Bargain hunters of Birmimgham, rejoice! The Birmimgham Flea Market has been re-established.
This past December the market hosted a “grand reopening” in the Bill Harris Arena at Fair Park.
Birmingham Flea Market has always been nestled in historic Fair Park. After the demolition of old buildings, however, the market took a hit.
The flea market has been going on for more than thirty years. Even after relocating and revamping the famous market, the rich traditions faithfully trailed alongside. Some past visitors are still shocked to hear of its survival, while other vendors and loyal companies have never dared to doubt the market’s livelihood.
After initially relocating to the Bill Harris arena, the market operated under the radar for some time. The December reopening was an effort to truly “bring it back to life.” At the reopening the market supported more than forty vendors, some new and some loyal returners. Events like a fashion show from local vendors, classic fairground treats, and the local food trucks’ presence rekindled the excitement for the once-thriving flea market.
The market is sure to have something, if not everything, for all Birmingham types. Various boutiques and independent vendors have latched on to the market as well. From clothing, books, furniture, crafts, jewelry, to the most unique collectables of all sorts, the Birmingham Flea Market never disappoints.
The atmosphere makes the experience memorable. The finds make the trip successful. And the charm of tradition keeps the guests coming back again and again.
Photos by Stevi Sappenfield