The Youngstown Flea | FLEA FAQ’S
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FLEA FAQ’S

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#SEASONSIX – 2021 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Before you apply, read below on information about who we are, what the Flea community is about, and how event supports Youngstown’s small business culture. Be sure to stay tuned to our website and social media for updates. Click HERE to apply.

WHAT IS THE YOUNGSTOWN FLEA?

The Youngstown Flea is an, exciting, well curated “Market For Makers” hosted once per month in the heart of Downtown Youngstown, Oh. We reside at 110 Freeman Alley (downtown, next to the Covelli Centre). The market is dedicated to local & regional vendors of the arts/artists, antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, and collectibles, jewelry, candles, reclaimed metals/wood, apparel, food/drink, farmers & produce etc. We hand select the best vendors in town to ensure each of them have a true passion for making a vibrant community of professionals/peers and investing in the economic growth of the Youngstown community.

WHERE IS THE YOUNGSTOWN FLEA?

We’ve got a new home in downtown Youngstown. Our address is 365 E. Boardman Street, Youngstown, 44503.

WHEN IS THE YOUNGSTOWN FLEA?

2021 MARKET DATES: Feb. 13 / April 10 / May 8 / June 12 / July 10 / August 14 / September 11 / October 9. Click HERE to apply.

IS IT SAFE TO SHOP?

SAFETY: Due to the current local, state, CDC and health department guidelines there are protocols in place for applicants and shoppers of the market. Please ensure you’ve read them on our site at http://youngstownflea.com/ShopSafe

WHAT'S A FLEA?

We set out with a mission to build a platform for small businesses to thrive in an ecosystem of creativity and innovation. We strive daily to think of one more way to introduce a makers community to a local community. We’re not just another event. We are an EXPERIENCE. We are not a FLEA MARKET. We are a FLEA. And you don’t just stop by the Flea. You Flea! You EAT. SHOP. REPEAT. You come for the Yoga and leave with your hands full of #FleaFinds. It’s about the music and the movement. Food trucks by the fleet and a pet-friendly environment that welcomes those with two legs and four. We Flea because we know it’s what literally gives legs and legitimacy to dreams. It’s a flea for all. Come Flea!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

The Youngstown Flea typically offers space beginning at $60 per event, and can fluctuate depending on a few variables, including but not limited to: booth size, number of events interested in, and possible add-on services (product & brand photography, business services, social media priority, national exposure, permitting assistance, etc). Vendors are expected to supply their own tent, tables, and chairs. Our amazing Flea staff will provide thorough instructions for setup, including an assigned booth space, setup time, and protocol. Click HERE to apply.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

How do you measure success? Is it found in the value of your 10’x10’ space. Is it simple math like how much you spend vs. how much you make? We would disagree. By those measurements alone you’d be missing out on a vibrant community of your peers and investing in the economic growth of Youngstown. Our event is put on by a small group of talented and passionate people that work around the clock to organize and promote the event, manage your needs, answer your questions, provide on site amenities and ensure that every month is a unique experience that keeps shoppers engaged and continues to draw communities together. Still wondering what’s in it for you? Stop down and see!

WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME?

We welcome you to fill out our 2021 application. As you apply, let’s review what makes for an amazing Flea application. Here’s some of what we look for.

Accurate info. We’re amazed by the number of applications we receive compared to the space we have. For that we are thankful. But that makes each application that much more vital in terms of being accurate and informative. Incomplete applications, dead end links, and/or typos in your email address/website can delay your application by days, even weeks, until it’s resolved. Please review your application before submitting it.
A vibrant brand. We already believe in your dreams and in your vision to build a strong brand. It must be built around an amazing product for others to be drawn to enjoy it. Ensure you’re brand is just that – a brand that others can patron without reservation.
A league of your own. Some vendor categories are extremely competitive; (i.e. jewelry, art, etc.). We are committed to delivering amazing experiences. We have a specific curated look that we’re after. There are those who fit within our scope and those who do not. Please don’t hesitate to apply but know that all who apply may not be approved.
Quality pics. A picture is word a thousand words (and could impact your application). We know you’re amazing, so make sure we can tell that from the visuals we see of your brand. It goes a long way.
Infectious attitude. We hear it all of the time. “People in Youngstown are so nice. People are our lifeblood. We need vendors that appreciate people. Period. That’s how you build a brand. One smile at a time!

HOW DO I APPLY?

CLICK HERE

We looking to accept amazing brands, businesses, hustlers, creatives, makers and do’ers for The Youngstown Flea. It is a RAIN OR SHINE experience.

Our vendor applications are open NOW! Please refrain from emailing us about the status of an application. You should receive a follow-up email after with a status update on your participation. We begin selecting and approving vendors on Feb. 1, 2021.

Booth sharing is permitted on a case-by-case basis. However, each business sharing a space is subject to the full booth fee, and must apply separately for review. Vendors are not allowed to bring in outside vendors who have not been approved by The Youngstown Flea. Should you want to share a booth with another vendor, your request must alert us two weeks prior to the event in question.

Interested but not sure you’re ready to bring your product to market? Or maybe you’re looking to take your business to the next level. That’s cool because we want to help you get to the Flea! Email us at info@youngstownflea.com

YOU MEAN THERE ARE RULES?

You should know that by submitting this application you agree to the terms found herein. Our  application is just that, an application for consideration. Not all vendors who apply will be accepted to participate.

SAFETY: Due to the current local, state, CDC and health department guidelines there are protocols in place for applicants and shoppers of the market. Please ensure you’ve read them on our site at http://youngstownflea.com/ShopSafe

SPACE: Standard vendor spaces are the equivalent of a 10’x10′ outdoors and an 8ft table and two chairs when indoors.

Vendors can, if deemed necessary by the Youngstown Flea, purchase a larger space if available. Each vendor is responsible for providing their own tables, tent, chairs, and display surfaces. No booth sharing. Each potential applicant must apply individually and be accepted to participate as such. Approved vendors will be assigned a set up time and method. Note that the Youngstown Flea is not responsible for any damage or theft of personal belongings or merchandise, or loss of any product due to external factors. Please be careful and responsible for your area.

We require that vendors carry their own liability insurance. Any accidents, harm or damage caused by a vendor or their product, goods or services will be the responsibility of that vendor. The Youngstown Flea is not responsible for any personal injury during our events.

VENDOR FEES: Upon application review and acceptance for participation, vendors will be required to pay the appropriate vendor fee by a date to be specified on the notification of acceptance. If you are interested in being both a vendor and a web sponsor, please let us know via email and we can send you current rates. All confirmed/paid vendors will be eligible to be listed and linked to on the Youngstown Flea web site.

REFUNDS: Once your application is approved/accepted and fee’s are paid, refunds for vendors fees will NOT be given under any circumstance.  NO ELECTRICITY is available. It will only be provided, if available, to approved vendors for whom it is critical. Those vendors may be charged an additional fee to connect to power.  The Youngstown Flea has the right to deny your participation in any or all of the events at any time. Should there be reason to revoke your acceptance prior to the day of the event, a full refund will be given unless any of the guidelines stated here have not been followed.

CANCELLATION OF BOOTH SPOT: The Youngstown Flea reserves the right to dismiss any vendor from any event.

MEDIA RELEASE/CONSENT: I, the undersigned, do hereby release all rights or claims in connection with the photo(s)/videotape in which I appear, for use by The Youngstown Flea and all sponsors. I understand that the photo(s)/videotape, if used, will be for the promotional purpose of assisting future Youngstown Flea events. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photos and/or advertising copy. All photographs, negatives and videotapes shall constitute the sole property of The Youngstown Flea. I declare that I am of legal age and authorized on behalf of the entity applying for consideration in the Youngstown Flea, to contractually enter into the agreement herein contained.