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Under 30 minutes from Greenville, SC is the Anderson Jockey Lot where one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Shopping is an adventure here and we went to take on that adventure and tell you about it. 

The Anderson Jockey Lot, just outside of Greenville, SC is one of the biggest flea markets I’ve ever been to. There are rows and rows of vendor tables and indoor spaces where you can quite literally find anything your heart desires. It was fantastic. 

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About the Anderson Jockey Lot 

The Anderson Jockey Lot bills itself as the “South’s Biggest and World’s Best Flea Market” so take it as you will but I think at least the first part is true after having been there. I haven’t traveled the world enough to know if it’s the world’s best but hey, I’m sure it’s close to that. 

The Jockey Lot opened in November 1974 on 65 acres and has only grown in size of vendors and wares since then. They currently have over 1,500 vendors and dealers offering an array of items and food. And anyone can be a vendor. 

There is free parking and bathrooms as well. 

Watch! Our Visit the Jockey Lot

What We Found at the Jockey Lot

I grew up going to a pretty amazing flea market near where I lived in New Jersey and knew that you could find anything at all at these places. I was not disappointed with the Jockey Lot. 

After walking around and shopping for a couple hours, here are some of the things we saw for sale: 

  • Baseball cards
  • Shoes, clothing, bras, socks, and underwear (yup)
  • Hats 
  • Toiletries
  • Gravestones
  • Animals
  • Nail polish, makeup, hair brushes
  • Tools – both new and gently used ones and others from what I’m pretty sure were from the 1800s
  • Pet leashes, clothing, and carriers
  • Earrings
  • Curtains 
  • Pet water fountain
  • Tons of dolls 
  • Cowboy boots
  • Croc charms
  • Farmers market-type produce and fruit 
  • Goat milk soap
  • Bathing suits
  • Hair clips and claws
  • Ammunition 
  • Perfume
  • Plants and trees
  • Cell phone accessories
  • DVDs 
  • Fake flowers

I’m sure we saw more that I can’t remember. It was such an adventure shopping at the Jockey Lot because you just never knew what you’d find. We spent about two hours there but could have probably spent at least a couple more hours if we didn’t need to leave when we did. 

Anderson Jockey Lot
Crocs for sale

And things are pretty cheap. We got nail polish for 50 cents, a hair claw for $1, and brand new shoes for one of my daughter’s for $5 that are usually around $15 elsewhere. Know your prices – some things we thought were overpriced but you can also negotiate.

Tips on Enjoying the Jockey Lot

Here are a few things we learned that may help you have a better experience: 

Go early: The first time we went to the Anderson Jockey Lot, we got there around 3 pm and there were hardly any vendors as most had left. The second time we got there around 10 am and it was full.

Bring a hat/sunscreen: There are many vendors outdoors so be sure to bring a hat and wear sunscreen as there is hardly any shade and it gets hot. 

Bring water: I never go anywhere without water so be sure to bring some, especially in the hotter months. 

Plan to stay awhile: There is a lot to see here so block off some time to really explore!

Food is available: There are a variety of food options available so you can grab lunch while you shop.

Pet policy: Pets are allowed on leash outdoors but not inside the covered structures.

Anderson Jockey Lot
One of the outdoor rows at the flea market

Sell Your Own Stuff There

Anyone can be a vendor at the Jockey Lot and without hardly any overhead, you may be able to make some money selling your stuff here. Call 864.224.2027 to reserve a spot.

Outdoor spaces can be rented for a day or for 13 weeks at a time. For a one day rental, it costs $12 and if you reserve a space for 13 consecutive weeks, it’s just $8 for your space (so $104 total for those 13 weeks). 

Indoor spaces can be reserved for $15 a day. Containers are also for rent and you can pay for advertising through the Jockey Lot. All of this information is available on their vendor page.

Hours and Location of the Anderson Jockey Lot

The Jockey Lot is open every weekend rain or shine. Their hours are: 

  • Saturdays from 7 am – 5 pm 
  • Sundays from 8 am – 5 pm 

Their office is open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm and on weekends when the flea market is open. 

The address is: 
4530 Highway 29N, Belton SC

Anderson Jockey Lot
4530 Highway 29N, Belton, SC | 864.224.2027
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