+ HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT INDIE FLEA 2019 MARKETS?
Tampa Indie Flea is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month year round at Armature Works. Our Armature Works market is held indoors and has on site parking. Armature Works is located at 1910 N. Ola Ave, Tampa, FL.
St Pete Indie Flea is held on the 1st Saturday of each month October through April in front of Green Bench Brewing. Our open air street market takes a break the warmer summer months to travel and expand to new communities. Green Bench Brewing is located at 1133 Baum Ave N., St. Pete, FL.
Indie Flea Pop Up Markets are held in a variety of cities throughout the year including, Gainesville, Miami, Brevard, NC, and more. Please check out our Pop Ups page to see where we will be next! Also follow us on Instagram @indieflea, to keep up with any new announcements.
+ EVENT HOURS
Tampa Indie Flea operates from 11am - 3pm
St Pete Indie Flea operates from 12pm - 4pm
Indie Flea Pop Up markets will vary from city to city. Please check our Pop Ups page and social media for the latest details.
Tampa Indie Flea general admission is free and all ages. On site parking is $5 with a redeemable coupon for Armature Works Food Hall purchases.
St Pete Indie Flea general admission is free and all ages. Street parking is free or better yet, ride your bike and bring the family!
Indie Flea Pop Up Markets may vary. Please check our pop ups page or social media for the latest details.
+ WHAT DOES INDIE FLEA’S OCEAN FRIENDLY POLICY MEAN?
Indie Flea is an Ocean Friendly And Zero waste event that enforces a ban on single-use plastic for all vendors. Please replace all single-plastic (packaging, bags, to-go containers, cutlery, cups, wax paper or wax lined cups, straws, styrofoam) with compostable or paper products. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in a ban from future events.
A comprehensive guide can be found here.
We recommend that food vendors use this form to ensure all requirements are met.
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you are unsure about the sustainability of your products.
+ HOW MANY VENDOR BOOTHS ARE AVAILABLE?
Tampa Indie Flea hosts 90+ vendors at our largest indoor flea, including 7x5 spots for tables, small set-ups or 10x10 for larger pop-up shop concepts and mobile shops.
St Pete Indie Flea can accommodate 80+ vendors at our open air street market hosted at Green Bench Brewing.
Indie Flea Pop Up markets vary and can consist of an average of 20-60 vendors.
+ HOW MUCH DOES A BOOTH COST?
Tampa Indie Flea
- 7x5 - $100
- 6x8 - $120
- 8x8 - $140
- 10x10 - $160
St Pete Indie Flea
- 6ft table - $70
- 10x10 tent - $85
- Food truck/Mobile shop - $70
Indie Flea Pop Up Markets vary per location. All booth prices for pop up markets will be listed on the pop ups page as well as the individual applications.
+ WHAT KIND OF VENDORS DO YOU LOOK FOR?
We’re looking for original, emerging and established local artists of all mediums, diy crafters, upcyclers, indie makers, designers, vintage and antique sellers, architectural salvage, holistics, horticulturists, artisanal good creators, non profit groups… basically, anything funky! We are looking for vendors that create inspired and original products made with exceptional quality, innovation, and care. Keep in mind that we strive to keep a balance in the type of vendors we have so product originality improves your chance to get accepted.
+ IF I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION AM I GUARANTEED A SPACE?
Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of applications and vendors apply to our market each month and are only able to take a percentage of them, as we have limited space at most of our locations. We also try to cap at 20% of each type of vendor so that the market provides an eclectic experience for our patrons and reflects the rich diversity of each city. We are always looking for fresh faces, new products and inspiring makers to join our Indie Flea family so please be sure to apply.
+ HOW DO I APPLY TO BE A VENDOR?
Visit our Become A Vendor page. Each city and pop up market will have its own applications and corresponding deadlines. You will be directed to our application system and promoted to create a vendor profile if you do not have one already. You can find more information regarding our this process via the Application Process page located here. You can keep up on all our new applications and deadlines by following us on Instagram at @indieflea. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
+ WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY?
Application and payment deadlines are posted here. Additionally, each market will be posted on the web page and application for each city. We also frequently post deadline reminders via our Instagram at @indieflea.
+ WHEN WILL I GET NOTIFIED?
All application deadlines are listed here as well as in the application portal and the acceptance notifications. Once you are accepted, your payment must be made by the deadline on the invoice. A reminder will be sent out giving you a 24hr grace period to pay. If we have still not received payment your space will be given to someone on the waiting list. All vendors not initially accepted will be placed on the waitlist. We periodically reach out to vendors on our waitlist after any cancellations or forfeit by other vendors. All vendors who have applied will receive a notice of their status whether accepted or waitlisted. You can check out all our current application deadlines by clicking here.
+ HOW ARE SPACES ASSIGNED?
Space assignments are at the sole discretion of the Indie Flea. Given the size and logistics of the market, specific space or adjacency requests can be considered but not always fulfilled. A map with a layout and loading instructions will be published and emailed on the Wednesday leading up to the event.
+ IS BOOTH SHARING ALLOWED?
While not encouraged, we do on occasion allow booth sharing. We ask that when applying you comment in your profile with your booth buddie’s social media, website and general business description. Both vendors will be reviewed and need to be approved based on their personal brand and products as well as the overall cohesive blending of both vendors styles. If you have any questions about this, please email us at email@example.com.
+ WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM ON THE WAITLIST
Being on our waitlist for an event does not mean that we didn't love your product or business! Depending on our venue locations we are often limited in the amount of wonderful vendors we can accept each month. We regularly pull from our waitlist whenever we have cancellations. We will contact you via email as soon as possible if you are pulled from the waitlist. Many of our vendors started off as waitlist vendors before becoming regular Indie Flea favorites. So make sure to check those emails and respond to those waitlist requests!
+ WHAT COMES WITH MY BOOTH IF I AM CHOSEN TO BE A VENDOR?
Vendors will be responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, tents, weights and displays as needed.
Tampa Indie Flea is an indoor market. You will not need a tent. You will be responsible for bringing your own tables, chairs and display set ups. You may not hang any items directly on the walls of the Armature Works Hall. Depending on your booth size, you may construct your own displays on which to hang your products. If you would like to see examples, please visit our Indie Flea pinterest page here. Electricity access is only provided for our 10x10 booth spaces and a few spaces in the side hall. We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in a booth with electric access and would encourage vendors with smaller booth sizes to look into portable batteries to provide electricity if necessary.
St Pete Indie Flea is an outdoor street market. You will be responsible for bringing your own 10x10 tent and appropriate weights. You are also responsible for bringing your own table, chairs and and display items you will need. Vendors in a 6ft table do not require a tent to vend. We are an outdoor market and are unable to provide electricity at this location.
+ I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED, WHAT NOW?
Congratulations and welcome to the Indie Flea family! Once accepted you need to pay your invoice to complete confirmation of your acceptance by the payment deadline posted. If you are unable to attend the market for any reason, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let us know. Vendors that do not make their payments by the listed payment deadline will forfeit their booth space to a waitlist vendor.
Vendors who have been accepted and completed their payment on time will receive an email on the Wednesday before a market. This email will include your final booth number assignments, map, load in/out, parking details and more.
Also be sure to read our Indie Flea Vendor Policies below and always feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
+ INDIE FLEA VENDOR POLICIES
No single-use plastic items are permitted at our markets (plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic cutlery, plastic cups, wax paper, wax coated cups, to-go containers, etc.). Vendors who violate these terms run the risk of not being asked back for future markets. A comprehensive guide can be found here. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about packaging or product compliance.
Vendors agree to set up in their assigned spot only.
Vendors unable to make their scheduled market will not be given refunds.
Vendors are expected to unload in a timely manner beginning an hour to an hour 1/2 before start time, and to stay the entire duration of the flea. Breakdown begins at the end time.
- Vendors who are running late on flea day please let us know via phone or email by 10:30am. If we have not heard from you by then, your spot may be forfeited and no refunds will be given.
- Parking is strictly enforced so please follow any and all parking rules and maps provided in our map and details email. Please be aware of your surroundings and follow all posted parking rules as we cannot be held responsible for any towing or ticketing.
- We will provide restrooms for vendors. Info will be provided in the map and instruction email.
- Vendors are expected to have proper licensing and insurance to participate in the event.
- Under no circumstances, The City of Tampa, Tampa Indie Flea, Rosey Williams, Armature Works, and any other adjacent businesses/properties cannot be held liable for occurrences that happen as a result of vending or attending at the Tampa Indie Flea.
- Under any circumstance, The City of St. Petersburg, St. Pete Indie Flea, Rosey Williams, Green Bench Brewery and any other adjacent businesses/properties cannot be held liable for occurrences that happen as a result of vending or attending at the St. Pete Indie Flea.
- Vendors are expected to comply with all local, state and federal laws while participating at the Indie Flea. We are not responsible for occurrences that may change the operational flow of the market and we are not responsible for any loss of sales as a result.
- Vendors are responsible for cleaning up trash in their area. We provide trash and recycling bins, please use them.
- Most of the time, no electricity is provided for vendors, unless it has been requested and approved by Indie Flea.
- Vendors are never permitted to nail, drill, or hang items on the walls of The Armature Works unless specifically approved by an organizing member of The Indie Flea.
- Vendors will be responsible for any damage to the venue that's within their booth parameters.
+ WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Indie Flea does not provide refunds or credits on vendor booths. Payment deadlines are generally set three weeks prior to the market date. Booth fees for each market go toward the production costs including insurance, staffing, marketing, promotions, etc for that specific market. Indie Flea reserves the right to make exceptions in extreme cases at our discretion, You can email us at email@example.com for further information.
+ WILL I NEED A BUSINESS LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE?
While Indie Flea does not provide any specific guidance regarding compliance, we recommend all vendors are operating and complying with any and all local and state tax and business regulations and have obtained the proper permits and licenses.
+ WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
We operate rain or shine!
That said, in cases of severe weather, if the Indie Flea is cancelled in its entirety due to severe or dangerous weather, a refund may be given (but is not guaranteed) for a future market date. Severe weather includes dangerously heavy wind/torrential rain, lightning, or any other weather condition that would jeopardize safety for you or our customers. Please plan to be outside with us in all kinds of weather as cancellations are very unlikely.
+ WILL ELECTRICITY AND WI-FI BE AVAILABLE?
Tampa Indie Flea has electricity available in select 10x10 booth spaces and in the side hall. The majority of vendors will NOT have access to electricity and will need to plan accordingly. Wifi is avaliable through Armature Work's guest wifi.
St Pete Indie Flea is an outdoor street fair and will not have electricity available for vendors. Vendors will have access to The Edge District's free GoZone Wifi.
Indie Flea Pop Up markets will vary from location to location. You can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
+ HOW CAN I APPLY AS A FOOD TRUCK OR MOBILE VENDOR?
Tampa Indie Flea does not accept food trucks at this time. Mobile boutiques and vendors are welcome to apply via the same forms as other vendors. Please make sure to select mobile vendor as your booth size in your application. We do not have electricity access outside and you will need to provide your own generator if needed.
St Pete Indie Flea accepts both food trucks and mobile vendors. You will complete your applications via the same form as the rest of our vendors. Please make sure to select mobile vendor/food truck as your booth size in your application. We do not have electricity access and you will need to provide your own generator if needed.
Indie Flea Pop Up markets will vary from location to location. Please check our application page for details or email us at email@example.com for more details.
+ HOW CAN I SPONSOR INDIE FLEA 2019?
Check out our sponsor page for more details. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.