Ringgold Feed & Seed

May 31, 2017 in Editorials

Ringgold Feed & Seed High Cotton Junk Market

Get ready for the Ringgold Feed & Seed High Cotton Junk Market on June 2-4. Location of this huge junk market event is 403 High Street in Ringgold, Ga. This is the largest antique market in the Chattanooga area, and will span three days. It is the same weekend as the Dixie Hwy 90-Mile Yard Sale that stretches from Ringgold to Acworth, Ga. along Hwy 41.

Mike Crane, owner of Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques, coordinated his first High Cotton Junk Market in 2014 with a small group of vendors. Its exploded into a huge outdoor market with vendors coming from all over the Southeast to set up in the parking lot of Ringgold Feed & Seed and the adjoining parking lot of the Cotton Gin Antiques, located in the 1929 Historic Callaway Cotton Gin next door.

These vendors carry just about everything imaginable. You’ll find primitives, garden décor, rusty décor, industrial metal and wood fines, repurposed and painted items, antiques and vintage furniture, décor and collectibles. As Mike says, “If they make it, you’ll probably find it here at the High Cotton Junk Market.” There’s too much to list, however the pictures will give you a small taste of what you can expect. There will be other vendors in and around downtown Ringgold because of the Dixie Hwy Yard Sale will be happening June 2-4, and is perfect for a day or weekend of junk shopping.

Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques was recently chosen for the 2017 Best of the Best Award for Antiques in North Georgia presented by the Chattanooga Times News Free Press. The Chattanooga News Free Press has the contest each year for businesses throughout the different areas, and this was the third year in a row the Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques have celebrated the proud win for the Best of the Best Antiques in North Georgia.

You may have seen the Ringgold Feed & Seed High Cotton Junk Market on Great American Country when the Dixie Hwy 90 Mile Yard Sale was featured in 2015. They filmed some takes throughout Historic Downtown Ringgold, with concentration at the Ringgold Feed & Seed High Cotton Junk Market. Mike said they were proud to be part of the Great American Country’s resumé that features great shows such as Junk Gypsies, Flippin’ RVs, and Salvage Dawgs, to name a few. Mike Crane and his vendors constantly restage and refill inside the Ringgold Feed and Seed Antiques, and you want to make sure you take time to browse inside the store while at the High Cotton Junk Market in June. Or better yet, Mike invites you to take a day real soon and spend it in downtown Ringgold, browsing and shopping with them as well as the other antique shops and eateries, all within walking distance.

When you leave Ringgold Feed & Seed, you’ll want to visit the Cotton Gin Antiques just across the parking lot. Then you can drive or walk to Joy’s United Gift Shop located at 77 Tennessee St., Trestle Side Antiques located around the corner at 7839 Nashville St. and next door to it is The Vintage Gathering at 7845 Nashville Street. Just two blocks down Nashville Street, you’ll find more fun at Keeping Treasures Alive at 7567 Nashville St., and when you walk out of this shop, walking directly across the street and down Cleveland Street about a 100 yards, you’ll find Cottage Treasures Tea Room and Gift Shop. They often have space awaiting you for a delicious lunch, and always have wonderful gifts for all occasions. Ringgold is fast becoming one of the most sought out towns in the Southeast for its history, delightful shops that will fulfill the pleasure of treasure hunting for antiques and historic items, vintage, repurposed, home décor and lots, lots more. Be sure to tell everyone you heard about them in the Busy Bee Trader.

By Maxine B Jones, Ocoee, Tennessee