Interested in being a Hastings Flea Vendor? Here are a few things you might want to know!
If you have questions that aren't answered here, please email us.
One Season, One Application
We require all interested merchants to fill out our Vendor application form. We use one application for each season, so that once you're approved, you can sign up for as many Flea dates as you'd like in that season (currently accepting applications for the 2016 Season running from April-November).
How Do You Decide Who Gets to Be a Vendor?
We review each application to ensure that the quality of the Flea stays consistent. Our ideal vendor makes their wares themselves or curates a high-quality selection of used/vintage/antique items. We also require a Certificate of Authority to collect sales tax in NY State.
How Big Is The Space & What Does It Cost?
Vendor spaces are 10x10(you can set up within that space however you'd like), and rent for one 10x10 space is $70 per Flea. The spaces do not come with a table, but we do rent tents for $35 (+tax) on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you haven't been before please be aware that the Flea takes place in a big parking lot, so there are no walls or fences to hang things on.
If I'm Approved, How Do I Sign Up?
Once approved, we'll email you a welcome email and include a link to the Vendor Agreement. Once you click that special link in the email you'll be prompted to create an account. And once you review and agree to the Vendor Agreement, you'll see our Vendor Checkout page. It's basically a shopping cart, so you can add whichever remaining Flea dates you'd like to your shopping cart, and then pay for them with PayPal, a major credit card, or Dwolla.
What's In The Vendor Agreement?
(Rain Date, Refunds & More)
You can review a copy of our standard Vendor Agreement by clicking here. In it you will find information about our refund and rain date policies.
How Do Sponsorships Work?
When a business isn't the perfect fit to be a vendor (selling homegoods, food, or hosting fun activities), but we still love what they do and think their business might be interesting to our Flea patrons, we'll often ask them if they'd like to be a sponsor!
The (nominal) sponsor fee includes advertising on the front page of our website, inclusion in our Vendor gallery, a 10x10 space at the Flea, mentions on our social media accounts, and mentions in all newsletters that go out leading up to the Flea.
Please get in touch if you're interested!