does it cost anything to attend?
The prices are all across the board. Some people are one time vendors who are a selling more modern / garage sale type stuff and furniture, while other folks there make their living going to estate sales and bringing the furniture to the Flea market for sale. They seem to know their products well and don't necessarily list it at dirt cheap prices. Some of the older furniture can be pretty pricey, but you can definitely negotiate with the vendors I see it all the time.

The Flea Market is free to attend and the parking is free. Sometimes they have specail events like coin & stamp shows, gem shows, auto shows, baseball card shows, and dog shows in some of the buildings located there. Admision to those is sometimes free but sometimes there are admission fees to those special events, but the flea marrket is always free.

Link to Flea Market website: http://www.ncstatefair.org/Fleamarket.htm (broken link)
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