Whether you are hoping to refresh your home or wardrobe or starting on some early holiday shopping, flea markets are a great place to find some bargains. These markets offer goods from a variety of companies and individuals. You can find everything from clothing and furniture to food and beauty products. Not only can you find great deals on new and handcrafted items, but you can also find an old treasure or two. Here are some great markets to try in Pittsburgh.
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Trader Jack’s Flea Market
999 Steen Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Located just off of the Bridgeville exit on I-79, Trader Jack’s Flea Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. all year. This market hosts a variety of vendors in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The vendors are constantly changing, so everyone from the avid collector to the casual shopper can find something to take home. Longtime vendors include Country Corner, selling soy candles and goat’s milk soap, Steve’s Trains, selling new and used trains, and Kid’s Corner, selling a variety of sports cards and collector items.
Rogers Community Auction
45625 State Route 154
Rogers, OH 44455
Located just over the Ohio border, Rogers is the largest open-air market in the tri-state area. Hosting more than 1,600 vendors, Rogers is open every Friday starting at 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Vendors sell items ranging from fresh produce to antiques and collectibles. There are also many food and concession vendors to help you keep up your energy while walking among the five miles of vendors. Scooter rentals are available for those in need. Admission to the market and parking are free.
Rossi’s Pop-Up Marketplace
200 Loews Drive
North Versailles, PA 15137
Located in a 100,000-square-foot complex previously occupied by Lowe’s Theatre, Rossi’s Pop-Up Marketplace has been home to many unique vendors for the last seven years. It is open every weekend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. all year. With an indoor food court, bakeries and food vendors, you can entertain your appetite while you shop. Vendors selling collectibles, jewelry, housewares and leather goods are available all in one place.
Pittsburgh Public Market
2100 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you are a foodie, the Pittsburgh Public Market, located in the Strip District, is the place to be. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, this indoor market hosts vendors such as East End Brewing, Espresso Specialty Foods and Family Farms Creamery in addition to craft and art vendors. It offers many of the best finds in the Strip District all under one roof.
Spotlight 88 Flea Market
802 Mercer Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Located at the intersection of Route 65 and 588, Spotlight 88 Flea Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April until Christmas. This open-air market is the largest in Beaver County. The market hosts vendors selling a wide variety such as tools, collectibles, antiques and crafts. It is also known for its large selection of fresh, local produce and beautiful Christmas trees that are sold starting November 29th.
Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.