We hope this answers many of the questions you may have about the Funky Flea event.  Please feel free to email us with any inquiries - funkyfleasyracuse@gmail.com.

What is the Funky Flea?
It is an outdoor flea market that's a little bit flea, a little bit handmade wares and a whole lotta FUN! We are modeling our market along the lines of the Brooklyn Flea and Artists and Fleas with a bit of the Salt Market thrown in for good measure. 
We look for people who are selling things that are.....well.....funky! If you have retro collectibles, re-purposed furniture, vintage anything, handmade crafts, artwork, records, thrift store finds or just that stuff around the house that you love but don't have room for......consider selling it at a Funky Flea!

Where is the Funky Flea located?
Only the best spot in town -- the Everson Museum's outdoor plaza!  

When is the Funky Flea?
The Funky Flea is an annual event that takes place on the first Saturday of June The last Funky Flea event took place on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

What are the hours of the flea market?
10:00am - 4:00pm

What kind of goods can be sold?  
Second hand, used items and handmade crafts are welcome!  The vibe is "funky" - think retro collectibles, re-purposed furniture, vintage anything, records, thrift store finds, etc.

Are there items that will not be considered?
Unfortunately you will not be able to sell new merchandise, electrical goods, really expensive antiques, any sort of make-up, knock-off handbags, or items with licensing concerns.  We reserve the right to turn away any seller for any reason.

Will my items be juried?
Due to the high volume of applicants and limited space, the Funky Flea market will be curated. Selection is based on finding the right balance and number of vendor categories to support the allotted space (70 total) and estimated foot traffic.

How do I apply?  How long will you be accepting submissions for?
Applications are closed.

Do you need to see photos of my goods?  
Yes, please!  We would like to see a minimum of 3 images of what you will be selling and we will also use an image for promoting. 
How much does it cost to vend?   
Single booth sizes (10 ft x 10 ft) / $50
Double booth sizes (10 ft x 20 ft) / $80 *limited quantity; reserved for vintage sellers with large furniture

When is payment due by?
Payment in the form of cash or Paypal is due approx. two weeks after being accepted.  NO checks please!

Do you supply tables and chairs?
WE DO NOT SUPPLY TABLES OR CHAIRS.  Please bring your own set-up.

Are there guidelines or limitations to how we display our goods?
Have some fun!  We certainly encourage creativity with your set-up within your designated (10 ft x 10 ft) or (10 ft x 20 ft) space and please keep safety in mind.

What if I need to cancel after I paid?
We will refund your payment if you cancel three weeks before the event.  

What time frame will there be to set-up and break-down?
Set-up will begin at 8:00 AM and all booths need to be ready for business at 10:00 AM.  To locate your space, please check with Theresa, who will be located in the middle of the plaza, near the only tree in the middle.  You can begin breaking down your booth at 4:00 PM when the flea market ends and everything must completely packed up by 6:00 PM sharp.

Do I need to have a vendors permit? What about collecting sales tax or needing a business license?
You do not need a vendors permit, but are required to service your own sales tax collecting.  We will not be held accountable or responsible, under any circumstances, on how you choose to handle your business.

Are you looking for food vendors?
We are sorry but we are not looking for food vendors for the 2014 event. We've already selected several food trucks who will be vending their food at the market. However, if you are a baker, you are welcome to sell in the mix with other vendors -- but you will need to be a legit business.  You must have products prepared that were  in a certified, inspected kitchen.  We will need to see your inspection certificate from the Board of Health. 

How about live music acts?
If you are interested in playing an acoustic, off-beat music set for free, then please submit your interest to us in an email - funkyfleasyracuse@gmail.com, and forward your contact to our music organizer. All types of music are welcome, we'd just like to coordinate a schedule so there is no overlapping of performances.

Are their opportunities to volunteer?
YES!  We need lots of help with spreading the word, hanging flyers, day-off set-up, etc.  Contact us at funkyfleasyracuse@gmail.com. Thank you!!!