Lakewood 16

CUMMING, Ga. — For the past 16 years, on the third weekend of each month, hundreds of dealers from across the country and thousands of shoppers from all over the Southeast descend onto the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market on Ga. 9 two miles south of Cumming. 

“It’s hard to believe that it has been 16 years since we opened the first show here in Forsyth County” said show manager Diane Dominick. Lakewood has its roots back to the old Lakewood Antiques Market held at the Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta. The market moved to its current Cumming location in 2003 after the Lakewood property in Atlanta was purchased by Screen Gem Studios.

The Lakewood 400 Antiques Market has continued to grow over the years and has been named one of the “Top Ten markets in America” by USA Today. 

“This market is no longer your grandparents’ antique market. Times are changing,” said show promoter Greg Spivia.  

The show now is more than just antiques. This upscale market features over 75,000 square foot of indoor, climate-controlled exhibit halls, along with the outdoor veranda and eclectic courtyard. Dealers and artisans travel all over the country to bring their best picks, finds and creations to the Lakewood 400 Market. “If you have never been to our market, do yourself a favor and come spend a day with us,” Spivia said. “On your treasure hunt you’ll find merchandise that you’ll not see at your traditional mall stores. The exhibit halls are filled with unique items, home decor, jewelry, vintage and retro items, and all types of really cool furniture.”

Show promoter Barbara Spivia said the market has been is has been a family run business for almost 40 years and plans are to continue for years to come.

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