A mere half hour after opening, the flea market at the Polk County Fairgrounds buzzes with activity, and bargain hunters crowd the narrow aisles between tables full of wares. Popcorn pops in an old-fashioned cart and vendors hail shoppers as old friends.
Running since 1970, the flea market is like a huge family gathering, with antique-shop patriarchs mingling with the yard-sale cousins, and rambunctious handmade goods popping up here and there to steal your attention.
On a stroll through the main room, one might find anything: sheet music, ammunition, ceramics, toys, old tools, glassware, fishing rods and reels, beads and jewelry, vintage kitchenware, antiques, and more.
Visitors can shop on the first Sunday of each month, September through July for just $1. Organizers tell us that many of the regular vendors skip the July market, giving the wait-list vendors a chance to participate. Tip: In the hotter months, get there early… the main room warms up fast!
Know before you go:
First Sunday of each month,
September through July
Polk Flea Market
Polk County Fairgrounds
520 S Pacific Hwy 99W, Rickreall, OR 97371
Hours: 9:00 – 3:00