ROGERS, Ohio (WJW)– Located in Columbiana County in the village of Rogers is the largest flea market in the tri-state region.
It started in 1955 as a small consignment produce auction. A lot has changed in 75 years.
“It’s more flea market now than auction. That’s the history of it. Somewhere around the mid-70s is when the flea market really started to really take over. We started with about 4 acres and now we’ve grown to just shy of 250. We’ve got roughly 100 acres of free parking, and about 40 or 50 acres of vendor spots. There is 1,675 total vendor spots,” said Wade Baer, owner.
There’s still plenty of fresh produce as well as a sea of constantly-changing vendors.
“You name it, it’s probably out there. Homemade craft items, housewares. There’s shirts, T-shirts, boots, shoes, antiques. There might be somebody out there trying to sell there car. I’m not sure,” Baer said.
Making your way through the aisles will take some time. You’ll probably work up an appetite. There’s also food stands with burgers, gyros and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
And best of all, it’s just a One Tank Trip.