The saying that one man's junk is another man's treasure comes alive at Jamie's Flea Market, located in South Amherst, Ohio, and touted as the largest flea market in Northern Ohio. Jamie's Flea Market draws more than 250,000 visitors annually to indoor and outdoor displays of treasures, antiques, collectibles and unique finds that won't disappoint.
Serious treasure-hunters arrive just before opening to scout out the best deals. Have cash ready and a bartering mindset as you peruse various booths and vendors here. From glassware, to hardware and tools, to clothing and fresh produce -- booths at this flea market run the gamut. And the best part? There is no admission fee, and parking is free too.
Jamie's Flea Market, which began operation in 1973 in its current form, boasts 200 indoor vendors and up to 400 outdoor vendors during the summer season. In addition to seasonal produce vendors, there are often food vendors set up on site outside -- selling anything from hot dogs, t0 Elephant Ears and beverages.
Inside enjoy two favorite eateries of Jamie's Flea Market year-round -- Kiedrowski's Simply Delicious Bakery and Bob's Wings & Things, both located in the East building. Additionally, vendors sell many items you can purchase to take on your way -- from Amish jams and cheese, coffee beans and tea, beef jerky, pastries and cookies among other treats.
Jamie's Flea Market is located at 46388 Telegraph Road (State Route 113) in South Amherst, Ohio. The flea market is open year-round from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Stay connected and up to date with special events at Jamie's Flea Market on their Facebook page. Or visit the flea market website for addition updates, along with directions, or to sign up for their email list.
A visit to Jamie's Flea Market can take up a day in itself. Consider lodging options recommended by the Lorain County Visitors Bureau for an overnight stay. For additional activities, pair your trip to Jamie's Flea Market with a visit to the nearby Cowhaus Creamery Artisan Ice Cream Shop in Oberlin, Ohio and to Lakeview Park in Lorain, Ohio, which features a public beach, historic rose garden, walking paths and more. And don't forget, the Lorain Lighthouse is just around the corner too.
What is your favorite treasure to hunt for?