West Tennessee Flea Market and Trade Day kicks off Saturday Trade Day May 8
Posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 9:48 am
It has been nearly than two decades since the livestock barn between Martin and Union City has been buzzing with any activity. And with no clear vision in mind for its purpose, Robert and Julia Brundige bought the location in 2007. That purchase has ultimately led to a new life for the location. It was born again on Dec. 9, 2009 when the Brundiges and Frankie and Rhonda Jackson opened the West Tennessee Flea Market and Trade Day.
The West Tennessee Auction Barn, located at 1535 Hwy. 431 between Martin and Union City, was built in 1955 and operated as a livestock auction barn until 1990.
The Brundiges purchased the historic agriculture landmark in 2007 with no real plans for the future. The couple said they are happy to see it buzzing again with activity.
The unique market allows regular vendors and community members to take advantage of an outlet for their flea market items and even farm animals. All types of vending are welcome at the location from new to vintage, antiques, tools, vehicles, collectibles and even farm animals such as goats, chickens and other fowl.
The original idea behind the West Tennessee Flea Market and Trade Day was to allow vendors and buyers to come together every Thursday at the historic property. Since its inception, the response for a Saturday market has been encouraging.
Community members will not only come together for the venture on Thursdays, but also beginning Saturday, May 8, West Tennessee Flea Market and Trade Day will bring together buyers and sellers.
Weather permitting, West Tennessee Flea Market and Trade Day will host a special grand opening that will kick off its Saturday trade days, this weekend beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 8.
Vendors will have a chance to set up spaces free of charge and customers can enjoy free hot dogs throughout the day. A rain date for the grand opening is set for Saturday, May 15.
West Tennessee Flea Market and Trade Days will be on open to the public each Thursday and Saturday. Vendors are welcome to peddle their wares each Thursday and each Saturday. Selling begins at 7 a.m. on both days and will last indefinitely for those two days out of the week.
Buying, selling and browsing is welcome and customers can find anything from jewelry to coins to lawn mowers and roosters.
For more information regarding booth set-up or general information, contact Frankie Jackson at 731-514-2582 or Robert Brundige at 731-587-9067 or 731-819-0952.