The Neighborhood Flea is a monthly happening in Pittsburgh, PA featuring an eclectic collection of offerings similar to a traditional flea market, but with a modern twist.
ABOUT THE FLEA:
The Neighborhood Flea: Every second Sunday, May to October from 10am to 3pm. Rain or Shine.
This dynamic event features new and returning vendors each month, make-and-take hands-on workshops led by local experts including workshops appropriate for kids and adults, an expanded Food Truck Round-Up, music, live art, and possibly a surprise performance or two by local talents.
LOCATION: NEW THIS YEAR! We've moved!!!!!!!
Catch us throughout the parking lots at 3 Crossings at 26th and Smallman / Railroad Streets in the Strip District. (This new location is located only a few blocks away from our original venue space.) In July we will enjoy even more space when a new 3 Crossings building completes construction.
3 Crossings includes a 3 story parking garage, The Hub at 27th and Railroad Streets. The Hub will offer special rates for Flea vendors/shoppers! Easy Parking, Thank You! http://3crossingspgh.com/
Dates: May 13 (waiting list only after 4/18)June 10 (waiting list only after 4/29)July 8 (waiting list after 6/1)August 12 (waiting list) September 9 (waiting list after 8/11)October 14
FEE:Booths measure 10x10 Inline (one open side): $75 Corner (two open sides): $90Commit to the season and get 1 month's fee free. Season payment broken into 2 payments to be billed in May & July.
If you require more space the fee remains the same per 10x10 booth, indicate you are applying for more than one booth.
FOOD VENDORS:If you are a food truck, coffee or other food service vendor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on fees and space availability.
THIS IS A JURIED SHOW - NOT ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
What we are looking for:
Sellers who will represent a fun mixture of items for sale including high quality flea finds, locally crafted handmade wares, vintage housewares, vintage, new and new to you clothing, furniture, architectural rehab, mid-century finds, vintage toys, local services, artsy activities and local foods.
Our vendors have a knack for collecting vintage designs, are painters and fiber artists, woodworkers, chefs and bakers with a passion for locally sourced ingredients that make the perfect food offerings, farmers, fine spirit distillers, and even kids who have burgeoning talents to share as musicians, makers, and clothing designers.
No direct marketing vendors, please.
Sunday Series Sellers receive: + Season long promotional and public relations campaign+ 10x10 space in the heart of the Strip Distrcit+ Fun music with DJ EZ Lou & family friendly programming+ Live art whenever possible+ Access to staff in order to leave your space for food/bathroom breaks+ A vibrant marketplace curated to include a variety of types of sellers including: food, vintage, oddities, clothing, handmade, service providers+ The opportunity to pitch a workshop to be promoted via the Flea. We work together to create your messaging and to offer presale tickets to flea shoppers for a 45-90 minute workshop during a Flea+ Opportunities for promotion through the Flea blog (website) and social media and public relations opps (if applicable) + The experience of meeting and talking with new and returning customers. The Neighborhood Flea provides you with information that can lead to growth and learning around your business offerings+ A great day enjoying the 'burgh
What we expect from our sellers: + A positive attitude and respect for shoppers/fellow sellers+ Amazing food/services/handmade items/found treasures to sell to Flea shoppers+ An exciting and engaging display / booth+ If desired: A tent and 40 lbs of weight on each leg+ To arrive on time and remain set up until tear down time at 3 pm+ To communicate any suggestions or concerns with organizers+ Proof of insurance based on your type of good sold, general liability insurance can be found through ACT Insurance ( https://www.actinsurance.com/policy/buy/ai/NzAz ), RLI Insurance ( https://www.rlicorp.com/ ) or your local provider.+ Sales Tax Certificate, if you sell taxable items + Food vendors are required to provide proof of insurance and health department certifications+ Promotion of your presence at the event through any of the following: flyer distribution, email newsletters, social media, press releases, event listings, etc. + Upon acceptance you will receive a copy of the Neighborhood Flea Vendor Agreement & Rules and Regulations. Every vendor will be expected to digitally sign these documents to be eligible to participate.
The event is held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather the event times may be adjusted. No refunds will be issued if a vendor cancels within 20 days of the event. No-shows will forfeit their acceptances to future markets.
Set-up will begin 2 hours prior to event start. Spaces will be assigned. Directions for load-in and load-out will be provided prior to event. You are NOT permitted to arrive any earlier than 8am.
What you provide: This event is a bring your own table/chairs event. Additionally, you may bring a tent - please indicate if you have one in the application below. Tents must be weighted down with at least 40 lbs on each leg as they will be set up on concrete. This is an outdoor event. Artists should also provide a table covering, signage for your small business, etc. (see information in agreement below)
++ PAYMENT: A Quickbooks invoice will be sent to you upon admission. The invoice provides the opportunity to pay via credit card, debit, paypal, or direct ACH from checking account. There is a transaction fee added for credit/debit/paypal, to pay via ACH transfer the fee is reduced to $0.50. You may pay via personal/business check with no transaction fee. Any returned transactions that incur fees will be paid by the vendor. The fee for this series is non-refundable. A vendor agreement will be sent to you upon admission with the ability to digitally sign. Fee must be paid 14 days prior to each event.
++ VENDOR AGREEMENT: We will send you an agreement to sign digitally that also includes our Rules and Regulations.
++ SALES: There is no guarantee that participating artists will have sales the day of the market. The Neighborhood Flea works to ensure superior public relations, advertising and public awareness of the event and the purpose of the event – to purchase handmade wares and inspire relationship building/new customers for participating artists. Tips and best practices for preparing your space, arranging your goods, and building relationships will be shared with artists leading up to the event. However, sales, the day of the event is each artist’s responsibility. (see agreement below)
++ LICENSES & TAXES: Vendors are responsible for obtaining all of the proper permits and business licenses and collecting PA sales tax as appropriate.
++ INSURANCE: is the responsibility of the artist. All artists should have liability insurance. Policies can be purchased for a weekend or annually through ACT insurance (one option) https://www.actinsurance.com/policy/buy/ai/NzAz Additionally Named: Neighborhood Flea PO Box 9613 Pittsburgh, PA 15226
++ FOOD VENDORS: All food vendors must be licensed and carry their permitting with them at the event. (see agreement below) All certifications and insurance must be provided via email to email@example.com at least 14 days prior to event. https://www.actinsurance.com/policy/buy/ai/NzAz Additionally Named: Neighborhood Flea PO Box 9613 Pittsburgh, PA 15226
APPLICATION NOTE: You will receive a copy of your application once completed - this is your confirmation that your application was received. If you do not immediately receive a copy, please try again.
You MUST SCROLL DOWN and fill in all questions then hit SUBMIT for us to receive your application.