2013 marks OUR 30TH SEASON. We are able to accommodate 100 EXHIBITORS EACH WEEK.
We are pleased to announce CONTINUATION OF THE FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET in Washington, DC, EVERY SUNDAY. In 2013 we continued an agreement with the District of Columbia for OUR 30th SEASON, our 21st at Hine Junior High School.
The flea market is located along 7th Street SE at C Street on the Hine School grounds between Pennsylvania and N. Carolina Avenues SE, ON CAPITOL HILL. The Eastern Market Metro Station (Orange/Blue Lines) is at 7th & Pennsylvania. The location is enhanced by a fine urban neighborhood. It is A FUN PLACE TO SELL.
Two space sizes are available:
SINGLE SPACES 10' X 10' $70
DOUBLE SPACES 10’ X 20’ $140
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 36 hours in advance or if we cannot accommodate you. When you exhibit, reservations and prepayments for a future Sunday will be taken by staff onsite.
A PREPAYMENT WILL NOT GUARANTEE A SPACE ASSIGNMENT, 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. Please note that in fair weather demand often overwhelms supply of available space.
Exhibitors must bring their own tables and chairs and overhead protection from bad weather. Spaces are outdoors on asphalt, uncovered and without shade. Advertised hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At 8:15 a.m., Assistant Managers VERNON BURNETT or DAVID WRIGHT will greet exhibitors who do not have permanent space assignments outside the 7th Street pedestrian entrance to the Hine School yard. While waiting, do not park in the adjacent parking lot, which you may use, if space is available, only after receiving a space assignment and unloading.
Most of our exhibitors are assigned PERMANENT SPACES. This means that they do not have to wait for to be assigned a space each morning. Permanent exhibitors must remove vehicles by 8 am, with no exceptions. Gates to Hine School are opened at 6 a.m.
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 exhibition is required. Note however, the waiting list is long.
In support, we shall continue ADVERTISING in selected publications, with distributions to the community and to major hotels, and at easternmarket.net, which attracted about 3 million visitors last year. Additionally, its periodic newsletter now has more than 6000 subscribers.
While we continue to emphasize antiques, arts, collectibles, crafts and imports in advertising, other merchandise is eligible. Presently, jewelry, clothing and accessories, and 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 are also no longer accepting bicycle sellers. Exhibitors should not bring dogs and other pets.
No vendor's license is required. However, exhibitors are required to collect and pay appropriate sales taxes to the DC government. To apply for a tax id number, or for more information, go to DC Office of Tax and Revenue and click on FR-379*, a pdf document.
202-727-4TAX, The Office of Tax and Revenue Customer Service Center: 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite W270, Washington, DC 20024.
Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance of requested date.
Email Us or call 703-534-7612 for more information.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE MARKET!