Hey #FleaFamily! We are thrilled and excited to announce our full effort and attempt to pull off Holiday Flea – 2021. It will occur, in our new home of 365 E. Boardman Street, Youngstown 44503 on the NEW dates of Sat., Dec. 4th (9A-3P) & Sun., Dec. 5th (11A-4P). Yassssss! We’ve got some info to share, so please click the plus (+) sign and read below in it’s entirety.
HOLIDAY FLEA – FAQ’S
WHERE WILL HOLIDAY FLEA OCCUR?
Great question! We are utilizing our own, newly purchased space, located at 365 E. Boardman Street, 44503. If you’ve been before, then you are familiar with the Bldg. Please note: we WILL be in a different part of the Bldg. We will use the larger portion of our indoor space (this not the part of our bldg. where it has been all Spring/Summer). That is NEW info. Make sure you understand it.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CONCERNS?
Space is limited. It could be cold (yes, again / even with our heating attempts). COVID-19 is still lingering and we take the health of our community very seriously. Everyone’s safety is of our utmost concern. So at any moment We, The Flea, the CDC, Ohio State, and/or local health guidelines could change/alter, postpone or cancel Holiday Flea. Any applicable refunds would be given. Please make sure you understand this fully as you weigh and consider applying to our Markets. We do NOT want anyone to experience a lost opportunities at another Market because of this.
Additional challenges such as heating (this part of the Bldg. has 50ft. ceilings), parking etc. Vendor participation can/will most likely will be limited to approx. 75.Please make sure you understand this fully as you weight and consider applying to our Market. We do NOT want anyone to experience a lost opportunities at another Market because of this.
OK, WHAT ARE THE MARKET SPECIFICS?
Very much the same as our previous #HolidayFlea participation guidelines. Begin by carefully choosing one or both days, to participate. Know that you can ONLY bring one (1) 8ft. table, two chairs (or the equivalent display/setup items that fit within that equal amount of alloted space). Understand that there is no wifi, no access to electric. Please bring your Holiday A-game (plus some cool holiday decorations – we’re going to need them). Applicable COVID rules will be enforced ( masks, social distancing, hand-sanitizer, disinfecting spaces etc.) NEW DATES: Sat., December 4th (9A-3P) and Sun., December 5th (11A-4P). LOCATION: 365 E. Boardman Street, Youngstown, 44503.
Side Note:We are exploring a “Special Edition” of the Market called #FleaOnPhelps (Phelps Street is downtown Youngstown, and a new pedestrian only path around the bars/restaurants). It is in prelim. discussions, but details so far are: 20-25 vendors, outdoors, 4P-8P, on Dec. 3rd, 2021. If interested, check the box on the application and we’ll share more details.
HOLIDAY FLEA – NEXT STEPS
HOW DO I APPLY?
Great question! First apply. We have opened up the internal application, found below, for you to apply. Second. You MUST acknowledge, via email, that you’ve read the above Flea FAQ’S. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, confirming that you’ve read and understand the FAQS, for your application to be a valid submission. We’ll email back that we’ve got your application and the FAQ confirmation. Consider carefully before submitting your application. Be aware of the stated concerns/challenges. We do NOT want any misunderstandings.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY?
We will make regular announcements via email/txt msg, to let you know where things stand with the Market and with your participation status. FYI: We are not making the Holiday Flea public to the community just yet. We are doing some behind the scenes work to ensure it’s all a go. Please do not post.
Application responses will not happen until some time after the Oct. 9 Market. Please do NOT miss another market opportunity if this timeline doesn’t work for you. Once you’ve applied, the public will then get notice of open Holiday Flea applications (again AFTER you’ve had time to apply). That’s a perk of being a previously approved vendor. Please know that not all who apply will be accepted.Please do NOT emailing us to say you want in, that does NOT hold a spot. You MUST apply.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Let us all pray that everything works in our favor and that we can humbly provide this community with an amazing experience as they safely #ShopTheFlea. This Holiday Flea will be like no other. It is exciting, but it is complicated. There will be no city parade. No tree lighting (happening during this date/timeframe). No assurances, only what we can control. That comes down to how we respond, in and to, this moment. We can make this amazing! We can smile through it all. We can come together as #FleaFamily, rally around our community of Makers, shoppers and supporters and do what we can, with what we have. To whom much is given, much is required. Tis’ the season. Let’s go!!!!