If you live in Lorain County, Ohio, Lake County, Ohio, or even Cuyahoga County, Ohio, then you are only a short drive from one of the most unique indoor and outdoor shopping experiences available in Northeast Ohio or anywhere else in the state: Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market. Located in Hartville, Ohio, this incredible facility is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. The outdoor flea market has everything from antiques and collectibles to Ohio State products and fresh produce. Inside the MarketPlace you will find more fresh foods from meats and cheeses to homemade baked goods and candies, and housewares to clothing. And just about everything in between. If you’ve never made the trip to Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market, then it’s time to find out what you’ve been missing!
The flea market is open year round. When the weather is fair, you will find approximately 1,000 vendors outside, some under pavilions, but many of them with tables set up in the sunshine on twelve of the twenty acres of smooth blacktop surrounding the MarketPlace. Although food and beverage concessions are restricted, you can often find freshly popped kettle corn bagged up and ready to make the trip home with you. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the many vendors in the outdoor shopping area who feature both college professional team caps, an entire tent committed to Ohio State items for fans of all ages, as well as sports cards and memorabilia. There’s more of that to be found indoors, too.
In fact, once you do venture inside to take a break from the heat you will find a whole new shopping experience. The MarketPlace is two stories and 100,000 square feet of climate controlled shopping! There are over 110 boutiques inside with a variety that easily rivals that of the flea market. Looking for toys to take back to your Lake County home? Then you will enjoy shops such as I.Q. Toys & Games or Troy’s Lego Kingdom. Looking for country or primitive home décor? Try The Boston Road Collection, which features many handmade items created by the local artisans who run the shop. If you can name it, you can find it at the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market. Delightfully aromatic candles for your Lorain County home are available, and even home improvement and repair services, like Ohio State Waterproofing!
When you’re ready for a break, you can grab a seat at one of the tables near Sarah’s Grille. If you arrive early (and why not? Sarah’s Grill opens before the vendors do on market days!), you can grab a breakfast of biscuits and gravy and treat yourself to a handmade, hot from the oven cinnamon roll! If you’re looking for an afternoon meal, Sarah’s Grille offers burgers and hotdogs, soups and salads, pizza, chicken wraps, and more. Even if you’re just after a quick snack, try a hand-rolled pretzel or cool off with some ice cream!
Don’t let cost be a deterrent as you plan your trip to Hartville from Cuyahoga County, either. There is no fee to enter or to park, and there is plenty of parking. Of course, by the time you have covered all of the stalls, stands, booths, and shops at the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market, the walk back to your car may seem longer than it did when you arrived.
Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market truly has something from everyone, so bring the whole family when you visit from Lake County, Ohio, Lorain County, Ohio, or Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Regular business hours for both indoor and outdoor shopping are Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Check their special holiday hours, view a complete listing of vendors, take an interactive tour and more at their website: www.HartvilleMarketPlace.com. You can also get directions while you’re there, so you can start planning your visit to Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market today!