Shopping in Schuylkill County ranges from small, family-owned businesses to national retailers.
Shopping options in Schuylkill County are available in many areas. Strip malls and specialty shops are located throughout the downtown districts of Ashland, Frackville, Mahanoy City, Minersville, Orwigsburg, Pottsville, Saint Clair, Schuylkill Haven, Shenandoah and Tamaqua. Many of the local shopping districts represent historic downtowns that are being revitalized to improve retail options in the local communities.
With the wealth of history that has occurred right here in Schuylkill County, consumers are finding that opportunities abound in the antiques shopping market. Stroll through any of our communities and find that perfect item for your home or office with a story all its own. Area antique stores include Black Diamond Antiques and Blum's Auction Service in Frackville; Caledonia Antiques, Shenandoah; Curious Goods and Marguerite's Antiques and Collectibles, Pottsville.
The county is home to three major malls - Cressona Mall, Cressona; Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville; and Schuylkill Mall, Frackville. All three feature national and regional department stores as anchors, along with restaurants and entertainment areas such as movie theaters and game rooms. For convenient shopping, a Wal-Mart Supercenter is located along Route 61 north of Saint Clair.
The county's large agricultural base spawned a number of roadside farm markets that many Schuylkill Countians like to visit. Fresh produce is common at these stands during the county's abundant growing season. Visit the Hometown Farmers Market in Hometown every Wednesday, or Renninger's Market in Orwigsburg on Saturdays and Sundays to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as many other items, year-round.
The largest shopping outlets in the Northeast and quaint roadside markets featuring specialty arts and crafts from some of America's greatest artisans are within a short driving distance of Schuylkill County for even more shopping options.