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Common Vendor Questions

Updated: Mar 2

Updated 10/05/2023.


Q: I have a business license with another city. Do I still need to apply for a South Pasadena business license?


A: Yes, you do. The City of South Pasadena requires all vendors receive a city of South Pasadena business license. A business license for Los Angeles, or any other city do not permit you to do business in South Pasadena. A California resell number is not the same as a business license.


Q: I have sold at other flea markets, and they don't require event insurance. Why does the South Pas Flea require event insurance?


A: South Pas Flea is required to have event insurance and each vendor is required to have event insurance per the City of South Pasadena's request. It is a requirement for us to continue hosting this market. Each vendor is required to have event insurance that meets the cities minimum requirements. Please visit How to Register for the South Pas Flea (southpasvintage.com) to learn more about these requirements and to get event insurance that covers vendors for the market.


Q: Can I use my own insurance policy or do I have to use the one linked?


A: Feel free to use any insurance company of your choice, as long as they contain the proper points of coverage as listed in the following blog: https://www.southpasvintage.com/post/how-to-register-for-the-south-pas-flea


Q: I don’t want to spend the money on a business license and insurance without knowing if I will do well at the South Pas Flea. Can I vend one time to see if this event is worth the risk for me?


A: No, you cannot vend without a business license or event insurance. If it makes you feel any better we will share some statistics from our September 16, 2023. Approximately 40% of surveyed vendors earned between $500-$999, another 40% earned between $1000-$1499 and the remaining 20% earned $1500+!! Those are stats from 1 day of vending at our event and we have 12 events a year. Our events are held the 3rd Saturday of each month.


Q: Will there be electricity?


A: We host our event during daylight hours, so electricity will not be available for all vendors. If you are a vendor who provides a service off of electricity, please contact us before applying.

Q: I sell new items that I get made in DTLA/Overseas, can I participate?


A: We are a sustainably focused market, that being said, we are only able to accept vendors who sell items that are handmade (by you), vintage or antique. If you are a small clothing designer, we will consider you if your items are ethically made and sourced.


Q: I sell food, or I own a food stand/truck business, can I apply?


A: At this time, we do not accept food vendors, but this may change in the future. Please check back in 2024! Subscribe to our email list to get updates.


Q: What comes with my registration?


A: We only provide the 10' x 10' or 10' x 20' space. Vendors are responsible to bring their own tent (if you use one), point of sale system, cash, tables, or any other equipment needed to conduct business.


Q: When can I set up my booth?


A: You can begin setting up your booth as early as 7 am.


Q: When can I break down my booth/set up?


A: 3 pm. You are expected to stay for the entire duration of the event which is 9 am - 3 pm. If you do leave early, you will not be allowed to bring your car into the market and must walk all of your items out of the market. Please keep in mind that leaving too early may result in being banned from further market registration.


Q: Can I split my vendor registration for a 10' x 10' or 10' x 20' booth with my friend?


A: Yes.


Q: Will I be assigned a booth location? Can I get the same location as last time?


A: Yes, you will be assigned a vendor location when you arrive at the market. We cannot guarantee that you will get the same spot every time. Please arrive early to make sure you get the spot you want!


Q: Do I need to bring a tent to vend?


No, that is completely up to you. We request that your booth looks clean and polished but you do not need a tent if you don’t want one.





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