When and where is The Salem Flea?
The 2017 Flea is located in Historic Derby Square in the heart of Downtown Salem.
Who can become a vendor at The Flea?
The Flea is a juried market which means vendors must apply and be accepted to vend at The Flea.
What items are sold at the market?
The Flea has a vintage theme. Antiques, artists, collectibles, vintage wares, vintage jewelry or clothing, upcycled or recycled items can be found at The Flea.
What items are not allowed at the market?
The Flea does not allow anything mass-produced or licensed, or typically sold through groups, clubs, franchises or independent salespeople on a large scale.
What does it cost to become a vendor?
The 2017 vendor fee :
Salem Resident: $60 Non-Salem Resident: $75
The Vendor fee is for space only; vendors provide their own table, chairs, display, tent, etc. Vendors who use a tent/canopy for outdoor use are required to use tent/canopy weights and comply with our Tent Safety Guidelines.
Does the Flea collect my sales tax?
No. Vendors selling taxable items are responsible to collect and remit all sales tax collected from sales at The Flea directly to the State Division of Taxation.
Does The Salem Flea provide the tents? Is a tent required?
The Salem Flea does not provide tents and a tent is not required, although it is strongly suggested for hot, sunny summer days. Or gives customer and vendors shelter during the rain. Vendors can use their own tents or canopies no larger than fits in their 10’ x 10’ or 10’ x 20’ space. The outdoor site is windy and tent/canopy weights ARE REQUIRED and must be attached to vendor tents/canopies at all times.
What’s the cancellation policy?
A vendor may reschedule before paying, without penalty. There are no refunds after payment. If a paid vendor needs to reschedule a paid booking, The Flea will accommodate a request to reschedule, space permitting, no less than 10 days prior to the paid date for a change fee of $25 per rescheduled date. Vendors who cancel or are ‘no-shows’ after making payment understand they are forfeiting their vendor fee and The Flea is under no obligation to secure a replacement vendor or reschedule the vendor's original date.
What exactly does “rain or shine” mean in terms of inclement weather?
The weather policy is rain or shine. This means The Flea will be held even if it’s raining. However, The Flea aims to be a pleasant experience for flea-goers and a profitable venue for vendors. If weather is untenable or unsafe--severe or prolonged thunder showers or high winds or flash-flooding--The Flea will be canceled. The Flea promoter will then work with vendors to re-book the date canceled by The Flea, and if it's not possible to re-book a date, the vendor forfeits the fee for the canceled day. (Any licenses/permits issued by non-Flea entities cannot be refunded.)
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