Your Questions Answered
What we're looking for in a vendor
We are looking for an exciting mix of vintage, handcrafted, upcycled, and antique goods.
If you are a new vendor, we are looking for goods/services different from what we already offer.
We do not permit sales of weapons, illegal substances, or inappropriate wares. We also do not accept MLM businesses or newly purchased goods.
Vendors can apply for 1, 1.5, or 2 spaces. Each space is $30, payable on the day of the flea. We accept cash, Venmo or credit card. Spaces are about 9.5 feet wide and 16 feet deep. A 10x10 tent does NOT fit in one space
1 space = $30
1.5 spaces = $45
2 spaces = $60.
You must submit an application to reserve a space at our flea. We will publish an application in early 2024 when our dates are finalized. .
We will respond to you as quickly as we can. Note that we have many more applications than we have spaces. Getting a space one month does not guarantee you will get a space every month. We do not accept vendors on a first-come/first-serve basis.
After you're accepted
We will contact you by email if you are selected for our flea market. We wish we could host all of you, but we have space for only about 65-70 vendors. We may put you on a wait list and email you as our spaces become available.
If you do not see any emails from us, please check your Spam folder. An email with more detail about setting up is sent the week of the flea market. We also post accepted vendors and their assigned space(s) on our website in the weeks prior to our flea.
We will cancel in case of a forecast of all day bad weather (i.e., high winds and/or rain). We do not have rain dates.
In case of cancellation, we post the cancellation on our website and our social media by noon on the day before the flea.
Set up and take down process
Vendors can set up as early as 6:00AM on the day of the flea. You'll have an assigned space (you can see it on our website) and spaces will be marked the night before the flea.
Take down occurs after the flea closes at 3:00PM. Cars are not allowed in the sales area between 8:30AM and 3:00PM for pedestrian safety. Please do not block the sales area with your vehicle. Back in, unload, and then move your car to the vendor parking area.
.We offer vendor parking at 4084 University Drive. This is about a 3 block walk. If you are unable to walk this distance, there is accessible parking in front of the City Hall and you can reach out to us if you need assistance with parking.
Park as far away as you can to allow for more customer parking near our flea. Parking is hard to come by during the day and we all want lots of customers to be able to park.
Tents are welcome but not required. You will need to bring your own tables, chairs and tents. Tents should be weighted on at least 3 of the legs, or you may be asked to take down your tent.
Please be a good neighbor and do not take more than your allocated space.
Public restrooms are available from 8:00AM to 3:00PM in the nearby City Hall Building.
We have at least one provider of food services at each flea. Additionally, we have a monthly coffee vendor selling fresh coffee and dessert vendors.
Check-in on the day of the flea
Please visit our vendor check-in booth on the morning of the flea. We accept your booth fees at that time, plus you will be asked to sign a liability waiver if you are a new vendor.
Look for Kathy Hackshaw or Sharon Buttram, your two funky fleas, near the entrance of the flea under a Fairfax Funky Flea banner. .
When you arrive to unload, don't forget to say "Hi!" to the flea husbands, Jon and Dave, as they direct traffic and provide general assistance. (Please do not run them over!)
This and That
One parking space can accommodate numerous tables, so think big. A big, beautiful booth is inviting to customers and will give you more return on your investment. Note that there is no electricity available at the flea. Expect customers to pay by cash, Venmo, or credit card.
Please be considerate of your vendor neighbors and customers by not smoking in the sales area.
We provide trash cans and trash removal. Please tidy up before you leave.. Leave the space better than you found it.