Macon’s hidden gems are our Farmers and Crafts Markets. Because we’re in the land of sun and vegetation, we are never too far from fresh produce. There are plenty of opportunities to buy Georgia Grown products at one of our markets. Our Macon State Farmers Market has more than 12 vendors regularly selling fresh produce and 2 nurseries. There are also 2 restaurants, serving barbeque and soul food, a bakery, and a butcher shop. It’s the only market in the city that is open every day, excluding major holidays.
The Mulberry Street Market at Tattnall Square Park has grown so much that it moved from its original location on Mulberry Street to its current home at Tattnall Square Park. This producer-only farmers market is open every Wednesday from 3:30-6:30 pm. What’s cool about the Mulberry Street Market is that it prides itself on making fresh produce available to everyone, regardless of income.
Start your month off with fresh produce at the First Saturday Village Market where you can shop for fine handcrafted items and fresh Georgia produce. The First Saturday Village Market is open each first Saturday of the month from 9 am to 3 pm and is located at Mercer Village.
At the Wesleyan Market on Wesleyan College’s campus, you can enjoy food, art, music, educational displays, animal adoptions, and demonstrations on pottery or gardening. This outdoor market is held every second Saturday of the month, and the fourth Saturday during summer months.
Of course, we cannot forget Smiley’s Flea Market, Central Georgia’s largest yard sale, where you will always find good bargains and family fun! Check out Smiley's on Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 5 pm.