Jacob "Jake" Treichler's dream began in 1980 with a few vendors hawking their wares along Route 100, the humble beginnings of the now long-established Jake's Flea Market. Jake became known for his infectious laugh and he also had that rare ability to make everyone he interacted with feel valued and special. It seemed to be a winning combination of these two things that kept the stallholders coming back, and led to the flea continuing its success over the years. Now no one in the area can imagine a weekend without the flea!
Soon after its inception, Jake's Flea Market became the place to go at weekends to find a whole range of curios, collectibles and second-hand wonders. Of course, the stallholders were keen to do business, but this market is as much about creating a place for neighbours and friends to meet as it is about making a killing. That's not to say the organisers don't take care with the goods on offer - vendors are chosen to give shoppers a wide range of items to browse through, and for those in the know of antique and vintage treasures, a good chance of picking up a collector's item.
Jake's Flea Market offers shoppers a little bit of everything. Penknives are for sale alongside musical instruments, old telephones, vintage vehicles, train sets and other collectible toys, bicycles, advertising memorabilia, records and record players and much, much more.
Many improvements have been made to Jake's Flea Market over the years, not only because it has grown in size year on year. In 2007 a covered pavilion was added to the site and in 2015 a further pavilion was erected so that the market can be enjoyed in rain or shine. Toilets have also been added and there are always one or two food stalls around so families can really make the most of the market days.