The Turkey Creek Public Market offers residents of Knoxville something they have not already experienced. The Public Market is not just another shopping center or flea market. It offers a unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience.
So what makes the Turkey Creek Public Market different from just your average flee market?
The concept for the Public Market is based on other successful, upscale markets, like the Pike Place Market in Seattle and the Rochester Public Market. The concept for the Market allows for a wide-range of local vendors to display their products. It has everything from fresh, local produce and homemade, gourmet foods to antiques and other hard to find items. With over 700 local vendors, every shopper is likely to find what they are looking for.
Another aspect of it which makes it stand out is the sheer size of it. The Market has 3 football fields of space for up to 700 vendors, in both indoor and outdoor spaces, making it Tennessee’s largest indoor market. Not to mention, the Market was built to be environmentally friendly. With things such as light optimization and computer regulation of temperature, the Market is able to cut its environmental impact by the equivalent of cutting 15,791 gallons of gas per year.
The location also hosts a wide-variety of events and educational programs. It hosts a monthly “Cruze In” for car enthusiasts to gather and show off their cars. It also hosts regular cooking demonstrations. Other events which have been hosted include the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce’s Schmoozapalooza, Fall Festival, Halloween Celebration, among many others.
It opened August 12, 2011. The Turkey Creek Public Market is located off of Outlet Drive, near the I-40/I-75 Lovell Road Exit. The Market is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’re looking for something different to do on a rainy weekend or are looking to explore local vendors that you won’t find anywhere else, the Market is definitely worth checking out.