Yesterday we took field trip. To Jake’s Flea Market in Barto, PA.
The address is 1380 Route 100, Barto PA.
It is a straight shot up Route 100 above Pottstown but before Allentown. Blogs like Tour de Thrift have written up Jake’s before so I am not breaking new ground.
It was a gorgeous day yesterday as we made our way up to Barto. We got to Jake’s a little late – after 10 AM at a lot of vendors were already gone. But there was still plenty to look at.
Serious pickers I know have told me that if you’re not using a flashlight when you’re at Jake’s you’re not getting the best deal. Yes, the place opens at like 6 AM. I also was told Sundays are the better day.
But I still had fun as there was a lot to look up. There was a vintage, antiques, collectibles, junk, you name it. And the prices were true flea market pricing, as in old-school pricing. It was nice to deal with vendors who liked to dicker which is so fun and part of the experience.
I also bought a whole carload full of beautiful produce from local farmers for under $20.
I got a pair of awesome older gardening shears that were perfectly sharpened for $4.
I also got what you see photographed above. You know how I am about my Christmas decorations! The vintage Pinocchio was made in Italy and disjointed and can sit up or stand.
And next to Pinocchio is a little music box made in Germany. It plays silent night. I am pretty sure it is by Steibach, maybe Erzgebirge. It was $5. I also picked up an amazing perfect pair of carnival glass candlesticks that I swapped to another dealer I know for a crock I wanted!
Next time I’m going really early! I had another friend who drove up this morning who scored some awesome things!
There is ample parking and it’s free, and if you want to be a vendor check the website as the table prices are very inexpensive.
Check it out!