Wapello Market Place Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I reserve a space?
A. Contact us regarding your preferred site to make sure it is available, then register and pay for your space online at www.wapellofleamarket.com or request a paper form be sent to you that you can complete and return.
You’ll also find a pdf. registration you can complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, then remit a check to us in the mail.
You may also come the day of the show to choose an available space, if any. Spaces are not held until payment is received.
Q. Does the fee listed cover just one day, or the whole weekend?
A. The fee you pay for your site will cover both Saturday and Sunday of the Market.
Q. If I pay for a site, do I have to be there both Saturday and Sunday?
A. No, although the cost is the same. We do prefer you are set up both days for customer consistency. We do not require you to be there both days if you are only able to attend one.
Q. Can I set up early?
A. Yes, vendors are welcome to come and set up as early as 1 p.m. the Friday before the Market, or as early as 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
Q. Where do I park?
A. We ask vendors to park where customers don’t. Handicapped vendors can park anywhere. We prefer those that can park behind Casey’s, South of the barn in the Heritage center lot, on the south side of the barn in the grassy area or in the field west of the shelter.
Customer parking is in the lot north of the barn and on the concrete on the south side, and usually expands into the streets.
Q. Do you provide tables, or do I need to bring my own?
A. We do have 10 tables available to rent ($5), but to be on the safe side, you should bring your own.
Q. How many vendors do you normally have?
A. In our 1st year (2011) we averaged 40 vendors. 2012 we averaged 46. This year we hope to average 60.
Q. How many people come through the market each month?
A. This is a very difficult question to answer. Every weekend is different, and can sometimes be affected by weather, holidays, and other area events. With our location, there are over 400,000 people within an hour radius of us. So far, we would guess between 1,000-2,000 people probably attend each month.
Q. Is there a charge for customer parking or admission?
A. No! This is a totally free event! Free parking and free admission.
Q. I have a talent or, my band is looking for exposure and would like to play during the market. How do I go about getting set up to play during the Music Jam at the Market?
A. Just contact us to get your time slot set. Open Jam is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11:45 a.m. to whenever on Sunday. You may sell merchandise if you perform/entertain to promote yourself.
Q. Do you allow the sale of animals at your market?
A. No. Sorry, wish we could, but insurance is prohibitive.
Q. Can I bring my RV and camp on grounds?
A. Yes! We have space to accommodate you. There is a $15 charge for electricity.
Q. Are there area hotels or campground that I can stay at?
A. Yes! Check out our ‘lodging’ tab on our website for more information. It’s about $35 for a single. Be sure to ask for the vendor discount. You’ll see the Roy-El Motel on the highway. There’s a nostalgic Hotel downtown. Both are comfortable, clean and neat.