What about security?
The Lewis County Sheriff Command center is set up in town specifically for this event.
Can I arrive early?
Yes. Early arrival starts on the previous Monday. Give yourself time to buy, sell, trade and relax! Indicate your planned arrival day on your application form. Early arrival days are $15 per day for each day prior to Thursday for any size booth. Example: For a Wednesday arrival, just add a one-time charge of $15 to your booth fee.
Can I stay and tear down on Tuesday?
Yes. There is no additional charge for staying to tear down on Tuesday.
Can I leave early?
Yes, but you must advise management of your plans to leave early when you check in on your day of arrival. No exceptions without prior approval.
Exactly where and how do I check in?
Turn onto Snyder Road from US Highway 12. In about 125 ft. the vendor entrance will be on your right. Wait near the "Check In" sign. You will be escorted to your space. For a GPS address use 104 Snyder Road. Check in hours are 9am-6pm only. No exceptions without prior approval.
How do I pay for my booth?
Booth fees can be paid via Cash, Check or Money Order. A minimum 50% deposit will reserve your space. Balance due by date indicated on application. We accept personal checks ONLY if received prior to date indicated on the application form. All other payments must be Cash, Cashier's Check or US Postal Service Money Order.
How is my booth location determined?
Your vending site location is determined by several factors including your booth size, type of products being offered, previous attendance, whether you use an RV on your vending site and which side of the RV you set up on, your registration date, and your arrival date and time. While we will make every effort to place returning vendors as close to their desired previous location as possible, a specific row or location cannot be guaranteed. We always reserve the right to place vendors in a designated location that best reflects the above criteria.
How are the vending booth locations arranged?
Vending booths are set up in rows. All spaces are 20 feet deep, except for the 10x10 spaces. Example: If you use a 10x10 space you will have 10 feet of exposure to the public. A 20x20 space offers 20 feet of exposure. Booths are set up back to back with a customer walking isle in front of each booth extending the length of each vending row.
Can I camp using my RV on my booth space?
Yes. Example: If you use a 30 ft. RV and purchase a 20x30 space you may park your RV (van, truck or tent) in the rear 10x30 portion of your booth, and set up your vending display in the front, aisle-facing 10x30 half. Tent campers as well as RV campers are welcome. Limited RV dry campsites are available away from the vending booths for $25 per night on a first reserve basis.
Are restrooms available?
We provide sanicans and sanitizer. Sometimes they run out of toilet paper between cleanings, so you might want to bring your own.
What about garbage?
We provide garbage cans for shopper use only. Garbage cans are not for vendor use. Vendors should take their garbage directly to the dumpster. There are multiple dumpsters. Please use the unchained dumpster. Please!!! No cardboard boxes, packing materials, unwanted/discarded/broken merchandise or other vendor unwanted items are allowed in the dumpster. Except for your daily houselhold garbage, you pack itin, you pack it out. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Can I come and go during the day?
Vehicle traffic is NOT allowed on the property between 8am - 7pm and between 8am - 1pm on Monday. If you need to come and go during the day, there is paid vehicle parking available across the street with access to the street at any time.
What if I sell heavy items?
Do not instruct your customers to drive to your booth to pick up items. Instead, be prepared to deliver the items to the east driveway at Snyder Road, where your customers can pick up.
Are there camping spots and vehicle parking spaces available away from the vendor booth sites?
Yes. Both are availabe across the street and also throughout Packwood.
Is there electricity available for my booth?
Not at this time.
Can I run a generator?
Yes. However, no late night generator use is allowed. If your generator is determined to be overly noisy or smelly, then you may be asked to discontinue use even during allowed hours of operation. Quiet time is 10pm - 6am.
Can I use a barbecue grill?
No charcoal grills or vendor campfires are allowed at any time. Propane grills and gas camp stoves only. You are required to have a fire extinguisher in your booth at all times as well as in your RV/campsite.
Are showers available?
Showers have been available during past events at Cowlitz River Lodge, Packwood RV Park and Cascade Peaks Campground.
Will I get cell phone service in Packwood?
Depends on your carrier. Most seem to work, but be sure to verify coverage with your individual carrier. You can expect very slow or even interrupted service due to massive public use of wireless devices during the flea market. Evenings are better.
Is there anything I cannot sell or promote?
NO SALES OF PUPPIES, KITTENS OR OTHER ANIMALS ALLOWED! We encourage a safe, family-friendly atmosphere at all times. Be a responsible vendor. Merchandise, promotions or behavior considered by management to be unsafe or inappropriate will be addressed. Any vendor asked to vacate the property will do so under Lewis County Sheriff Department supervision and is not entitled to any refund of booth fees.
Can I bring my pet?
The flea market really is not a suitable environment for pets. However, if you must bring a pet, dogs must be on a leash at all times (Lewis County ordinance). You must pick up after your pet and dispose of waste properly. If we pick up your pet waste, you may be asked to vacate the property. Complaints (such as pet waste problems, barking, aggressive behavior, etc.) will be addressed. Any person asked to vacate the property because of problems caused by their pet is not entitled to any refund of booth fees.
What are the flea market hours?
Most vendors like to be open by 8:30am. Things usually slow down around 7pm. Vendors may stay open until dusk if they choose. As a courtesy to your fellow vendors, please do not close your booth prior to 7pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Do not tear down prior to 1pm on Monday. No vacating of your booth site is allowed before 1pm on Monday. Any exceptions must be cleared with management during check in on your day of arrival.