Best Flea Markets In Cleveland

July 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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Any shopping excursion can be a trying task if you don’t know where to go or what you’re looking for. The easy solution is to check out some area flea markets. Not only will any given flea market have a wide selection of items––from books, jewelry and attire to Amish baked goods, furniture and tools––but it will also give you insight into the community making for more of an adventure than something on your “to-do” list. Head to one of these Cleveland area flea markets and meet new friends, spend a day shopping, and support the local farmers, producers, crafters and vendors.
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Carlisle Township Flea Market 
430 Oberlin Elyria Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 323-FLEA

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Carlisle Township boasts a year round flea market located in the old Elyria Value City furniture store. Vendors sell items including Amish furniture, antiques, comics and collectibles, toys and even bridal gowns. If you get hungry during your tour of the spacious floor, hit the Market Cafe for some good eats. With hot dogs, nachos, pizza, subs and breakfast selections, everyone can refuel during a nice long weekend of flea market scoping. If you happen to come on a holiday weekend, it’s likely that the Carlisle Township Flea Market will have something special going on for adults and children alike––past Halloweens have brought pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating and Christmas brings Santa and fun sales.

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Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Flea Market
164 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017
(440) 752-3013

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The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds are not just for carnival rides and cotton candy. The fairgrounds also host a flea market April through October on Saturdays and Sundays. With spacious grounds, why leave it to the fair to create all of the excitement? Every weekend when the fair isn’t happening between April and October, you can visit the fairgrounds to see and meet just as many people, oddities and events. The Cuyahoga Flea Market is one of the best known in the Cuyahoga County and with good reason, since it’s only $1 to shop and spend a whole day taking in the sights and sounds. Don’t waste time going to department stores looking for home decor, birthday gifts and treasures for the family; take a short trip to Berea and browse the flea market.

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Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market
1289 Edison St. NW
Hartville, OH 44632
(330) 877-9860

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In Hartville, Ohio, there is a pleasantly unique flea market enticing visitors year round. The Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market is an indoor and outdoor market that hosts 110 indoor shops and 1,000 outdoor vendors. Inside, 100,000 square feet of vending space with 10×10 vendor spots offer a wide variety of products to choose from. Browse some corner spots loaded with furniture or some specialty soaps in center of the floor. Head from there to Sarah’s Grille, which opens at 7 a.m. for every market, for a bite to eat before heading outside. When you meet the 20 acres of blacktop outside, you won’t find any food or beverage concessions, but you will find more toys, collectibles and jewelry to browse under a large pavilion.

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Holmes County Flea Market
4550 SR 39
Berlin, OH 44654
(330) 893-0900

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The oldest flea market in the county, Holmes County Flea Market has been around since 1989 and knows how to bargain shopping. With an application process designed to weed out vendors that don’t suit their needs and atmosphere, you can be sure to find a perfect mix of handmade and collectible items at this flea market. There are also events and activities for those who got convinced to come on your shopping trip unwillingly or those who have simply had enough of the flea market scene. Holmes County Flea Market features live music often, Becky’s Kitchen provides some delicious home cooking with varying daily specials, and there’s even a room for those stray guests to take a break and watch some TV.

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Jamie’s Flea Market
46388 Telegraph Road (Route 113)
Amherst, Ohio 44001
(440) 986-4402

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Jamie’s Flea Market is another indoor/outdoor market, with 200 indoor booths and 400 outdoor booths. Though the space sounds smaller than other markets, Jamie’s certainly utilizes all available areas, cramming as many decorations, antiques, jewelry and gardening supplies inside and outside as possible. There are also food vendors for some extra fuel during the day and almost every month features some special event, whether for holidays or some good old fashioned fun.

Related: Best Farmers’ Markets in the Cleveland Area

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Middlefield Market
15848 Nauvoo Road
Middlefield, Ohio 44062
(440) 632-3196

Middlefield, a well known Amish area in Northeast Ohio, not only produces some delicious cheese, but also hosts a pretty fantastic flea market. Just  500 feet East of Settlers’ Village and The Middlefield Cheese Factory, the Middlefield Market Flea Market welcomes visitors on Mondays and Saturdays and provides fun for all ages. Browse the vendors, learn about Amish furniture, grab some fine Amish baked goods and hit the Farmers Grill for a mid-day snack (or breakfast if you’re so inclined) and a relaxing break before heading back out shopping. And, while you’re at it, why not purchase some of that famous Middlefield Cheese? You won’t regret a longer trip to get here, as long as you have some cheese to munch on in the car on the way back home.

After moving from rural NE Ohio to Cleveland for school, she quickly fell in love with the city. Kaitlin writes about all the activities in Cleveland, rom tasty places to eat and drink, to perfectly unique live music venues. Her work can be found at

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