Because we have only been allocated a limited number of spaces for the Orange County Antique Show, we are seeking an exclusive number of high-quality dealers to ensure that the event is a success. After reading the bullet items and rules below, you are invited to apply to become a seller at the bottom of the page. (Please note that filling out the application is not a confirmed reservation. After reviewing your application, we’ll be in touch about space availability.)
Important Seller Details
- We love sellers: That’s right, you heard us correctly. You are the heart and soul of this event. We’re here to take care of you. Due to the nature of this event, we’re only looking for sellers who offer antique, collectible, and vintage items that are at least 20 years old. (No new merchandise, please.)
- Schedule: 1st and 4th weekends of the month on both Saturday and Sunday (7am-4pm).
- Seller Space Fees: Single space is $85 for one day or $140 for the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
- Liability Insurance: $8 dollar a day liability insurance is needed to sell. Insurance can be purchased the day of show on location. Very easy to do and takes 2 minutes to complete.
- Payment: Payment via credit card over the phone or via check to Dawn Peeters 3029 Jeffery Dr. Costa Mesa Ca. 92626
- Space size: 20′ deep x 25′ wide (for easy unloading and loading).
- Free entry passes: 10 free tickets for your friends and family ($20 value).
- Vendor Entry: Directly off the 55 Freeway, Gate 10 is now the dedicated location for antique seller vehicles to enter – click here for the NEW Seller Entry and Location Map.
- Loading Area: Shoppers and Sellers will want to take advantage of a coned-off area in the parking lot closest to Gate 10 in order to pick-up or drop-off large items.
- Seller setup: Between 5:00 and 6:45am. Sellers must be in their spaces by 6:45 am. Absolutely no vehicles may enter the sellers area after 6:45am. Gates are open to the public from 7:00am to 4:00pm. Sellers may not begin packing before 3:00pm and may not exit the show before 4:00pm.
- One Vehicle Per Space: Sellers will only be allowed to drive in one vehicle to their space. Other vehicles can drop off items at the Loading Area and wheel them in to the selling space.
- Seller concierge: free water throughout the day, carts available for transportation of large items to customer cars, and runners available to get you food (or give you a bathroom break).
- Rain or shine: event is held no matter what, and there are no refunds or exchanges.
- Overnight Parking: If Sellers are selling on Saturday and Sunday, your vehicle can be left in your space overnight as long as merchandise has been packed up. (No security is provided, and we are not responsible for your vehicle.)
- Hotel special: Travelodge Orange County Airport (1400 Bristol St in Costa Mesa) offers a $59 rate (single or double occupancy) to OC Market Place sellers. All rooms include microwave, fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, and free continental breakfast with outside pool and jacuzzi. To book, call 714.557.8700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RV Camping: The OC Fair & Event Center offers a rate of $25 per night and includes water and electrical. For more information, click here.
“As a vendor, one looks for a venue for maximization of growth. It was really important for me that the promoters make a strong committment towards the success of not only the market, but most importantly, the vendor. There was an innovative and out-of-the-box approach by the OC Antique Market that a vendor needs to experience.” Pickin’ Flip
“As a vendor selling at many well known venues in So Cal, the Orange County Antique Market was a hit, very exciting, fun, and packed full of hundreds of shoppers on a treasure hunt. I highly recommend any vendor with antiques, vintage, and collectibles to join in and attend an upcoming show. I know that I and many other vendor friends will be there selling again and again.” Eryn
“”I have sold at a few other antique markets, but this one at the OC Market Place is great with entertainment, great food, and wonderful people that are happy to shop to the sounds of the live oldies music. A lot of interesting and uniques items to buy here makes for some good shopping. The Orange County Antique Market staff really take good care of us as sellers and to make great money on top of that even makes it sweeter!” Michele
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Seller Rules and Regulations
Because the Orange County Antique Market is a “show within a show” at the Orange County Market Place, our Seller Rules and Regulations must be adopted from the show that we are operating within. Thank you for understanding.
1.0 “PERMITTEE” DEFINED
Space will be assigned only to one (1) individual seller and only in that individual’s personal name (the “Permittee”).
2.0 OPERATING PROCEDURES MUST BE FOLLOWED
Orange County Antique Market reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse assignment of space to any Permittee and to approve or disapprove of any merchandise. Permittees are expressly prohibited from taking any action, which interferes with the operation of the businesses of other Permittees or the operation of the Orange County Antique Market. The failure of any Permittee to comply with these Operating Procedures, and any amendments hereto, could result in the Permittee being asked to leave that day and/or the denial of future space assignment. Management further reserves the right in its sole discretion to decline any application or withhold any invitation to reapply for daily or monthly space assignments.
3.0 OPERATING PROCEDURES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Operating Procedures, including fees, terms and conditions, are subject to change without notice. The Permittee agrees to comply with all such changes. It is the responsibility of the Permittee to obtain a copy of the current Operating Procedures. Current copies of the Operating Procedures may be obtained at the Information Booth during operating hours or on the Orange County Antique Market website at www.ocantiquemarket.com.
The headings within these Operating Procedures are for reference only, and shall not be deemed to alter or affect any of the Operating Procedures themselves. Furthermore, no employee, agent, or representative of Orange County Antique Market may amend or grant exception to these Operating Procedures unless done so in writing and in accordance with these Operating Procedures.
Appendices are for informational purposes only and are not part of the Operating Procedures.
4.0 PROHIBITED ITEMS
Space is assigned solely for the display, sale, and/or exchange of approved merchandise or services. The Orange County Antique Market, in its sole discretion reserves the right to prohibit the display, sale, and/or exchange of any item or service. Items or services, which are prohibited and may not be sold, displayed, or advertised include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) Alcoholic beverages,
(B) Food items designed to be eaten on the premises,
(C) Medicines, drugs, vitamins, health supplements, diet aids and other similar health aids,
(D) Hash or water pipes, roach clips, or other paraphernalia commonly used or associated with the use of any illegal drug, including marijuana or any other form of drug or narcotic,
(E) Pornographic items, adult magazines such as Playgirl, Playboy,
Penthouse, Hustler, adult calendars, or other materials which depict or portray persons in the nude; and items that in the sole opinion and discretion of the Orange County Antique Market are objectionable to a family environment,
(F) Guns, weapons, or ammunition of any kind (including but not limited to toy guns, water guns, B-B guns and cap guns),
(G) Mylar balloons,
(H) Live pets or animals of any description,
(I) Endangered species’ products of any description,
(J) Any item or service, the manufacture, use or sale of which constitutes infringement of any valid patent, trademark or copyright of another, or any counterfeit item or items involving a misrepresentation of any kind,
(K) Illegal merchandise of any kind,
(L) Piercing or tattooing of any kind,
(M) Any other item or service which in the sole and absolute discretion of the
Orange County Antique Market may be hazardous or otherwise objectionable.
5.0 RESTRICTED ITEMS
Space is assigned solely for the display, sale, and/or exchange of approved merchandise or services. The Orange County Antique Market, in its sole discretion reserves the right to restrict the display, sale, and/or exchange of any item or service. Items or services which are restricted and which require prior written approval of the Orange County Antique Market include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) Fruits, vegetables, candy, gum, beverages, and all other food products may only be sold and packaged as “food meant for consumption off the premises”,
(B) Tobacco products of any kind,
(C) Any consumable products that are meant to be ingested or enter the human body,
(D) Any item designed to be consumed or ingested by animals or pets,
(E) All services,
(F) All items that require special orders or deposits to be taken,
(G) Items for sale or services that would necessitate physical contact between the seller and the customer,
(H) Entertainment or games to be played or participated in by the public,
(I) Video tapes, prerecorded tapes, cassettes, reel to reel tapes, DVD‘s, compact discs, computer software, video games, or any copyrighted media as it now exists or may be developed,
(J) Temporary tattoos of any kind,
(K) Any creams, lotions, perfumes, etc. that are applied to the skin,
(L) Any motor driven passenger vehicles,
(M) Yo-yo‘s, and/or
(N) Swords or knives other than kitchen/household knives.
(O) Anything that is designed to be ridden (i.e. skates, Rollerblades, bicycles, scooters, etc.)
6.0 PRIOR WRITTEN APPROVAL
To obtain the prior written approval of the Orange County Antique Market, a letter must be submitted to the Orange County Antique Market (see Appendix B) and addressed to the Operations Manager. In the letter, please introduce yourself and the product, explain exactly how you plan to operate at the Orange County Market Place, and detail what value is going to be offered to the customer. The approval process takes approximately two (2) weeks. Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number so you can be contacted.
7.0 GRANTING OF EXCLUSIVES
The Orange County Antique Market believes in the value of competition among our Permittees, and therefore will not grant a right to any Permittee to be the exclusive seller of a particular product or service. The Orange County Market Place, however, reserves the right to enter into agreements with any parties to exclusively provide goods or services to the Orange County Antique Market or to its Permittees to be utilized in the operation of the Orange County Antique Market or intended to benefit the Orange County Antique Market as a whole (for example, security, medical services, information services, cleaning services, etc.).
8.0 VARIOUS LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
8.1 Permittees shall comply with all Federal, State, and local statutes or ordinances, especially as they relate to consumer protection and consumer transactions. Such statutes include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Civil Code Section 1750-1784 regarding prohibited methods, acts and practices);
(B) California Penal Code Section 351a (regarding misrepresentation of goods as those other than the true manufacturer, etc.);
(C) California Penal Code Section 537e (regarding sale of items with altered or obliterated serial or I.D. number);
(D) California Penal Code Section 653h (regarding unauthorized sale of sound recordings);
(E) The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (California Civil Code Sections 1790-1795.7);
(F) California Home Furnishings Act (Business and Professions Code Sections 19000-19221);
(G) Magnuson/Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. Sections 2301-2312);
(H) California Consumers Affairs Act (Business and Professions Code Sections 300-337);
(I) California Business & Professions Code Section 21666 (regarding providing receipts);
(J) California Civil Code Section 1723 (regarding refunds).
Failure to comply with any statute or ordinance as determined in the sole discretion of management shall constitute grounds for denial and/or termination of daily or monthly space permits and all rights thereunder.
8.2 Any person desiring to engage in the sale of taxable merchandise at the Orange County Antique Market must hold a valid California State Board of Equalization Seller’s Permit (see Section II, Item 9.0). This permit must be displayed inside the selling space of the Permittee.
8.3 Only ground space is provided to Permittee for the display, sale and/or exchange of approved merchandise by Permittee; Permittee is not an employee, subcontractor or otherwise an agent of Orange County Antique Market.
8.4 Each Permittee’s status as an occupant of ground space at the Orange County Antique Market premises is that of a Permittee only and not as a tenant, licensee, or other form of permissive user.
8.5 Each Permittee agrees that Orange County Antique Market Place is not responsible for the loss, theft or damage of Permittee’s property or merchandise.
8.6 Any product sold by weight or volume must be weighed or measured on a scale or other type of device approved by the California Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights and Measures and have a current certificate of registration and seal of accuracy issued by the Division. This includes all items prepackaged by Permittee which are sold by weight or volume.
8.7 Each Permittee who has been authorized by Orange County Antique Market to sell “food meant for consumption off the premises” is required by the Orange County Health Care Agency to obtain a health permit approving food sales at the Orange County Antique Market. All Permittees must designate their business address as 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, on the health permit.
8.8 Each Permittee agrees to pay to Orange County Antique Market reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by it should legal action be instituted by reason of Permittee’s failure to comply with these Operating Procedures or to enforce any of the provisions hereof.
8.9 Each Permittee assumes full responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from the display, sale, exchange or use of Permittee’s merchandise, vehicles, equipment, or other property; or of the assigned ground space occupied by Permittee and/or Permittee’s employees or agents. Permittee further agrees to indemnify Orange County Antique Market, and its officers, directors, employees, attorneys and agents from all liabilities, claims, and damages, and to hold them free and harmless therefrom, and to defend them at Permittee’s sole expense, against all such liabilities, claims and damages.
9.0 SELLER‘S PERMITS
Any person desiring to engage in the sale of taxable merchandise at the Orange
County Market Place must hold a valid California State Board of Equalization Seller’s Permit (the “Permit”).
(A) Certain types of merchandise, such as fresh produce, dairy products, and other food products sold for consumption off the premises are exempt from sales tax and Permittees are not required to hold a Permit. Certain services, and the display of certain services being offered, may also be exempt from sales tax and Permittees may not be required to have a Permit. If Permittees have any questions regarding whether a Permit is required, they should call any local State Board of Equalization office (see Appendix A).
(B) In lieu of a Permit, Permittees may be required to provide a written statement issued by the State Board of Equalization stating that they are not offering for sale any item or service that is taxable under the California Sales and Use Tax Law.
(C) The Permit, or the written statement of exemption, must be kept in Permittee’s posession at all times while on the Orange County Antique Market premises and must be presented for inspection by Orange County Antique Market, State Board of Equalization, or law enforcement personnel if requested.
(D) Permittees who do not obtain a Permit from the State Board of Equalization will be refused space assignments for the sale of taxable merchandise until such time as a Permit is obtained.
10.0 OPERATING PROCEDURES CONCERNING SPACES
10.1 Assigned space is for the sole, exclusive, and personal use of the individual Permittee to whom the space is assigned. The Permittee agrees by payment of ground space fees to personally occupy and attend to the assigned space at all times during operating hours and to abide by these Operating Procedures. The Permittee may not assign the ownership, management, or operation of the Permittee‘s assigned space to another party without prior written approval of Orange County Antique Market Permittees found not to be personally occupying the assigned space may be subject to the assessment of additional fees and/or loss of selling privileges.
10.2 Sharing of space is not permitted except by prior written approval of the Orange County Antique Market.
10.3 Space may not be sold, assigned, or transferred by the Permittee and may not be occupied by any other person in place of the Permittee, whether or not affiliated with the Permittee, without prior written approval of Orange County Antique Market
10.4 In the event that management approves another individual to temporarily occupy a space in lieu of the Permittee, the Permittee understands and agrees that the approved individual is acting as an agent of the Permittee and that the Permittee remains responsible for the Permittee’s space and all actions of the Permittee’s agent and employees while they are at the Orange County Antique Market.
10.5 Space sizes are approximately 25 feet wide (frontage) x 20 feet deep. Other non-conforming space may be assigned.
10.6 All spaces are assigned on a day-to-day or month-to-month basis only. There are no spaces assigned on a permanent basis. Prepayment of daily or monthly space fees, Merchant Services fees, insurance fees, and/or any other applicable fees does not establish any right to a space beyond the day or month for which payment was made.
10.7 Only the vehicle which is personally occupied by the Permittee will be admitted to the selling area.
10.8 No exchanging of spaces is permitted. No refunds, rain checks, or re-entry passes will be authorized.
10.9 All selling spaces are marked. Space boundaries are marked in blue (using the symbols “+”, “T”, or “L”). All display material, merchandise, and the seller‘s vehicle must be within these boundaries at all times. This includes set up time, selling time, and tear down time. Permittees are not permitted to do business outside the assigned space.
11.0 SETTING UP
11.1 No parking in the aisles is allowed at any time, and no driving inside the Orange County Antique Market Selling Area is allowed during days of operation other than by a Permittee entering or exiting his or her assigned space. For the safety of everyone at the Orange County Antique Market, the maximum speed limit at the Fairgrounds is always 3 MPH.
11.2 A Permittee may not set up without first installing protective devices (i.e. rubber caps) on canopy poles, table legs, display racks, chairs, etc. to prevent damage to the asphalt surface. This means that a protective device must be in place before the pole or table is raised or set up. Paper, cardboard, carpet, and carpet scraps may not be used as protective devices. Any Permittee who sets up without protective devices or with inadequate protective devices may be asked to take down and remove all or part of the Permittee’s display, assessed a fee, and/or denied future space assignments.
11.3 All merchandise must enter with the Permittee and must remain within the space(s) assigned. No re-supplying or deliveries to the Permittee, nor exchanging of merchandise with another seller, is permitted at the Orange County Antique Market.
12.1 Loud music, sounds or noises which can be heard outside a Permittee’s assigned space will not be allowed without prior written approval of management.
12.2. Each Permittee is responsible for the actions of the Permittee’s employees and/or associates working with the Permittee.
12.3 Permittee’s employees, and/or agents are to park in the designated area only (corner of Fairview Road and Fair Drive).
12.4 A Permittee may only occupy the space(s) which has been assigned to Permittee. Permittees who relocate from their assigned space(s) without authorization from the Orange County Antique Market Manager will be assessed a minimum fee of $100.00 for the unauthorized move, and future space assignments to the Permittee may be denied.
12.5 It is the Permittee’s responsibility to ensure that all poles, tarpaulins, signs, display materials, merchandise, and any other items be adequately secured at all times in such a manner to avoid causing any injury or damage to persons or property under any type of weather conditions.
Electricity is not available to sellers. Generators, invertors, or batteries may be used as alternative means of generating power, but only if the noise or fumes do not create complaints from other Permittees, buyers, or Orange County Antique Market management. If generators are used you may not refuel the generator while at the Orange County Antique Market. In addition, you must have an approved fire extinguisher (minimum type 2A 10BC) in a readily accessible location while any alternative power source is in use.
Each space shall be kept clean at all times and all Permittees are required to take their trash with them when they leave. The trash containers in the aisles are for customers’ use only. If a Permittee’s space is found to be dirty or trash is left behind, or a Permittee’s trash is found in a trash container provided for the customers’ use, a minimum fee of $100.00 will be assessed to the Permittee and future space assignments to Permittee may be denied. The management of the Orange County Antique Market appreciates your efforts in helping us keep the aisles and open areas near your space clean for our customers. We take great pride in providing a safe and clean environment for sellers and customers of the Orange County Antique Market.
The Orange County Antique Market officially closes at 4:00 p.m. each day and Permittees are encouraged to stay in full set up operation until that time. Permittees will not be allowed to leave their space prior to 4:00 p.m. Permittees attempting to leave their space prior to 4:00 p.m. without the authorization of Orange County Antique Market management may be assessed a minimum fee of $100.00 and future space assignments to the Permittee may be denied. No parking in the aisles is allowed at any time, and no driving inside the Orange County Antique Market selling area is allowed during days of operation other than by a Permittee entering or exiting his or her assigned space. All Permittees must leave the premises by 5:00 p.m. When leaving assigned space(s), Permittees must drive slowly and safely toward the nearest exit. Drive only in the aisles and not through selling spaces, occupied or empty. Pedestrians have the right of way. Do not sound vehicle horns. The maximum speed limit at the Orange County Antique Market is 3 MPH (see Section II, Item 19.5).
16.0 OPERATING PROCEDURES CONCERNING BEHAVIOR
16.1 No alcoholic beverages can be brought into or taken out of the Orange County Antique Market premises.
16.2 Solicitation, and the distribution, or circulation of flyers, written materials, or any advertising materials are not allowed outside of a Permittee’s assigned space without prior written approval of Orange County Antique Market Only materials directly relating to a Permittee’s merchandise and/or business at the Orange County Antique Market may be distributed from the Permittee’s assigned space.
16.3 No skateboard riding, bicycle riding, scooter riding, motorcycle riding, roller skating, in-line skating, or similar activity which might endanger other persons or property is allowed at the Orange County Antique Market. For the safety of everyone Permittees that sell this type of merchandise must inform the customers of the policy at the time of sale.
16.4 No pets or other live animals are permitted inside the selling area of the Orange County Antique Market or in parked vehicles located at the Orange County Antique Market.
16.5 The maximum speed on the Fairgrounds at any time is 3 MPH. This is strictly enforced because of the high volume of pedestrians present at the Orange County Antique Market.
16.6 Guns, weapons, or ammunition of any kind (including but not limited to, toy guns, water guns, B-B guns and cap guns) are prohibited at the Orange County Antique Market.
16.7 No profanity or harassment of any kind directed toward Orange County Antique Market management or staff, other Permittees, or customers will be permitted at the Orange County Antique Market.
17.0 CUSTOMER/BUSINESS RELATIONS
19.1 A Permittee shall engage in ethical and prudent business practices. Permittees shall take no action which adversely affects the rights of other Permittees or the Orange County Antique Market as a whole.
17.2 The policy of the Orange County Antique Market is to provide “100% customer satisfaction.“ The Orange County Antique Market is not satisfied until the customer is satisfied. If the management of the Orange County Antique Market receives complaints concerning any of the business practices or policies of the Permittee, including policies related to providing refunds or exchanges of goods, it may, in the sole discretion of management, constitute grounds for denial and/or termination of daily or monthly space permits.
17.3 If any person contacts the Orange County Antique Market concerning a Permittee’s space or products, Orange County Antique Market will refer them to the telephone number(s) which Orange County Antique Market has on record for the Permittee (business numbers are given priority). Orange County Antique Market will also provide the Permittee’s business name. By selling at the Orange County Antique Market, a Permittee agrees to provide this information to Orange County Antique Market and authorizes Orange County Antique Market to make this information available to parties requesting it. Orange County Antique Market will release any information concerning a Permittee as required by law or requested by a governmental enforcement agency.
18.0 OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR DAYS OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
There are no refunds, exchanges, or rain checks given for any reason. No Permittee may leave the selling area unless authorized to leave by Orange County Antique Market. It will be considered a regular selling day unless otherwise announced.