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2024 Market Map - June22
A recent Market Map and indicator of Market Entrances!

Parking & Site Information


We are so grateful for our hosts at First Baptist Church of Black Mountain, our wonderful neighbors, and for the beautiful green space that has been home to the Black Mountain Tailgate Market for 13 out of 30 years.  This little market is a community hub, has been an incubator for hundreds of small businesses over 3 decades... and is a place where our community comes to make memories.

We can continue to ensure that our market continues to be a magical, wonderful, beautiful place to be when we work together!

Help us keep our happy place happy... and take a moment to read through the very important information about our guidelines for attendance:

Changes to Main Parking Lot Availability

Please be aware that our Main Parking Lot, located on the corner of Montreat Rd. and First St., will have limited access due to ongoing construction and increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic. 

The parking spaces along First Street, closest to our second entrance are specifically reserved for expecting mothers, individuals with mobility challenges, and our community of elders. These spaces are marked with yard signs in the proximity for easy identification. 

We kindly ask those who DO NOT need ADA-accessible parking spots, and have trucks, large vans, busses, and the like - to park behind Black Mountain Primary, the FBC South Lot, Fifth Third Bank, Town Hall, or general public parking areas throughout Black Mountain. 

ALL TRAFFIC in this area will be directed ONE WAY, behind First Baptist Church, and through to West St.

To maintain the highest standards of safety AND to ensure that our sweet neighbors are taken care of, parking is strictly enforced and violators will be towed at their expense.

We appreciate your cooperation as we ensure that all our neighbors, market-goers, friends, and our hosts are treated with the respect and consideration they deserve!

Parking Guidelines

To maintain the integrity of the Market premises and the residential area in which we are located, we ask that all attendees, vendors, patrons read the information below:

  • The Main Parking Lot, FBC North Lot, (Located on the Corner of Montreat Rd. and First St.) will be limited to Compact Car and ADA parking only.

  • Midland ave and First St. are NO PARKING ZONES.

  • General Parking for the Black Mountain Tailgate Market is designated to the areas indicated on the second page of the market map above.

  • The FBC South Lot is just a short stroll to the Main Entrance, directly behind FBC as golden arrows, delineated in the Site Map.

  • Disability Parking is located in the FBC North Lot - Spaces will be marked.

  • A Loading Zone has been established along First Street for elderly, disabled, immunocompromised individuals, and/or for CSA or large order pickup. Please park as close to the sidewalk as possible, do not block entries, and turn on hazards.

  • Parking is prohibited in residential areas and on surrounding roadways. Those who choose to disregard signage may be towed.

  • Please reference the second page of the site map above for available Public Parking spaces.

  • Please use the market entrances that have been marked on our weekly Market Map. A Beautiful Community Garden, cultivated by several local organizations is established on the Market Grounds. BMTM has placed Board Members, and other agricultural Vendors around the Garden so as to monitor and prevent damage to the Garden. The Garden is off-limits to the public. To reduce possible damage to the garden, we ask that patrons refrain from entering the market behind Vendor Booths along Midland Ave, where the Garden is located.

Please note: The Black Mountain Tailgate Market is situated in a residential neighborhood and it is our honor to be among our lovely neighbors each Saturday morning. Help us take care of our community by being respectful of residential drives and pedestrian walkways. Residential driveways are Tow Away Zones. We must maintain a zero-tolerance policy where this is concerned, and we appreciate your cooperation and consideration!

In order to keep operations up and running, and to maintain good standing with all of our friends and neighbors, we ask the public to be mindful of our unique space. 

People at the Market

We love our community and we want to be good stewards of it. So please remember to:

  • Be cool
  • Be kind
  • Be considerate

    Bring your sweet, leave the sour...and know that when you're shopping with us, you're making the world a better place! 

Pets at the Market

The Black Mountain Tailgate Market is a pet-friendly event filled with colorful sights, striking sounds, and delicious scents—making it the perfect spot for outings with your dog. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for ingredients to make your pet’s meals, certain rules of etiquette and safety will help make the outing a success.


Please bring only leashed dogs to the market that can follow these simple rules:

  1. Can walk on a loose leash through a crowd. Remains relaxed in a crowded, noisy public setting.
  2. Exhibits self-control when meeting people and other dogs. Can walk past people and other dogs without pulling, lunging or barking.
  3. Can safely be approached by people of ALL ages. Accepts the approach of strangers and overtures of a child.
  4. Shows manners and obedience at vendor tables. Avoids sniffing, licking, or tasting product on or around a vendor’s table.
  5. Refrains from urinating on Vendor booths, signage, picnic tables, etc.


  • Make sure your pet is up-to-date on all vaccines and parasite prevention.

  • Your dog should know the cues "leave it" and "drop it" in case they find something on the ground—a very likely thing at the farmers' market (it's usually food and can be dangerous).

  • Dogs should only go to the farmers' market once they've been trained to pay attention to you and walk on a loose leash.

  • No retractable leashes! Long leashes can be a tripping hazard for fellow patrons. Use a regular leash, no more than 4 feet long, and keep your dog close to your side.

  • Consider the weather: You may want to keep dogs at home on hot, cold, or rainy days.

  • Avoid other dogs unless you are certain your dog is calm on the leash with other dogs. If two dogs meet, they should be able to greet one another calmly without leash-pulling or jumping.

To ensure that Black Mountain Tailgate Market remains a pet-friendly environment for everyone now and in the future, pets that do not comply with the established guidelines may be asked to explore other shopping possibilities.