We don’t have a “season.” We’re here ALL YEAR ROUND.
With multiple buildings and 250 acres of outdoor space, we’re a pretty big deal, even on a “slow day!”
Our grounds consist of 250 total acres, with 70 acres of free parking and over 1400 vendor spaces. During peak season, our award-winning market can host up to 50,000 visitors on a single Friday. We are also open the FIRST SATURDAY of the months of April – October. We host live auctions on the grounds the SECOND TUESDAY of the months of March – November.
We’re Kind of a Big Deal
Emmet & Lucille Baer – Our Founders
Born in a barn long before eBay and Craigslist, the granddaddy of all flea markets has been bringing buyers and sellers together for over 60 years.
In 1955, Emmet Baer, an already established auctioneer, purchased an eight-acre site on Old St. Rt. 154 in Rogers, Ohio. He built a barn and started Rogers Community Auction selling produce, eggs, and miscellaneous items every Friday. The Baers eventually opened a small restaurant on the grounds and expanded the market during the ’60s and ’70s.
Jim Baer – Second Generation
Emmet Baer’s death in 1971 left Lucille and Jim, their son, to run the business. Jim had a larger vision for the market and oversaw the expansion of the market over the next two and a half decades, adding two pavilions and five buildings to provide indoor market space in addition to the open air market. Eventually, a poultry barn was built and Jim purchased more of the surrounding ground to hold the expanding auction and market.
Jim Baer’s death in 1999 left the third, and now fourth, generation of Baer family members poised to maintain and grow the thriving market from a regional attraction to worldwide wonder.
Rogers Today – Second, Third, and Fourth Generation
Today, Rogers Community Auction is the largest open air market in the tri-state area. During peak season, our award winning market can host up to 50,000 visitors on any given Friday. The onsite restaurant is bigger and better than ever, and our Friday Auctions and Monthly Consignment Auctions are highly anticipated and attended by buyers and sellers alike.
Rogers Community Auction and Flea Market has thrived with the perfect blend of amazing tastes and treasures, rural charm, world class value, and multiple generations dedicated to growing the market while standing true to the solid principle of “Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together” since 1955.