With more than 500 dealers, the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market is a true behemoth in the state of Georgia. Spun off from the long-standing Lakewood Antiques Market on the south side of Atlanta, the 75,000-square-foot air-conditioned facility on Atlanta Highway in Cumming draws dealers from around the country on the third weekend of every month.
Vendors at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market sell all kinds of vintage related items, from decorative arts, collectibles, antiques, sports memorabilia and more. Several dealers specialize in nautical items, from hand-made lamps created from vintage gear to ships’ wheels and one-of-a-kind objects perfect for decorating lake homes.
The Lakewood 400 Antiques Market: more than your regular antiques market
According to co-owner Barbara Spivia, the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market is not an antiques market, per se, because it offers much more than that. Dealers travel the show circuit and bring in a lot new more items each month. It is no surprise that the market is regularly listed as one of the best flea markets in the US. Indeed, shoppers never know what they will find here and visitors keep returning because they are confident of the quality and selection of products the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market has to offer.
Most customers visiting the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market come from across the Southeast (Alabama, Florida and all over the South), and many stay overnight in nearby hotels. Some even show up with a truck to be able to take all their purchases home.
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market attracts retail store owners who seek items to resell, as well. The market was featured recently on Market Warriors, produced by Georgia Public Television. Attending the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market is a family activity and visitors can spend an entire day here. The antiques market has a food court that sells everything from burgers to chicken or tuna salad, corn dogs and funnel cakes to BBQs. And according to many enthusiasts, this flea market even has a fabulous breakfast.