Located on the site of the Blue Ridge Drive-In Theater in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, the Blue Ridge Flea Market has been in operation since 1976. It was created by Caroline Mackes when a friend suggested the concept to her, and in those early days, there were just a handful of vendors that would regularly set up shop in the community every weekend from spring through to Autumn. By now, with almost 300 vendors it is one of the largest flea markets in Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest too.
Nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains and situated just off Routes 115 and 33, the Blue Ridge Flea Market is just a short ride from most Pocono Mountain Resorts, New Jersey, and New York. This puts it in prime position for tourists to easily find and pulls in local shoppers from near and far. The reputation of this market has grown over the years, and from its beginnings, as a community flea selling typical second-hand wares, it has now become a site for collectors of vintage and antique items to browse around and regularly come across treasures from yesteryear.
Blue Ridge Flea Market is proud to offer items for sale that the whole family can enjoy looking through and ensures a great range of prices so there is always something suitable for all pockets. Vendors exhibit some great items of nostalgic Americana, alongside bicycles, tools, toys, comics, decorative items, curios, furniture, advertising memorabilia and so much more. The outdoor space for vendors and shoppers is huge and means that large crowds can be present without anyone feeling crammed in. With no cover though, this market is occasionally called off when the weather is particularly bad so it is worth checking with the organizers before planning a trip.
Along with the many types of unique merchandise offered by vendors, the Blue Ridge Flea Market offers free parking and high-quality refreshments, which are available at KC’s Grill.