BECOMING an EXHIBITOR
2021 MARKS OUR 38th SEASON!
Dear Flea Market Exhibitor,
We are pleased to announce CONTINUATION OF THE FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET in Washington, DC, EVERY SUNDAY.
In 2020 we continued an agreement with the District of Columbia for OUR 38th SEASON, our 6th operating on the closed 300 block of 7th Street SE. The flea market is now located not only along 7th Street SE between Pennsylvania and C Street SE, ON CAPITOL HILL, but also on C Street SE between 7th & 8th Streets SE.
The Eastern Market Metro Station (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines) is across the street at 7th & Pennsylvania. The location is enhanced by a fine urban neighborhood. It is A FUN PLACE TO SELL.
**There is no vending on the 300 block of 7th street SE during winter months.
Reservations and payment must be made at least 10 days in advance of the requested date.
PRICING: During the winter months, the market offers one space size. 10x10 single spaces are $60 and are located on the C Street Plaza.
PREPAYMENT AND A ONE TIME NON-REFUNDABLE $30 APPLICATION FEE IS REQUIRED. The prepayment should be for one Sunday only. It will be either refunded or transferred for use on another Sunday if you cancel 4 days in advance or if we cannot accommodate you.
A PREPAYMENT WILL NOT GUARANTEE A SPACE ASSIGNMEN, but will assure a place on our waiting list for the date specified on the reservation, if your product qualifies for the market.
We do not confirm reservations. However we shall try to contact you at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation, if we think we cannot accommodate you.
Exhibitors must bring their own tables and chairs and verhead protection from bad weather. Spaces are outdoors on asphalt, uncovered and possibly without shade. Advertised hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
At 8:15 a.m., Assistant Managers and/or Market Manager DAVID WRIGHT will greet exhibitors who do not have permanent space assignments at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and 7th Street. While waiting, do not park or idle at the corner. After receiving a space assignment and unloading, parking is available in the parking garage on C Street. Parking costs $4 after having management validates the parking ticket.
Exhibitors must remove vehicles after unloading, with no exceptions.
Most of our exhibitors are assigned PERMANENT SPACES. This means that they do not have to wait to be assigned a space each morning. Generally, to maintain a permanent space, exhibitors are expected to prepay for the next Sunday, to exhibit three out of every four Sundays on average and, most importantly, to communicate with us in advance whenever they cannot attend. To request a permanent space, a minimum of one year of consistent exhibition is required.
In support, we shall continue ADVERTISING in selected publications, with distributions to the community and to major hotels, frequently on social media platforms and at easternmarket.net, which attracts about 3 million visitors per year. Additionally, its periodic newsletter now has more than 9500 subscribers.
While we emphasize antiques, arts, collectibles, crafts and imports in advertising, other merchandise is eligible. Presently, food sellers are being placed on waiting lists.
Prohibited items include animals, weapons, explicit sexual material, personal services, illegal CDs, DVDs, and other unauthorized “knock offs.” We also do not accept bicycle sellers. Exhibitors should not bring dogs and other pets, nor should they play music in their booth that interferes with a neighboring booth. Smoking is prohibited within the market booth areas.
No vendor's license is required. However, exhibitors are required to collect and pay appropriate sales taxes to the DC government.
Information is available online at https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/ 202-727-4TAX or in person at 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite 270 West, Washington, DC 20024.
Email Us for more information.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE MARKET!