Tailgate treasures: Exploring WNC's flea market culture

Tailgate treasures: Exploring WNC’s flea market culture

Volume
23
/ Issue
6

Cover Photography Credit:

Cindy Kunst
Every week, tens of thousands of residents make the weekly pilgrimage to WNC flea markets in search of great deals, rare goods and a good time. And participants say they also find a shared sense of community amid the bargains.

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