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Does your garage sale or business bring you hundreds, sometimes thousands, of potential customers in a 9 hour period? If not... try The Shady Hollow Flea Market. We're here to provide a friendly and profitable place for you to sell your goods and products, old or new. Let us answer a few of the questions you may have about renting a space at northern Minnesota's best flea market.

Do I need a reservation?
No, reservations are not required. However, you must park in the space assigned by the gate attendant. Vendors are allowed to enter the market and claim their space from 12 noon - 6 pm the evening before market day and beginning at 6 am the morning of the market.

Can I reserve my space?
Yes. A reservation allows you to select and hold your space for any upcoming market day. Vendors with reservations can avoid that first come, first served risk and will be pre-registered to speed your check-in process on market day. The charge to reserve a space is $5/event. Look at the market schematic to choose your space and contact us directly to make your reservations. The $5 will be charged upon check-in.

Do you have a frequent vendor program?
Yes. Based on last year's statistics, any vendor that set up for more than 5 events will be charged last year's space rental price of $25.

How much does a space cost for the flea market?
Spaces are 25 linear feet by 20 feet. The cost of a standard 25-foot space is $25 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday and $40 for the whole weekend. On long holiday weekends, a space is $30/day. Anything over 25 feet is charged on a $1 per foot basis. The calendar shows the dates of the holidays. A reserved space is an additional $5 flat fee. Payment can be made in cash or check.

What is the Weekend Special for 2023?
Rent for Saturday and Sunday on non-holiday weekends is $40. You may leave your booth set up overnight. A reserved space is an additional $5 flat fee. Payment can be made in cash or check.

Is electricity available?
Yes, spaces with electrical hook-up are an extra $10 per day. Capacity is 15 amps, 110 volt. These spaces are very limited so reservations are recommended.

Do I need a license?
No, vendors don't need a license but they are responsible for obtaining a state sales tax permit, to collect sales tax on their sales and pay the amount collected directly to the state.

What are the hours?
Shady Hollow operates every Saturday and Sunday with extended days around the holidays. The grounds open at 6:00 am. The grill opens at 6:30 am. The food and beverage outlets close at 3:00 pm. The flea market vendors close at their own discretion.

Can I sell food?
Some prepared food sales are allowed within the flea market grounds. Types of food sold must be in compliance with the Minnesota Health Department code.

Can I sell food as a concessionaire?
Yes, we like to have guest concessionaires to offer a variety of choices for our shoppers and vendors. Contact Shady Hollow to reserve your space.

What are the space sizes?
We can accommodate nearly any size. Vendors' spaces are 25' by 20' to a maximum of 200 feet. Anything over 25' will be charged at the rate of $1 per foot. All vehicles, merchandise and displays must fit within the allotted space.

How many vendors are allowed per space?
One vendor is allowed per space. Though a vendor may not need the entire 25 ft minimum, they may not share their space with any other vendors. Each vendor must pay the $25 minimum charge.

How can I get a boutique cabin?
Boutique cabins are offered for rent on a seasonal basis. Contact Shady Hollow management to reserve a cabin for next season.

How do I check in for a space on market day?
Gates are open for check-in the day before and beginning at 6:00am on market day. You must register at the office to receive your space assignment.