About Us

STILL POWERED BY THE MERCHANTS

The FLEAGAD Market began as a volunteer-run, cooperative effort cultivated by a dedicated group of EGAD merchants and supporters committed to sharing the vibrancy of our unique Arts District. The goal has always been to increase opportunity for all in our community by donating 100% of market proceeds to promote local economic development through mini grant programs, business start-up assistance, and incentives for businesses seeking to join the Arts District community.

This event is presented each month by Standard Collective, the Verdi EcoSchool, and Co/Create while being supported by Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street

 

 Want to be involved

 with The FLEAGAD

 Market or have an

 idea we need to hear?

 Send us a message!

WHEN /

Every 1st Saturday

WHERE /

Eau Gallie arts district

1453 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL

WHY /

The FLEAGAD Market is a community event created by the merchants of the Eau Gallie Arts District & their supporters to enrich our unique district and invite other creatives, artisans, and entrepreneurs to join in on the journey!

10am to 3pm
 

 Interested in being a

 vendor? please fill out

 an application below!

VENDOR APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in being involved in The FLEAGAD Market! 

 

We’re looking for local vendors that have a handmade/handcrafted element to their profession and/or products. This may include but is not limited to: artists, vintage curators, musicians, holistic, jewelry makers, non-profit groups, diy crafters, indie makers, and more! Please, no resellers - Artisans only.

 

Please answer the following questions. By submitting this application, it does not guarantee a spot as a vendor. This allows us to effectively curate the market in everyone’s best interest.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fleagadmarket.com

 

F A Q

01/

Where and when is the market open?

The FLEAGAD Market is open every 1st Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. It is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District --  Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935.  The next market is December 5th and will take place in 2 locations - The Eau Gallie Square and the Verdi EcoSchool, right down the road from the Square. The market will take place 10am to 3pm.

02/

Is FLEAGAD a farmer's market?

The FLEAGAD Market strives to be a local artisan community flea market. We have a range of vendors like woodworkers, designers, crafters, bakers, performers, artists, jewelry makers, and more. So we wouldn't say it is necessarily a farmer's market, but we do have fresh veggies at each market!

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How many vendor spots are available?

We normally accept 50+, but because of the unique times we are experiencing, we are limiting vendors to 35 or less. We started out in the EGAD Community Garden and expanded into the Eau Gallie Square -- Now, we are at a serious point of growth...Can’t wait to see where it takes us! 

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How much does it cost to be a vendor?

From August 2018 through now, FLEAGAD has operated on a Donation--Based fee structure. The recommended donation was $15.00 to $20.00 . We have grown out of the EGAD Community Garden which was FREE for us to use. Once we outgrew the garden and moved into the EGAD Square (about 18 months ago), we started having to pay a few hundred dollars each month and we had to upgrade our insurance. These additional costs had a huge effect on our market, but we were so excited to keep growing and WE LOVE OUR VENDORS, so we took the loss in stride even though it  kept us from moving forward with so many of our plans for the community. In January 2021, one of our organizers stepped into the position of Executive Director of the Eau Gallie Arts District and we decided to allow the FLEAGAD Market to continue under the EGAD umbrella. Starting in April 2021 we will invoice vendors, online, vs taking cash at the event, and the amount will be $25.00.  However, if you are a previous vendor and you are struggling with this option, please reach out. 💜

05/

If I submit a vendor application, am I guaranteed a booth?

Unfortunately, no. As we are growing, we are continuing to receive many more applications each month, but we are only able to accept a percentage of them. We try to accept at most 20% of each type of vendor so that the market can provide a unique experience for our patrons and give opportunities to different vendors each month as much as possible. As an artisan market, we work hard to curate the market in everyone's best interests.

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How do I apply?

You can apply by filling out the application found on our website. Go to "VENDORS" menu link, which will bring you to the application. Please answer as thoroughly as possible so we can get an accurate understanding of your service/products. Once you submit the application, we are notified immediately and you will be added to our list of applicants.

07/

When will I get notified?

We will notify you via email 1-2 days after the application deadline as to whether you've been accepted. 

08/

How are spots assigned?

Vendor booth spots are assigned at the sole discretion of The FLEAGAD Organizers. While we do consider and try to honor placement requests, we cannot always fulfill them. (we try though!) You will receive a map with the vendor layout and you will receive it in an email along with final instructions for loading and unloading. You should expect to receive this email about 3 days prior to the event.

09/

What if I've been accepted but realize I can't make it?

We understand life happens. Please notify us at least 48 hours before the market so that we can reach out to a vendor on the waiting list. The market takes much time and planning. When we get multiple cancels at the last minute, not only does it affect the market, but it affects the present vendors and our patrons. We appreciate your cooperation to making this event run as smooth as possible! 💙

10/

What are some other vendor policies?

Thanks for asking! Vendors are asked to load and unload in a timely manner. You will receive instructions in your email for this. The market opens to the public at 10:00am and vendors are expected to arrive at the time given in your packet (depending on whether we are in the Square, street, etc.) to begin set up.  Your FLEAGAD Organizers will have a list of bathrooms that you can use for any month’s that we are not required to have portalets. 

Under any circumstance, The FLEAGAD Market, Verdi Eco School, Standard Collective, Co/Create, The Merchants of Eau Gallie, Eau Gallie Arts District, The City of Melbourne, and any other adjacent businesses/properties cannot be held liable for occurrences that happen as a result of vending or attending at The FLEAGAD Market. Vendors are expected to comply with local, state, and federal laws while participating at The FLEAGAD Market. We are not responsible for occurrences that may change the operational flow of the market and we are note responsible for any loss of sales as a result. Vendors are responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Please be aware of your surroundings so we may continue to use the beautiful space we've been provided. If you require any accommodations, please make note in your application and/or send us an email at info@fleagadmarket.com and we'll do our best to help you.

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Can I become a sponsor?

We would LOVE for you to be a sponsor! We appreciate anything that can help further the market and its success to better serve the local community. Please send us a message at info@fleagadmarket.com and someone will be in touch with you regarding all the amazing opportunities we can offer you or your business as a sponsor.

 

CONTACT US

 

Est. 2018 in Eau Gallie Arts District, Florida

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 Questions? Contact us at info@fleagadmarket.com