FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- NEW VENDORS
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE FLEA?
The Vagabond Flea takes place in the Murray Hill Theater Parking Lot on Edgewood Avenue, every 4th Sunday between 4-8pm.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is a $35 nonrefundable fee to secure a 10 x 10 spot in the market. If you need more room, please notify us and we will quote you a price based on the size of your space. Fees for future events/ special events are subject to change, and vendors will be notified of any changes prior to the registration for that event.
WHAT KIND OF VENDORS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for unique artisans, jewelers, makers, indie artists, vintage and antique merchants, crafters, horticulturists, fiber artists, designers, and pretty much anything fun and unique!
Our curators give careful consideration to the quality + originality of your product, as well as the cohesion + presentation of your brand.
HOW DO I APPLY?
The first step of the process starts with filling out the Vendor Application form. Once submitted, your form will be added to a list of applications, which will be reviewed by a jury of curators. Access to market registration is given only to vendors who have applied and been approved.
AM I GUARANTEED A VENDOR STATUS IF I FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION?
No. As it is a juried market, eligibility ultimately falls to the discretion of the curators and does not guarantee admission for every applicant.
WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF MY APPLICATION WAS ACCEPTED?
You can expect to hear back about whether or not your application was accepted within approximately one week after submission. If you have been approved to be a vendor at our market, you will receive a passcode that allows you to register for upcoming markets.
IS THERE A DEADLINE TO APPLY?
We are always taking applications, but if you would like your application to be considered for the upcoming month, you need to submit it at least one week prior to the registration deadline [the 1st of every month].
- CURRENT VENDORS
- I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS A VENDOR; AM I GUARANTEED A SPACE EVERY TIME I REGISTER FOR A MARKET?
No. Unfortunately, there is a limited amount of space and we can only take a percentage of vendors who apply. Additionally, we do our best to diversify the market and try to limit each type of vendor to 20%.
- WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?
Registration for each event takes place the month prior and closes on the 1st of that month [i.e. to participate in August's market, you can register all through the month of July, with the deadline being August 1st]. Early registration/payment is advised if you would like to secure a space for your shop.
- WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF MY REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED?
We will notify within one week after registration closes. If you are selected for the market, you will receive an invoice. To confirm your participation, your payment must be made within 4 days or there will be a $2 up-charge for every day it is overdue. If the payment has not been made after 3 days, your space will be forfeited to an applicant on the waiting list.
- CAN I STILL REGISTER AFTER THE DEADLINE?
Yes! The registration form for each month will stay open one week past the deadline. However, there is a $10 late fee for registrations submitted after the deadline. If you are on the waiting list, but you submitted your registration prior to the deadline, you do not have to pay the late fee.
- CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH ANOTHER VENDOR?
So long as you are able to set up within your 10x10 space, booth sharing is permitted. However, both vendors must be approved via the application process. Additionally, you must notify us in your registration form that you intend to share a booth.
VAGABOND FLEA POLICIES
Vendor fees will be sent out the first week of each month. Vendors who have not paid within 4 days will be charged an additional $2 late fee for each day their invoice is overdue. After the 3rd day, it will be assumed that you cannot attend and your space will be forfeited. If you wish to participate after the fact, you will be charged a late registration fee alongside the late fees you have incurred. Vendor Fees are non-refundable. Vendors who cannot make their scheduled market will not be given refunds.
Vendors are expected to set up between the hours of 2pm - 3:30pm and agree to stay for the entire duration of the market. Vendors may not begin booth set up until their car has been removed from the lot. Tear down takes place at 8pm. Vendors may not bring their car into the lot until their entire booth is packed up and ready to be loaded.
If you are running late on the day of the market, please contact us no later than 3:00pm or your space will be forfeited and you will not be given a refund. There will be a $10 late fee given to vendors who are not completely set up by 3:45.
Vendors concede to set up in the space assigned to them and are responsible for setting up their own booth.
Vendors are responsible for cleaning up their assigned space at the end of the market.
Vendors are responsible for the equipment needed for their own booth [i.e. table, tent, lighting]. A power source will be provided but not guaranteed for your booth. Please bring an extension cord and a power strip if you would like to ensure that your booth will have power.
Parking - to ensure that shoppers are given easy access to the market, you must park either behind the Library or in the Bank lot.
Vendors are required to comply with local, state, and federal laws while participating in the Vagabond Flea.
The Vagabond Flea reserves the right to discontinue market participation for any vendor for any reason [including an inability to comply with policies or pay vendor fees]
The Vagabond Flea, Vagabond Coffee Company, Murray Hill Theater, Blair Salon, Esquire, the Murray Hill Library and adjacent businesses are not - under any circumstance - held liable for any occurrences that may take place as a result of vending or attending the Vagabond Flea.
*the Vagabond Flea reserves the right to change and update market policies