Sometimes people unknowingly discover hidden treasures at flea markets. Take a man from Philly who, upon finding a pretty cool frame with what appeared to be a replica of the Declaration of Independence, forked over $4. He returned home to discover he had an authentic document. That original copy of the Declaration of Independence auctioned for nearly $2.5 million a few years later.
Who knows what hidden treasures are lurking in the many marketplaces in the Burgh and its suburbs? Search for those gems at these 10 awesome flea markets in Pittsburgh.
1. The Neighborhood Flea
Experience a flea market unlike any other at the Neighborhood Flea. A unique pop-up marketplace in the Strip District, the Neighborhood Flea promises an eclectic range of products as well as live music to make your shopping experience even more pleasant. Visit the Neighborhood Flea, at 2300 Penn Avenue, on the second Sunday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. Jonnet Flea Market
You can't miss Jonnet Flea Market when you're driving on Route 22 toward Blairsville. The large indoor/outdoor flea market sits right off of the highway. Jonnet Flea Market, open year round, welcomes vendors and customers on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3. Rossi's Pop-Up Marketplace
Find just about everything you can imagine – from fresh fruits and vegetables to vintage Beatles memorabilia – at Rossi's Pop-Up Marketplace on 200 Loews Drive in North Versailles. The indoor outdoor marketplace welcomes shoppers and vendors on Saturdays and Sundays all year long. The indoor marketplace is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the outdoor marketplace's hours go from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Purchase high quality antiques and collectibles at Fleatique, an antique flea market at Tour-Ed Mine in Tarentum. Operated by a non-profit historical society, Fleatique is open the third Sunday of each month through October with hours from daybreak until 1 p.m. The 2016 season of Fleatique kicks off on May 15.
5. Spotlight 88 Flea Market
Uncover plenty of bargains at Spotlight 88 Flea Market in Beaver Falls. The 21 acre flea market, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., holds special events throughout the year, including Christmas in July, car cruise and swap meets, and a train and toy show.
6. Trader Jack's Flea Market
Stroll through Trader Jack's Flea Market, an outdoor venue that features plenty of novelty and inexpensive items. The Bridgeville flea market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
7. Perryopolis Flea Market
Carve out plenty of time to explore the Perryopolis Flea Market. Open every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the indoor/outdoor marketplace charges a $1 per car admission fee. Walkers pay 50 cents while children 12 and under are free.
8. Clearview Mart Flea Market
Hunt for treasures at Clearview Mart Flea Market every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Inclement weather may result in the closure of the flea market.) The flea market in Butler promises a large array of merchandise, including antiques, food, and handcrafted products.
9. Plum Borough Market
Browse through hundreds of items at Plum Borough Market, an indoor marketplace on Unity Center Road in Plum. Open Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Plum Borough Market entices shoppers with its vintage and handcrafted products, homemade baked goods, and other treasures.
10. Riverview Antique & Marketplace
On the hunt for spectacular dresses and shoes at equally spectacular prices? Or, maybe you're in the mood for new artwork for your home? Discover plenty of gems at Riverview Antique & Marketplace in Cheswick. The indoor marketplace is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.