Friday, July 6, 2012

Western North Carolina City, Tailgate and Farmers Market Opening Dates 2012

The list has been expanded to many tailgate and farmers' markets surrounding Western North Carolina in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and etc.

Asheville City MarketBuncombe Co.
When: Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm
Where: Parking lot of the Public Works Building at 161 S. Charlotte St

Asheville City Market - South, Buncombe Co.When: Wednesdays, 2-6 pm
Where: Town Square Blvd. in the center of Biltmore Park Town Square, I-26 Long Shoals Rd. exit in South Asheville.

Bakersville Farmers MarketBakersville, NC
When: Saturdays, 8 am-noon
Where: In the Bakersville Community Medical Clinic parking lot, opposite the US Post Office.

Banner Elk Farmers MarketBanner Elk, NC
When: Thursdays, 5 pm-7 pm
Where: Located on Tate Lawn on the campus of Lees McCrae College in Banner Elk, NC.

Big Ivy Tailgate MarketBuncombe Co.
When: Saturdays, 9 am-noon
Where: Parking lot of the old Barnardsville fire station, across from the post office on Hwy. 197.

Black Mountain Tailgate MarketBlack Mountain, NC
When: Saturdays, 9 am-noon
Where: Behind the First Baptist Church in Black Mountain at 130 Montreat Rd.

Blowing Rock Farmers MarketBlowing Rock, NC
When: Thursdays, 4 pm- 6 pm
Where: On Wallingford St., just behind the Main Street Park.

Blue Ridge Farmers MarketBlue Ridge, GA
When: Saturdays, 8 am-noon
Where: In the park in downtown Blue Ridge across from the courthouse.

Burke Co. Farmers Market at Valdese
Valdese, NC
When: Wednesdays, 8 am-noon / Fridays, 2 pm - 5 pm
Where: Faet St.

Bybee Farmers Market
Bybee, Tennessee
When: Thursdays, 4 pm- 7 pm
Where: Ruritan Community Center parking area, next to the ballfield on US 160 in Bybee.

Caldwell County Tailgate MarketLenoir, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 6 am - noon
Where: Located at the Caldwell County main library in Lenoir.

Canton Tailgate Market
Canton, North Carolina
When: Tuesdays, 7 am - noon / Thursdays, 4 pm - 7 pm / Saturdays, 7 am - noon
Where: At the town hall in the municipal parking lot on Park Street.

Cashiers Tailgate Market
Cashiers, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 9 am - noon
Where: In the parking lot of Cashiers Community Center on Hwy 107 between Cashiers and Highlands.

Cedar Valley Tailgate Market
Murphy, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm
Where: On the Square in Historic Murphy, NC.

Clemson Farmers' Market
Clemson, South Carolina
When: Friday, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: On the Green at Patrick Square, right off if the Calhoun Memorial Highway (Hwy 123) and Issaqueena Trail interchange.

Columbus Tailgate MarketPolk Co.
When: Saturdays, 8 - 11:30 am
Where: Courthouse St. in front of the historic Polk County Courthouse.

Connelly Springs Farmers MarketConnelly Springs, North Carolina
When: Mondays, 8 am - noon
Where: Located in the front parking lot of Town Hall in Connelly Springs, NC

Dahlonega Farmers MarketDahlonega, Georgia
When: Mondays, 8 am - 1 pm
Where: West Main & Waters Street (across from the Holly Theater), downtown Dahlonega.

East Asheville Tailgate MarketAsheville, North Carolina
When: Fridays, 3 - 6 pm
Where: In the upper parking lot at Groce Methodist Church on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.

Elizabethton Farmers MarketElizabethton, Tennessee
When: Saturdays, 9 am - noon
Where: In the parking lot of Farm Bureau Insurance.

Flat Rock Tailgate Market
Henderson Co.
When: Thursdays, 3-6 pm
Where: Parking area behind the Hand in Hand Gallery in Flat Rock on Greenville Hwy. (225 S.).

Franklin Tailgate MarketFranklin, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 8 am - noon
Where: In the North side of the 200 block of East Palmer St., in the parking lot next to Town Hill Clothing.

Freedom Farmers MarketBoone, North Carolina
When: Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm
Where: In the parking lot of Earth Fare in Boone.

French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate MarketAsheville, North Carolina
When: Wednesdays, 2 pm - 6 pm
Where: In the parking lot of Build It Naturally, next to the French Broad Food Co-op on Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville.

Gatlinburg Farmers MarketGatlinburg, Tennessee
When: Saturdays, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Stop light #3 in Gatlinburg turn north onto Hwy 321 toward Cosby
GFM is located about a mile on the left in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot.

Graham County Farmers MarketRobbinsville, North Carolina
When: TuSaturdays, 8:30 am - noon
Where: Located in the parking lot of the Graham County Body Shop, 719 Tallulah Rd.

Green Creek Tailgate Market
Polk Co.
When: Tuesdays, 5-7 pm
Where: Market will be located on Rte. 9 and Sandy Plains Rd. at the shopping center.

Greeneville Farmers MarketGreenevile, Tennessee
When: Wednesdays, 3 pm - 6 pm / Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm
Where: Located at the Greene County Fairgrounds.

Greenlife Sunday Market
Asheville, North Carolina
When: Thursdays, 2 pm - 6 pm on Apr. 19, May 17, Jun. 21, Jul. 19, Aug. 16 & Sep. 20.
Where: In front of the store at 70 Merrimon Ave.

Haywood's Historic Farmers Market
Waynesville, North Carolina
When: Wednesdays, 8 am - noon / Saturdays, 8 am - noon
Where: Located in Waynesville at the HART Theater/Shelton House (Museum of NC Handicrafts) parking lot at 250 Pigeon Street (Hwy. 276S).

Henderson County Tailgate Market
Hendersonville, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 7 am - noon
Where: Parking lot at 100 N. King Street (between First and Second Avenues).

Hendersonville Curb Market
Hendersonville, North Carolina
When:  Tuesdays, 8 am  - 2 pm / Thursdays, 8 am - 2 pm / Saturdays, 8 am - 2 pm
Where: Church St.(US 25 South), directly across from the old courthouse

Lake Lure Market
Rutherford Co.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Parking lot between the Lake Lure beach and the ABC store.

Leicester Farmers MarketLeicester, North Carolina
When: Fridays, 4 pm - 7 pm / Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm
Where: Parking lot of Leicester Landing Shopping Center. Behind Zaxby's. 338 Leicester Rd.

Madison County Farmers and Artisans Market
Mars Hill, NC
When: Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm
Where: Across from the tennis courts on the Mars Hill College Campus.

Mills River Farmers Market
Mills River, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 8 am - noon
Where: Directly off of NC 280 in the G&B Energy Plaza, Mills River.

Montford Farmers MarketAsheville, North Carolina
When: Wednesdays, 2 pm - 6 pm
Where: In the lower parking lot of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave.

Mission Hospital Tailgate Market
Asheville, NC
When: Thursdays, 10 am-2 pm
Where: At the back entrance to the Mission Hospital Heart Center on the Memorial Campus.

North Asheville Tailgate Market
Asheville, NV
When: Saturdays, 8 am - noon
Where: On the UNC-Asheville (UNCA) Campus Commuter Lot #C. Enter UNCA from WT Weaver Blvd traffic circle. Market is first lot on the right. Follow yellow signs for additional parking.

Oakley Farmers MarketAsheville, North Carolina
When: Thursdays, 2 pm - 6 pm
Where: In the parking lot behind Oakley United Methodist Church at 607 Fairview Road, Asheville.

Rutherford County Farmers MarketSpindale, North Carolina
When: Tuesdays, 7 am - noon /  Fridays, 7 am - noon
Where: Rutherford County Farmers Market is located at 260 Fairgrounds Rd. in Spindale, NC.

Sundays on the Island
Madison Co.
When: Sundays, 12-4 pm
Where: Cross the river at the Courthouse on Main St. in downtown Marshall and take an immediate right onto the island.

Transylvania Tailgate MarketBrevard, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 8 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Located in the parking lot behind Comporium on the corner of Jordan St. and Johnson St.

Tri-City Tailgate Farmer's MarketForest City, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 8 am - noon
Where: Tri-City Mall beside Retro Cinema

Tryon Tailgate MarketTryon, North Carolina
When: Thursdays, 4 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: On McCowan Street in Tryon.

Valle Crucis Farmers Market at Mast General StoreSugar Grove, North Carolina
When: Wednesdays, 2 pm - 6 pm
Where: At the Original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis.

Watauga County Farmers MarketBoone, North Carolina
When: Wednesdays, 8 am - noon / Saturdays, 8 am - noon
Where: At the Horn in the West Parking Lot.

Waynesville Tailgate MarketWaynesville, North Carolina
When: Wednesdays, 8 am - noon / Saturdays, 8 am - noon
Where: At the American Legion, just off S. Main St., Waynesville. Behind Bogart's.

Weaverville Tailgate Market
Weaverville, North Carolina
When: Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 pm
Where: On the hill overlooking Lake Louise behind the yellow Community Center on Weaverville Hwy.

West Asheville Tailgate Market
West Asheville, North Carolina
When: Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 pm
Where: 718 Haywood Rd., in the parking area between the Grace Baptist Church and Sun Trust Bank.

Wilkesboro Open Air MarketWilkesboro, North Carolina
When: Fridays, 4 pm - 8 pm
Where: Located on West Main Street beside Steam Systems and across from the 50's Restaurant.

Wilkes County Farmers MarketNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
When: Tuesdays, 3 pm - 5:30 pm / Saturdays, 7:30 am - 11 am
Where: Located in Smoot Park in North Wilkesboro, NC.

WNC Farmers MarketAsheville, North Carolina
When: Daily, 8 am - 6 pm
Where: In the NC Farmers Area of the WNC Farmers Market, on Brevard Rd.

Yancey County Farmers Market
Burnsville, North Carolina
When: Saturdays, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Where: S. Main St. at US 19E in Burnsville, at the Burnsville Town Center.


  1. FYI, food bloggers wanted!

  2. Interesting way to promote themselves - they do see the impact that bloggers are providing for our community!