Exploring Pennsylvania’s hidden gems: 9 must-visit outdoor flea markets for bargain hunters

Outdoor Flea Market/Shutterstock

Outdoor Flea Market/Shutterstock

By Ashley Adams

May 17, 2023

Pennsylvania is home to a wide range of flea markets boasting a variety of wares for all types of shoppers, from bargain hunters to antique collectors.

Pennsylvania is known for its scenic farmland, vibrant cities, and rich historic areas. But those with an eye for a good deal know we also have a plethora of unique stores, shops, and markets with a treasure trove of hidden gems just waiting for you to snatch up.

While some may flock to the brand names and boutiques featured in the urban areas, those in search of a bargain or rare find will be in paradise among the wide range of flea markets found throughout the commonwealth. From city street markets to vintage country sprawls, you’ll find so many hidden gems at any of these popular flea markets we’ve picked from different areas in Pennsylvania:

Blue Ridge Flea Market, Saylorsburg

Located in the scenic landscape of the Pocono Mountains, the Blue Ridge Flea Market first opened in 1976 and currently features over 300 vendors selling everything from new and used items to fresh produce and antiques. There’s plenty to keep serious treasure hunters occupied too, with collectibles and jewelry stalls. The market is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Freeland Marketplace, Freeland

The Freeland Marketplace is a year-round indoor/outdoor farmers market open Saturdays and Sundays that is sure to have something for everyone. The market features a variety of different wares including toys, tools, furniture, clothing, imported foods, specialty craft items, bargain furniture, and much more.

Leighty’s Flea Market, Newry

If you’re looking for a place to pick up the best in fresh produce, as well as browsing for antiques or household items, Leighty’s Flea Market is the place for you. Located in a large complex with several other businesses, the market contains hundreds of outdoor and indoor vendors that draw hundreds of shoppers on any given Sunday to Newry.

Quakertown Flea Market, Quakertown

Founded in 1932, the Quakertown Flea Market features nearly 120 indoor vendors and 450 outdoor vendors who draw customers from all over to shop the great deals and discounts. The market is only open on weekends but it is open all year, rain or shine. With vendors inside and out, there is always a suitable space to hunt for treasures no matter what the weather.

Root’s Old Mill Flea Market, Manheim

You’ll find estate jewelry, paintings, furniture, and more at Root’s Old Mill Flea Market. Only open on Tuesdays, this market has over 175 indoor and outdoor vendors. Originally opened in 1925, the market features more than just antiques. It has bakeries, delis, butchers, local produce, and handmade collectibles. Whether searching for a bargain or just looking to pick up some fresh local produce, Root’s is a destination that can satisfy many needs.

Williams Grove Farmers Flea Market, Mechanicsburg

A completely outdoor market opened year round, Williams Grove Farmers Flea Market is run by volunteers and boasts around 500 vendors selling a large variety of goods. With plenty of parking and so much to browse, it’s not surprising the market is busy on any given Sunday.

Willow Glen Flea Market, Sinking Spring

At Willow Glen Flea Market, every member of the family is welcome, including the furry, four-legged kind. Families and dogs flock to this completely outdoor market to peruse the wide assortment of vendors offering all kinds of wares and delicious treats. The market is only open on Sundays.

Quaker City Flea Market, Philadelphia

Located just off I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia, the Quaker City Flea Market has a huge selection of vendors selling everything from comics to clothing, DVDs, home goods, and games, as well as rare collectibles and interesting antiques. The market is also a food lover’s paradise, with delicious offerings from all over the world.

Jake’s Flea Market, Barto

Ever since opening in 1980, more and more vendors flock to Jake’s Flea Market every year to sell their products and enjoy the family atmosphere. People don’t just go to Jake’s to shop the bargains; it’s also a popular spot to reconnect with friends, discuss town news, and socialize on a weekly basis. With special events held throughout the season, indoor and outdoor facilities, and an ever growing number of vendors, it is no surprise that Jake’s Flea Market continues to thrive year after year.

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  • Ashley Adams

    In her 16 years in the communications industry, Ashley Adams has worn many hats, including news reporter, public relations writer, marketing specialist, copy editor and technical writer. Ashley grew up in Berks County and has since returned to her roots to raise her three children.

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