Fort Bragg, North Carolina

An Afternoon at the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market

One of our favorite pastimes while stationed in North Carolina is marking items off of our Fort Bragg Bucket List. Which is how we ended up at the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market in Fayetteville.

This flea market resides in an old K-Mart building. Many vendors are located inside, but there are booths set up outside in front of the building as well.

Inside the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market.

While you can say that you never know what to expect when you hit up a flea market, there are some flea market guarantees. There are always vendors selling bootleg DVDs, vendors selling nothing but phone cases/accessories, a furniture guy, and vendors that have more of a garage sale vibe – those are my favorite!

Fayetteville’s Bragg Boulevard Flea Market was all of that and more!

Flea Market Surprises

Surprise 1: Entrance Fee

You have to pay a small entrance fee to get into the flea market, which I think is weird, but it’s not a deal breaker.

We went on a Saturday and they charged us $1 per person, but I read online that it’s free on Fridays.

The Bragg Boulevard Flea Market in Fayetteville, NC.

Surprise 2: Something for Everyone

The Bragg Boulevard Flea Market FaceBook page boasts that you can find everything you need in one place and that’s not far from the truth. From giant missile-looking things and empty mortar canisters, to wigs, toys and clothes, to fresh produce, to a palm reader this flea market has something for everyone.

Everyone we met was so nice! The furniture guy (every flea market has one) talked our ear off about the days when he owned his own store. The wig lady gave the girls each a piece of bubble gum. This market was full of very eclectic variety of nice vendors and I loved it!

Surprise 3: It’s Delicious

Seriously, who knew the flea market tasted this good? I didn’t count all of the food stands/restaurants inside, but there were at least 3. And that’s not including the food trucks outside!

My husband refused to eat anything. He said eating tacos at a flea market was a bad idea and bound to give me the BGs (bubbleguts), but he was wrong. They were freakin’ delicious and I didn’t get sick at all.

In addition to the food, there were at least 2 different Mexican candy stores at the flea market. We didn’t even try to go in these stores with the kids with us. But I can’t wait to go back another day and look around.

{Not} Surprise 4: Tons of Military Gear

I’m listing this as not a surprise, because well, it’s no surprise that there are vendors offering tons of used military gear outside of the largest military base in the world.

My husband actually bought 2 Army combat shirts while we were there. They usually run about $45 each and he paid $15. Can’t beat that!

Army surplus at the flea market in Fayetteville.

Our BEST find of the day was an old dresser, which we were able to turn into a farmhouse buffet. (You can see how we did that here!)

Our afternoon at the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market was an afternoon well spent. Not only were we able to spend time together as a family, but we brought home what is now one of our favorite pieces of furniture.

If you’re looking for something to do in Fayetteville, head over to Bragg Boulevard and check out the flea market. You might get as lucky as we did!

Fort Bragg Bucket List #40: A trip to the Bragg Blvd. Flea Market in Fayetteville, NC.

Our Afternoon at the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market in Fayetteville, NC.

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