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Shoppers enjoy tradition of treasure hunting at Scott Antique Markets

Jessica Munday-McGee gives us a close-up tour of the amenities and charms of Scott Antique Markets, which have been among America’s favorite antiquing destinations for nearly 30 years.

By guest contributor Jessica Munday-McGee

For nearly 30 years, the Scott Antique Markets have been America’s favorite treasure hunt! Even now, it continues to impress buyers and sellers from both near and far with the best antiques any show has to offer. Whether you are looking for a storytelling piece of war or military history, that attractive turn of the century cabinet or some unique and stunning jewelry to add to your fine collection, the Scott Antique Markets is bound to have it.

Both shows in Atlanta and Columbus, Ohio, are conveniently located near freeway interchanges, large international airports, fine dining and ample hotels. The bustling shows in Atlanta run the second weekend of every month; that’s 12 times a year for a weekend adventure of treasure hunting. Once you arrive, you can relax and take one of the shuttles that run between the two large expo buildings. They will happily deliver you right to the front doors.


The Scott Antique Markets strives to achieve elegance, simplicity, formality and comfort. The Atlanta Expo Centers are world class facilities that host two large main buildings, several additional buildings, outdoor exhibitor space and a large circus tent, for a whopping total of more than 3,500 booths. The Garden Center is an architectural lover’s delight with both unique relics for inside the home and artistic elements to add to your outdoor space or garden.

Several events and services at the Atlanta location make the Scott Antique Markets both a reliable and convenient host. When you need to pause for a quick bite, you won’t have to venture far. The Scott Antique Markets in Atlanta offers seven tasteful options from Southern cuisine to Greek and other ethnic foods.

Now, let’s say you found that perfect piece but can’t haul it, or you’ve found a gift that you want delivered to that special someone. They’ve got that covered, too. On-site delivery services allow for those treasures you’ve found to be sent wherever you choose. Additional services available include Enterprise rental cars, Cash America pawn shop and professional porters to help you load your “new” antique possessions. All of these amenities are on-site and easily accessible.

Those who stay into the evening hours won’t be disappointed. Auctions are held every Saturday of the show at 8 p.m. Many truckloads arrive each month from New England. There’s no telling what you will find!

The Scott Antique Markets also host Ohio shows that are held at the Ohio Exposition Center, otherwise known as The Ohio State Fairgrounds. This show is just minutes from downtown Columbus and the Ohio State University campus. Again, here you will find anything from high-class rarities to popular collectibles; from functional primitives to traditional décor with elegant motifs. Your shopping adventure is just off I-71 and is home to between 800 and 1,200 booths and several choices of cuisine.

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A surprising amount of the guests are younger crowds, learning early about the investment quality of antiques. This evidence of a deep-rooted appreciation for history and the arts makes the Scott Antique Markets the perfect place to spend a weekend. So what are you waiting for? Build your family heirloom collection. Collect your country’s history. Bring back childhood memories. Whatever it is you are aiming to achieve, the Scott Antique Markets is both an exhibitor and buyer friendly experience.

Whether you are looking to add charm to your home or add value to your collection, visit the Scott Antique Markets. It’s held the second weekend of every month in Atlanta and once monthly (November through March on either the third or fourth weekend) in Columbus, Ohio. See the Scott Antique Markets schedule for details, or contact their helpful staff at 740-569-4112.

For visual layouts of the show’s facilities, coupons, media reviews, as well as discount rates at hotels for shoppers and vendors, visit The Scott Antique Markets on the Web at