Get Ready to go Junk Hunting in Historic Ringgold!

August 3, 2015 in Editorials

September is just around the corner and the shops and businesses in Historic Ringgold, Ga., are gathering up their lightly used items as well as their antiques and décor, or anything else they just want to move on out the door. Each year the businesses and residents join in having an amazing sale that they call their “Fall Junk Market”.

There’s several great antique and unique shops in Ringgold such as Ringgold Feed & Seed, Trestle Side Antiques, Joy”s United Gift Shop and Keeping Treasures Alive that will be running special sales as well as filling sidewalks and parking lots with stuff that they’ve decided has to go! That means you just never know what goodies will be available for your “junk hunt”.

Local residents bring their junk downtown and set up with the businesses and neighbors and it’s just like family reunions with fun and treasure hunting, or what I call “junk hunting”, going on. When someone said, “One man’s junk is another’s treasure”, they must have been on a few junk hunts themselves. The fun begins when you can get down and dig around and find those one-of-a-kind things you’ve never seen or not sure what you’ve found. It’s a good place to look for those collectibles that you’ve about written off your list, or replacements for some of those older kitchen or outdoor garden items that you wore out. These markets always have those unusual but neat vendors; some with re-purposed items or local art and treasures.

Don’t miss out on the fun, food and fellowship that comes with these great events in beautiful Historic Ringgold. They have just completed street and sidewalk renovation and it’s made this cozy town even more inviting. If you’ve not visited Ringgold this year, don’t miss their “Fall Junk Market” Sept. 18-19. While you’re there, take advantage of some great locally-owned places to eat like Home Plate or relax and eat at Cottage Treasures Tea Room. If you need a light refreshment, hot or cool, try a latte or frappe at Caffeine Addicts Coffee Shop; they make great deli sandwiches and desserts, too. There’s other places just outside of the downtown as well.

If you’re interested in more information about the “Fall Junk Market”, give a call to any of the antique and gift shops listed in the Ringgold group ad. Tell them you heard about it in The Busy Bee Trader and let them know what a pleasure it was to shop in their historic town.

by Maxine Jones, Ocoee, Tennessee

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