About Us

POWERED BY THE MERCHANTS

The FLEAGAD Market is 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. Our goal is 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.

Thank you to our gracious hosts, The Yoga Garden & Verdi Eco School for providing our use of the EGAD Community Gardens!

 

 Want to be involved

 with The FLEAGAD

 Market and have an

 idea we need to hear?

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WHEN /

Every 1st Saturday

12:30 - 4:30p

WHERE /

EGAD Community Garden

1453 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL

(Between EGAD Square and

The Yoga Garden)

WHY /

FLEAGAD Market is a community sponsored event powered 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 us on our journey!

 

 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 such as Mary Kay, Lulu Lemon, or similar. 

 

Please answer the following questions as best as you can. By submitting this application, it does not guarantee a spot as a vendor. This allows the FLEAGAD Organizers 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 EGAD Community Garden at 1453 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935. It is just between The Yoga Garden and the Eau Gallie Square Park. The market opens to the public from 12:30 - 4:30pm.

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 it is located in a pretty lovely garden than is managed by Verdi Eco School!

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How many vendor spots are available?

Due to the amount of space we are provided at the EGAD Community Gardens, we can only accept 35-40 vendors (and that's pushing it!). We hope to expand into the Eau Gallie Square eventually so we can accept more vendors. These spots include space to fit small to medium sized tents and tables, as well as food trucks. Food truck vendors are placed in the small lot in from of The Yoga Garden and space is limited. 

04/

How much does it cost to be a vendor?

At the moment, we operate on a Donated--Based fee structure. The recommended donation is $15.00, but you are free to choose your personal donation amount. A FLEAGAD Organizer will come around after the market to collect these donations between 4-4:30pm. If you need a receipt, they can write one for your at that time. If you have prepaid, it has been noted.

 

As a volunteer-run market, this allows us to keep the market running as smooth as we can. It helps us pay to promote the market to make more people aware, compensate performers, do cooler things, and eventually expand the market into the Eau Gallie Square, maybe even further! Any help is appreciated!

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.

06/

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.

If you would like to be eligible for the next month's market, you must apply within the application window. The timeline begins the day after the previous market. You must submit two weeks from that date to be eligible. For example, if the previous market took place on Dec. 1st, the window for the January market begins on Dec. 2nd until Dec. 15th.

07/

When will I get notified?

We will notify you via email 1-2 days after the application deadline of whether you've been accepted or not 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 fulfilled them. 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 in the days leading up 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 a week before the market so that we can reach out to a vendor on the waiting list. Unless it is an emergency situation, any last minute cancels made 3 days or less leading up to the event may result in future denial of acceptance. As mentioned, we are volunteers running the market and much time and planning goes into each event. 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!

Vendors are given one hour before open to unload and prepare their booths. If you're running late and we do not hear from you, your spot may be forfeited to another vendor.

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 12:30pm and vendors are expected to arrive no earlier than 11:30 to begin set up.You can park in the Foosaner Museum lot or the the Shark Toof lot. Please do not pull into The Yoga Garden's lot unless you are a food truck placed there. Our gracious hosts, The Yoga Garden, asks that you do not arrive any earlier that the time noted so we may respect their patrons. Your FLEAGAD Organizers will have a list of bathrooms that you can use. 

Under any circumstance, The FLEAGAD Market, The Yoga Garden, Verdi Eco School, EGAD Community Gardens, 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 loca, 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. Vendors are never permitted to nail, drill, or damage any part of the Community Gardens, 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.

11/

Can I become a sponsor?

We would love for you to be a sponsor! As a volunteer-run organization, we really 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.

 

CONTACT US

 

Est. 2018 in Eau Gallie Arts District, Florida

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