The Youngstown Flea | FLEA FAQ’S
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The Youngstown Flea is an exciting, well curated “Market For Makers” hosted once-per-month in the heart of Downtown Youngstown, Oh. In 2021 we moved from the parking lot where we began, to an all new, permanent home. Our address is 365 E. Boardman Street, Youngstown, 44503 (just Google it).

  • We are an indoor and outdoor Market. Each event may vary.
  • We offer space (standard 8×8 indoors, standard 10×10 outdoors), based on a curated, thoroughly reviewed, application process.
  • Those we partner with must be the “maker” of their products.

The “Flea” 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.

When you’re ready, apply here.


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.


We’ve got a new home in downtown Youngstown. Our address is 365 E. Boardman Street, Youngstown, 44503. At times we are transient. That means we may do a Market, off-site like #FleaOnPhelps or YSU’s campus. We enjoy being able to freely go where the magic of the moment is.


Prelim 2024 MARKET DATES:

Prelim 2024 Dates: 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, *4/27 – #FleaAtFrenzy, 5/11 + *5/12 – #FleaAtFellows, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2. #FleaOnPhelps 12/6 + #HolidayFlea 12/7 & 12/8. Click HERE to apply.


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


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!


The Youngstown Flea typically offers space at a per-event rate, and can fluctuate depending on a few variables, including but not limited to: booth size (8’x8′ or 10’x10′), number of events you are interested in (discounts avail.), and possible add-on services (booth placement, product & brand photography, business services, social media priority, national exposure, permitting assistance, etc). Vendors are expected to supply their own, tables (8ft. max), and chairs. Our amazing Flea staff will provide a 10’x10′ White tent for your use, thorough instructions for setup, including an assigned booth space, setup time, and protocol. 2024 dates are out 1/07/2024, click HERE to apply.


How do you measure success? Is it found in the value of your vendor 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!


We welcome you to fill out our 2024 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.
Proper Setup. It is the responsibility of the brand/business owner to have the proper local, state and/or federal licensing, insurance coverage and/or sales tax info necessary to operate. Applicable law adherence is the responsibility of the business as well.
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!



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, 2024.

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


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

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, 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 fees 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.