Exploring the Jonnet Flea Market in Indiana County

The Jonnet Flea Market along ROute 22 just west of Blairsville in Indiana County, PA.

The Jonnet Flea Market along Route 22 is one of my favorite roadside attractions in Indiana County!

A hundred yards of bargains in this aisle at the Jonnet Flea Market along Route 22 in Blairsville, PA.
Bargains as far as the eye can see at he Jonnet Flea Market.

Or perhaps I should say favorite “roadside distractions”, as I could easily spend an entire afternoon picking through the treasures for sale in this former car dealership turned massive bazaar of bargains.

MOre bargains to be had in the back building at the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville, Indiana County PA.
More bargains!

How to Find the Jonnet Flea Market

The Jonnet Flea Market is located just west of Blairsville alongside Route 22 – the street address is 9912 US-22, Blairsville, PA 15717.

Jonnet Flea Market sign along Route 22 west of Blairsville.
Jonnet Flea Market sign along Route 22 west of Blairsville.

The flea market is open Saturdays and Sundays (despite the erroneous “Permanently Closed” listing on Google) from 9-4 (9-3 over the winter months), and parking is both free and plentiful.


What You’ll Find at the Jonnet Flea Market

In short – anything and everything!

Perusing the collectibles at Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville, Indiana County, PA.
Perusing the amazing array of collectibles on a Sunday morning.

I personally collect albums in vinyl, cassette, and CD formats, as well as 1980s pop culture memorabilia, so that’s what I tend to gravitate towards.

Mr. T puzzle purchased at the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville, PA.
“I pity the fool” that doesn’t like this Mr. T puzzle I purchased at the Jonnet Flea Market.

And if you’re a vinyl collector like me, there is a TON of vinyl inventory to pick through.

Records and VHS tapes for sale at the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville, PA.
Records and VHS tapes for sale.

Remember LaserDiscs – they got ’em.

LaserDiscs for sale at the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
Remember LaserDiscs?!

Vintage clothing and jewelry fans will find plenty love about the Jonnet Flea Market.

Vintage clothing and jewelry at the Jonnet Flea Market along Route 22 in Blairsville, PA.
Vintage clothing and jewelry is plentiful at the flea market.

Or maybe you’re a belt buckle collector (yes that’s a thing)?

Belt buckles for sale at the Jonnet Flea Market in Indiana County.
Belt buckles for sale.

Certain items are hard to describe but nearly impossible to live without!

An impressive cat in a dress photo at the Jonnet Flea Market in Indiana County.
An impressive “cat in a dress” photo.

I like to describe flea markets as pop culture museums where you can actually buy the exhibits.

Muppets and Smurfs glasses at the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville PA.
Who DIDN’T drink out of Muppets and Smurfs glasses in the 80s?

Of course if you ARE looking to buy, it pays to be nice when you’re haggling over price.

Prices Subject to Change sign at the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville PA.
Be nice to the vendors if you want to get the best prices.

Ona recent visit to the Jonnet Flea Market I was able to walk away with this epic Family Ties game for half the initial asking price – to me the negotiation is a big part of the thrill of the flea market hunt!

The Family Ties Game, purchased at the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville PA.
The Family Ties Game.

You’ll never get “board” at the Jonnet Flea Market, that’s for sure.

Board games of every description for sale at the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville along Route 22.
Board games of every description.

Check out the Tiki Hut when you get hungry or thirsty.

The Tiki Hut food stand at the Jonnet Flea Market in Indiana County.
The Tiki Hut food stand.

Open since November 1982, the Jonnet Flea Market is an iconic flea market that every Pennsylvania “picker” needs to visit at least once.

Serving tray for sale at the Jonnet Flea Market in Indiana County, PA.
The perfect COVID-era serving tray.

You never know who or what you’ll find at this Indiana County roadside attraction, but DO check out the Jonnet Flea Market along Route 22 and see what you’ve been “mitten”!

Bernie Sanders paying a visit to the Jonnet Flea Market in Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
Celebrity photo at the Jonnet Flea Market.

The Plaza Centre Antique Gallery is a massive antique store/flea market housed in a historic former theatre in downtown Bellefonte, the Centre County seat.

Front facade of the Plaza Centre Antique Gallery in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
Plaza Centre Antique Gallery in Centre County.

Plaza Centre includes not only the former Plaza Theatre building, but the adjacent building as well, for a total of 6 floors and more than 100 vendors!

Front lobby of the Plaza Centre antique gallery and flea market in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
Front lobby.

Nearby Attractions

Buttermilk Falls in Indiana County is a beautiful waterfall in a county park that you can literally stand behind, thanks to a special viewing platform installed for that purpose.

Descending the steps towards Buttermilk Falls in Indiana County.
Descending the steps towards Buttermilk Falls in Indiana County.

Buttermilk Falls was once the summer playground of Mister Rogers (yes – THE Mister Rogers!) and you’ll find a lot of interesting displays pertaining to that in the park as well.

A sign about Fred Rogers connection to Buttermilk Falls.
A sign about Fred Rogers connection to Buttermilk Falls.

Exploring the Covered Bridges of Indiana County will show you how to find the four remaining covered bridges in the county.

Harmon Covered Bridge in Indiana County Pennsylvania
Harmon Covered Bridge in Indiana County.

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