You're Invited!

Looking for tips and tricks for the upcoming Flea Season?

You’re Invited!


Cleveland Flea Booth Camp



WHEN: April 9th & 16th from 6-8pm

WHERE: 3615 Superior Ave.

-Parking located in the back | Find the awning with the number 42 and head up to the 3rd floor

WHAT you’ll learn at booth camp:

-How to create amazing customer connections

-Where to go the morning of the Flea and what the heck to do!

-How to set up a compelling and beautiful booth space

-How to make the most of the Flea!

-Q & A

COST: $50



This camp is perfect for you if:

-You are a new vendor

-You are looking to up your game this season

-You want the booth that all the peeps want to be in

-You have any questions about the Flea

-You are looking for tips on how to become better
-You want to hangout with us & have fun

The cost of Booth Camp is $50 (this fee does not apply if you received a separate invite from the Cleveland Flea). This camp is one day only, you do not attend both offering dates. Choose one that works best for you and come to that one.

*Unless Team Flea has indicated to you otherwise, you are not required to attend Booth Camp. However, we highly recommend it for any and all Flea Vendors!

Booth Camp is a workshop we are offering ALL flea vendors who want tips and tricks for making the most out of the 2018 season! It's also an amazing opportunity to connect with Team Flea one on one to answer any questions you may have. Booth Camp is perfect for new vendors but also for experienced ones who want to up their game this season. It's going to be a jam-packed 2 hours of great information that you won't want to miss!

Click below to buy your spot!

Hey fear, take that.

“We don’t reach the mountaintop from the mountaintop. We start at the bottom and climb up. Blood is involved” -Cheryl Strayed

This is a love letter of sorts, to those first time Flea Vendors that are afraid to press that Send Application Botton. I know you are out there, and I want you to know- you are not alone.


My name is Krista Jordan, Marketing Guru here at the Flea and I want to say I have also been personally victimized by my own fear before too, you are not alone. In fact, I was so afraid to apply for this role with the Flea that I almost didn’t. I almost let it slip right through my fingers just by having a fear of pressing a button, now doesn’t that sound silly. Truth is, the fear of not being good enough almost held me back from following my dreams.

Does that sound at all familiar?   

-Afraid to fill out the application?

-Unsure of whether you will have all the answers?

-Worried the answers you have aren’t the perfect ones?

-Filed an application before but you weren’t accepted?

-Out of town vendor?

-Don’t have a working website?

-Not an official LLC yet?

-Not sure if you have all the correct licenses needed?

-Not sure you are Flea ready?

If any of the above describes you, there is good news- Team Flea can help

Let me first start out by saying you may not feel like you are ready to take on the Flea, but let me just say the first words out of my mouth when I found out I was expecting a beautiful little human recently was “I’m not ready”. In that moment a dear friend reminded me that- You will never be ready. This is also a good reminder for you, you may never feel completely ready and despite that you just have to go for it!

Now let me tell you how we will help with all your other fears besides the fear of not being ready, for it is something you are just going to have to kick to the curb.

-If you have a fear of the application process we would be happy to help you fill it out! Shoot an email to and she will happily guide you through the process!

-If you don’t have all the answers for the application, don’t sweat it. Fill out what you can and we will help you take the steps to filling in any blanks!

-If you don’t believe you have the perfect answers, you can have comfort in knowing- neither do we. ;)

-If you previously filled out the application but were not accepted let us offer you real time feedback to help get you hooked up with the Flea in the future.

-If you are an out of town vendor and are not sure where to stay check out our previous blog post here, it has all the hidden gems in means of where to catch some zzz’s in Cleveland.

-If you don’t have a working website, it’s okay- we don’t require it!!

-If you aren’t filed as an LLC currently, or don’t have all the licensing needed we will help you take the steps to getting what you need- DO NOT let this hold you back from applying. We’ve got you covered.

I want you to now look whatever fears you’ve got left in the eye and say:

“Hello, fear. Thank you for being here. You’re my indication that I’m doing what I need to do”. -Cheryl Strayed

If your heart is racing and your arms are dripping sweat reading this, you just might want to hurry up and press that Send Application Button for spaces are limited! I seriously can’t wait to see you courageous people this season!



Out of Town Vendors Guide to CLE:

Hey Out of Town-ers, this one is for you!

We know travel can be a pain in the buns. Between transporting goods, where to get a good night's sleep for a reasonable price, and where to feed your hangry self after a days work. We know there are a lot of determining factors to whether or not you want to go the extra mile(s), and we want you to know we can help!

First things first: Let's talk Flea

What to expect on day of the Flea:

-Setup 6am-7am

-Parking onsite

-Coffee Stands to fuel your day

-1500 people minimum per day who have been consistently coming for 5 years

What our shoppers are like:

We have different categories of shoppers, all which you will get to see on the day of the event!

-There are the ones who come for unique, vintage style pieces. Ultimately they are looking for that thing that no one else has.

-There are the ones you look at and think to yourself “I want that outfit”. They love on maker goods, and limited edition style items.

-There are the ones who are dedicated to Cleveland. They come to drink, mingle, and buy goods.

-There are the ones who come to just be a part of the fun and enjoy the views.

-& There are the ones who just come for the food and drinks. Although those are also a love and perk for all.

Post Flea vibes:

After the crowd has trickled out and it is time for clean up you are welcome to shop other makers goods & begin packing up your own.

& Because we would love the opportunity to hang with you just a little while longer: if you plan to stay for a few days after the Flea we would love to see you at our Women Co-work Space open M-F. Find out more info here: (insert women cowork space info.





We will be offering a special booth fee to those coming from out of town to show off their goods. This is available for a limited time and will end April 1. Get your applications in now to be a part of something great & partake in great perks.  





Second: Best spots to catch some Zzz’s

Cleveland Hostel:

Their central location, rooftop view, Passengers coffee shop on location, and low rates are just a few of our favorite things about this spot. Check out more and book your rooms here:


Check out some of our favorite airbnb’s with reasonable pricing options below!


Our amazing owner, Stephanie Sheldon, is remodeling her space to be an active airbnb this summer. It will be available July-October for you to enjoy while in town showing off your goods at The Flea.

The best part about the space you ask?

(Other than the fact that its the owner of The Cleveland Flea’s space)

All the decor is based on Wes Anderson Films.

I mean does it get any better than that?!

Last but not least: Best spots to grab some amazing food when you get hangry

(This one is tough, there are tons of amazing spots to eat while in CLE, these are just a few. Seriously, we did try to narrow it down.)


-Passengers, located at the Cleveland Hostel! Perfect if this is the spot you decide to stay overnight.

-Pour Cleveland

-Pheonix Coffee

-Rising Star Coffee

-Good Kind Coffee


-Brewnuts, Donuts & Beer, duh.

-Lucky’s Cafe, local gem where everything is good.

-Jack Flaps, because who doesn’t love pancakes?  

-Le Petit Triangle, it’s as though you are taking a trip to France right in the middle of Cleveland.


-Townhall, great for lunch during the week & have an awesome brunch Saturday & Sunday morning. Sweet potato pancakes are a must have.

-Lago East Bank, awesome Saturday Sunday brunch. Not to mention bottomless mimosas from 11-2, #celebrate your Flea sales.

-Heck’s Cafe, gorgeous outdoor seating for a sunny day.


-Barrio, because taco Tuesday should be everyday.

-Plum, yum & local drink options.

-Alley Cat, beautiful spot down in the flats, dinner with a view.


-Azure at The 9, rooftop bar with gorgeous views of Cleveland.

-High & Dry, great stop for drinks after hitting up Barrio.

-Platform Brewing Co., beer made in the heart of Cleveland.

Become a sponsor or advertiser at Cleveland Flea.

We mainly work with businesses who want to sell at our markets, but what if you’re NOT a business who can sell at our market? Maybe you’re a nonprofit with a mission. Or a restaurant who does things really well. Or a neighborhood that you know our nearly 40,000 fans will love. Well, become an advertiser or sponsor or partner of Cleveland Flea! Read on to find out how.

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