It's a junker's paradise in downtown Ringgold this weekend as the Spring Junk and High Cotton Markets are underway for the next three days.

With a number of antique stores in the downtown area, Ringgold has become a hotspot for pickers, junkers, and browsers in recent years, and that'll be no different with the three-day market now in full swing.

Numerous vendors and tents currently line the sidewalks and streets in front of the shops in the historic downtown block.

"It's always fun out here and we love it," said Tandy Cooper of Dalton. "We ride up here and check these places out every time they have these markets. It's a good time."

Stores like Keeping Treasures Alive, Joy's United Gift Shop, and Trestle Side Antiques to name a few, have vendors and sales going on within and outside of their stores.

Ringgold Feed and Seed also has it's popular "High Cotton Market" going on, which features vendors from all over the southeast.

The event had a soft kickoff Thursday evening, with some shops staying open a little later than normal. The market will run through Sunday, April 23.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at