Vendor FAQs

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 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, 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 all three days of the Market.

Q. If I pay for a site, do I have to be there all three days (Friday-Saturday-Sunday)?
A. No, although the cost is the same.  We do prefer you are set up for all three days for customer consistency.  We do not require you to be there for all three 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. Thursday 8:00am till 6:00pm, Friday-Sunday 6:00am-8:00am

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 side of the office, on the west side of the barn in the grassy area 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. You bring your own table set-up.

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. We keep grown each year.

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 that live within an hour radius of us.

Q. Is there a charge for customer parking or admission?
A. No! This is a totally free event! Free parking and free admission.

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 limited space to accommodate 110 only call ahead first.

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. There’s a nostalgic Hotel downtown. Both are comfortable, clean and neat. Big Hollow Recreation Area about 20 miles south of flea market in  Des Moines County. Very nice camp ground.

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