If you are looking for unique, interesting and locally crafted items, flea markets are a great place to visit. At flea markets in and around Pittsburgh, you can find everything from fresh vegetables and fruits to antiques and handmade one-of-a-kind items. If you collect a certain kind of item, you’ll be sure to find something to add to your collection at these locations. If you enjoy quirky unique items to decorate your home with, a flea market is also a great place to look. If you enjoy hunting for bargains, a trip to one of these flea markets will be a great weekend excursion. Check out some of the best flea markets that the Pittsburgh area has to offer.
999 Steen Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Located just south of Pittsburgh in Bridgeville, Trader Jack’s is open every Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 3 pm. In the summer time, you can find a great array of fresh produce, eggs and other locally grown and made food. There are also handcrafted items and antiques. You can find a little something for everyone in your group. Trader Jack’s is easy to find right off of the Kirwin Heights exit on I-79.
Rogers Community Auction
45625 Walnut St.
Rogers, OH 44455
Just across the Ohio Border you can find Rogers Community Auction, open every Friday afternoon all year. This market features 1,600 vendor spaces and five miles of indoor and outdoor walking space, so be sure to wear your comfortable sneakers. At Rogers, you can find everything from its famous fresh Amish doughnuts and pulled pork sandwiches to fresh produce, antiques, arts and crafts and vintage items. Products offered are always changing, making Rogers a favorite Friday destination for Pittsburgh residents and visitors.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Neighborhood Flea is held monthly in the Strip District parking lot on 23rd Street. Here you can find quality local vendors selling fantastic products. Take a look at some beautiful re-purposed furniture and reclaimed wood wares as well as local food, food trucks and beverages. It’s a great way to spend a weekend afternoon in the strip. Take a look at the website for dates.
748 Bull Creek Road
Tarentum, PA 15084
The Flea-Tique takes place the third Sunday of the month from May to October at the Tour-Ed mines site in Tarentum. At the Flea-Tique you can find quality vendors selling antiques and handcrafted items. This flea and antique market is a great place to look for interesting and unique products. All proceeds that come from the Flea-Tique support the Heritage Museum and the Tour-Ed Mine and Museum.
Rossi’s Pop-Up Marketplace
200 Loews Drive
North Versailles, PA 15137
Located in a re-purposed Loews Theater, Rossi’s Pop-up Marketplace has 100,000 square feet of vendors. The parking lot hosts an additional 200 vendor spaces. The marketplace is known for its large variety of vendors as well as its safe and friendly shopping atmosphere. Not only can you find great products at Rossi’s, but you can also find live entertainment and great food. The marketplace is open all year and is a great place to spend a rainy Saturday.
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.