Frequently asked questions
Thinking about visiting the Patapsco Flea Market soon? Have questions about how to become a vendor with us? Check out answers to some of our most frequently asked questions from customers and prospective vendors below.
If your question isn't answered here, please contact us and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you with your unique need.
When is the Patapsco Flea Market open?
The indoor flea market at the Patapsco Flea Market is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The outdoor flea market, known as the Yard, is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If you are a vendor who needs to restock merchandise or would like to reserve an indoor space for the upcoming weekend, you can visit the flea market on Fridays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
I need to get in contact with a vendor. Can you share their phone number or email address?
No. Our central office is not permitted to share contact information for individual vendors at the flea market. We recommend visiting the vendor in person to ask if they would be willing to share their contact information with you.
How can I become a vendor with the Patapsco Flea Market?
Information about how to become a vendor with the Patapsco Flea Market is available on our Rentals webpage.
I want to rent a space at the flea market next month. Can I put down a deposit now?
No. Advance rentals are not permitted at the Patapsco Flea Market. All rentals are processed on a first come, first served basis.
I work on Fridays. Can I come in to rent an indoor space on the weekend?
Yes. If you are unable to visit our rental office on the Friday immediately before the weekend on which you wish to set up, you can visit us at 8 a.m. on the morning of the day on which you wish to reserve a space (Saturday or Sunday). We’ll walk you through the spaces that we have available at that time and help you complete the necessary paperwork. Just be sure to bring proof of identification with you (e.g., driver’s license, state ID, or passport).
Do I need a license to become a vendor at the Patapsco Flea Market?
Yes. If you wish to remain a vendor with the Patapsco Flea Market for more than two (2) weekends per year, you will need to obtain a Baltimore City trader’s license. The fee for this license is $24 and it must be renewed each year. You cand find the link to apply for a license on our Licensing & Restrictions webpage.
I have a vendor’s license with another county or state. Will the flea market accept this license?
No. Vendors who wish to remain at the Patapsco Flea Market for more than two (2) weekends per year must apply for a Baltimore City trader’s license. The fee for this license is $24 and it must be renewed each year. You cand find the link to apply for a license on our Licensing & Restrictions webpage.
How much does it cost to rent a space at the flea market?
Indoor tables and outdoor spaces rent for $25/day at the Patapsco Flea Market. If you are interested in renting a larger indoor store, those spaces start at $100/weekend, though pricing will vary depending on the size and location of the space.
What items are not allowed to be sold at the Patapsco Flea Market?
The Patapsco Flea Market prohibits vendors from selling pornography or weapons. In addition, vendors who wish to sell food or drink items must rent a space in our International Food Court due to regulations put in place by the Baltimore City Health Department.
If you have a question about whether the merchandise that you would like to sell is allowed at our flea market, please contact us before arriving to reserve your space.
Do indoor spaces come with tables for vendors to display their merchandise?
Yes. Our indoor spaces come equipped with one 3x8 ft. table on which vendors can display their merchandise. However, larger indoor store spaces do not come with tables. Vendors are responsible for providing their own merchandise displays for those spaces.
Do outdoor spaces come equipped with a table on which I can display my merchandise?
No. Our outdoor spaces do not come equipped with tables. Vendors are responsible for providing their own displays for their merchandise.