The Best Markets In Arkansas

Kelly Bradshaw

As well as being known for its abundant parkland, recreational areas, and for a range of spectacular caves, rivers and hot springs, Arkansas is also known for its large variety of markets, which attract a huge amount of visitors every year. Below is a list of the best markets in Arkansas that offer something for everyone.

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1. The Bernice Garden Farmer's Market

Botanical Garden

Farmers Market
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Described as offering an open community space for local growers to sell sustainably grown fruit, vegetables, as well as cheeses and other freshly prepared food, The Bernice Garden Farmer’s Market has much to offer. Also offering flowers, a canopy and music, this cozy and diverse selling market bears a high reputation with visitors in the most popular city of Arkansas. All proceeds go directly to the farmers and gardeners, which means that visitors can be reassured that their buys go to a good cause. Price: budget Opening hours: Sun 10am-2pm Watch out for: the fresh fruit and vegetables 1401 South Main Street, Little Rock, Arkansas

2. Fayetteville Farmers Market

Market, American

Fayetteville Farmers Market
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Having been running since 1973, the award winning Fayetteville Farmers Market offers a fine range of locally sourced food such as fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs and jams. Described as providing a feast for the eyes, ears and palate, this impressive market is known as the crown jewel of Fayetteville. Home to street performers, local musicians and community organisations, Fayetteville Farmers Market creates an exciting outdoor trip for tourists. Price: budget Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 7am-1pm, Sat 7am-2pm Watch out for: the historic square gardens and playground surrounding the area 101 West Mountain,Downtown Fayetteville Square, Arkansas

3. Fayetteville's Funky Yard Sale

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Fayetteville’s Funky Yard Sale

Offering antiques, stylish furniture, home décor, and retro items, Fayetteville’s Funky Yard Sale is a flea market offering a range of treasured goods. Once a storage facility for the train line that came through the town, this market is situated in a historic building, and has a great deal of vintage items to offer. Tourists are sure to find an intriguing variety of hidden gems in Fayetteville’s Funky Yard Sale due to its stock of incredibly distinctive and attractive objects. Price: budget to mid-range Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm Watch out for: brightly colored vintage rocking chairs and glassware 693 West North Street Suite 1, Fayetteville, Arkansas, +1 479 445 6545

4. Little Rock River Market

Market, Farmers' Market, American

Little Rock River Market
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Situated in the heart of Little Rock and close to the nearby beautiful Riverfront Park, Little Rock River Market offers a large variety of international food and local produce. Boasting incredible views due to its scenic location, Little Rock River Market is said to offer tourists a unique shopping experience. Providing farm-fresh produce as well as a range of Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern and traditional comfort food, Little Rock River Market is perfect for visitors who enjoy varied, high quality dishes. Price: budget Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am-6pm Watch out for: breakfast is served from 7am daily 400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas

5. Daises and Olives

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Daises and Olives

An antiques flea market specializing in distinctive antiques, furniture, clothing, jewellery, and more, Daisies and Olives has an astonishing collection of rarities for visitors to indulge in. Having been recognised as a great place to shop by several renowned magazines, this place holds an impressive reputation. Selling products for over 70 independent vendors, and run by a man with interior design and decorating talents, Daises and Olives is sure to cater to visitors’ specific needs. Price: budget to mid-range Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm Watch out for: painted French tables and decorated lamps 129 East Buchanan, Prairie Grove, Arkansas, +1 479 846 1800 By Kelly Bradshaw

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