COLLINSVILLE TRADE DAY: A UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE TO THE REGION
Written by: Aaron Pendergrass Local Realtor
Collinsville Trade Day is definitely a must do for any of the locals and visitors of Northeast Alabama. There is a wide array of merchants from fresh produce, tools, clothing, plants, animals... the possibilities are endless! Trade Day as us locals call it takes place every Saturday from 4:30(sunrise) until about noon(when the vendors pack up).
In the early 70's Trade Day began as an open air flea market for Locals to sell their produce, crafts, and other merchandise. It caught on real quick! Now with spacious parking and several hundred booths a sunny spring or summer day can bring in thousands of shoppers.
Uniquely situated between Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain it is only a short drive from Fort Payne, Boaz, Scottsboro, Rainsville, or Gadsden.
Every local has their own favorite booths to attend and many fond stories. The most popular has to be the hand dipped corndogs, a must have for your leisure stroll thru the maze of aisles early on a Saturday morning.
Location: just on the out skirts of Collinsville, Alabama on Historic US Highway 11 halfway between Gadsden and Fort Payne Alabama. A gorgeous southern drive for any travelers thru or locals doing some "loafering".
Parking: There are Parking lots on 3 sides of Trade Day in convenient walking distance for Only $1
What to bring: If you plan on buying several things, it makes life easier if you have a wagon. The aisles are gravel FYI... so a stroller with small wheels might give ya some trouble. Also, dont forget few... if any, of the vendors accept plastic. So bring your cash!!
Maybe I will see you there!!