Sunshine and Nice Views

Most of our vendors here at the market strive to present their wares in a colorful, engaging, and thoughtful manner. Walking down the aisles you get views of those colorful objects almost down every single row. Since we are supposed to have nothing but sunshine those nice views will be welcomed under the shade of our roof and the large trees out back. We do have very nice and wide cement walkways all the way around the market and we are pet friendly. Yes, the pets must be on a leash and under your control at all times. There are watering stations around the market for your furry friends.

Tips for New Vendors

Opening your booth by 8:00 am is not a requirement for those who have a monthly spot. It is encouraged to at least be opened by 9. For those who have just a weekend spot inside or outside, we do strongly encourage you to arrive early, pay for your table and get set up. The warmer months are coming and more and more people will be wanting to get in their shopping early before it gets too hot. Those tables are available on a first=come, first-serve basis.

Also, for the monthly vendors who plan on being here for longer than a few months, we hope you will put up signs with a business name and let the website person know so she can come by, take a few pictures and add you to the vendor directory. Of course, if you have a business card we can take a picture of that and add it to our Vendor’s Page. This is a great way to advertise your business as the website person adds a link to your business website or social media page. Check it out for yourself.

Finally, if you have any questions about becoming a vendor we have information for you on our NEW VENDOR page. We always encourage all of our vendors to decorate their assigned spaces in a pleasing and neat manner. Taking advantage of upcoming holidays to switch around your merchandise is a good way to garner new interests in your wares and please be present, be polite and try to be helpful if you can.

Love the Sunshine

Happy third weekend in February 2021. Don’t you just love the sunshine? It makes all the difference when it’s not that warm outside. It is a sign of hope that the warmth will be coming or at least we can sit in the sun if we have a glass-enclosed porch and just take a little nap. Sometimes you just gotta envy those lucky cats and dogs that can drop off to sleep in the sun and enjoy their day without all the fuss and hassles we have to contend with on a day-to-day basis. We hope you will take some time out for yourself this weekend, enjoy the light, and relax just a little. Recharging your energy is so important to your mental health. Hey, those dishes can wait until dark. The family can get outside and run around like wild things and get all their energy out so when you are ready for a little nap maybe they will be too!`

Come on down to the Market today and/or tomorrow and get some exercise, pick up some lunch, or maybe some nice fresh fruits and veggies for later, and just have a good time. Our vendors are set up and ready to go. You just never know what you are going to find. If not today then maybe tomorrow or even this next weekend. We have great bargains, antiques, collectibles, and handcrafted items you have just got to try.

Vendor Updates

There is a nip in the air and will be for a little while yet even here in north Florida so come on by Southern Women Crafts and pick up hand-crocheted scarves, hats, and gloves. She also sells handcrafted bead and wire jewelry and accessories
Yellow Row Booth 4

Flock n Fancy has some great new fashion clothing as well as home decorations. Come on by their shop on the Red Row Booth 3

George’s Flags Hats and More is a consistent and reliable vendor that comes every single Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Drop on by and say, Hello on the Green Row Booth 46

Larry’s Guns and Ammo is always a cool booth to visit. Not only for the variety of weapons he might have available but for his very interesting decorations as well. Green 67, 69 facing the Orange Row

Now, these are just a few of the many great vendors and food places we have at our market. Come on by and say, HI!

Enjoy Our Slide Show from today’s Vendors

Happy Valentines to Everyone

Whether you have that special someone or just a loved one or two that thinks your special we hope you and yours are celebrating with cards, candy, and getting out of the house. Happy Valentines Everyone and come on down to enjoy our covered walkways here at the market the many, many great vendors offering a wide variety of great items.

We are always open be it rain or shine and our hardy vendors are here to serve. We have great restaurants to grab a meal, dessert, drinks, or just a snack. We have vendors selling holiday-themed items as well. Fridays are a little bit slow for both the vendors that come and the customers as well. We hope that will pick up more soon. Saturdays and Sundays are the main days when all the vendors try to participate. We have created another pictorial review from Friday that we hope you will enjoy below. Please, like, share, comment, subscribe, etc.

For Our Vendors

Quick tips for vendors just starting their business here.

Always display your items for sale in an interesting and non-crowded way as possible. Try to get more items at eye level if you can. Multilevel displays work best.

Monthly vendors are able to lock up the items inside their booth where weekend vendors must setup and takedown every day they are here. Lockup booths also allow you to set up once and just rearrange every now and again.

EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND you should be posting information, pictures, videos, etc. on your own website and social media pages. You can link your posts on Facebook to the Chiefland Flea Market page by typing in @ChieflandFarmersFleaMarket inside your post. Of course, since our one and only social media page is public you are allowed to create a post on the page with your own words, pictures, and links. – ***PLEASE REMEMBER this is a privilege and any profanity or spam activity will be immediately deleted.

Subscribe to our Blog Posts on the website to read our weekly articles. You can always request that the tech person come by your booth and take pictures for you to post on the next week’s article if you are having a sale, special, or offering new merchandise. Use our CONTACT US form too.

For those vendors that are businesses with a business card, website, social media pages, etc. please get in touch with the market’s tech specialist to get you listed on our Business Directory. Finally, display your business name along with days and hours of operation on your booth using a professionally created sign.

Blustery and Cold January with February More of the Same

It seems we have had nothing but a blustery and cold January with February giving us more of the same. That shouldn’t deter you as a buyer not to come on out and see what our great vendors have to offer. Some have closed in booths with their heaters going and out of the rain. Others are hardy souls braving the elements to bring you their fun, unusual, handcrafted, new and used as well as antique wares. Besides you might find an open booth that will help you launch your own dream business.

Our restaurants are cooking up a storm and there was a vendor selling freshly made donuts. Our fruit and veggie lady is here as well keeping everyone supplied with lovely local fruits and good for you vegetables. There is a honey man in his little cute house selling a variety of farm-fresh wares and other items too. The leatherman and his lovely assistant are opened on Saturday and Sundays with all kinds of great leather goods and hand-carved knives. You can pick up some used appliances as well as some great antiques. For the gun enthusiast there are vendors selling bullets, guns in all shapes and sizes, and even hand-tooled holsters should you need that.

Enjoy the latest pictures of all the great items available from our friend vendors below.

Closed Christmas Day

Happy holidays everyone. All of our vendors are working hard and we have had quite a few people wandering around the market picking up cool and unusual gifts, new, used, handcrafted and antique gifts too. Come on by and see what you can find and get your holiday shopping done.

Remember mailing out gifts date is over if you want your packages to be delivered by Thursday. We have received a couple of emails from the U.S. Postal Service stating that they are behind with their deliveries. Which is very sad indeed.

The market itself will be closed on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020 but will reopen the following day to finish out the weekend. Come on down and get some exercise, spend some of that Christmas money or just grab some snacks and say, hi, to all the vendors and your neighbors as well.

We want to welcome all the new vendors to the market and wish them luck over the next few months. Also, please drop by and say, Hi! to the Riggs Family booth called TilGone on the corner of the Yellow and Red Rows. Got Free Range Eggs, purchased a new donut maker, and will be practicing with that for the next couple of days. YUMMY! Fresh donuts once again.

PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH VENDOR TO ENSURE THEY WILL BE OPENED NEXT WEEKEND. Hopefully, most of our regular vendors will post announcements on the public market Facebook page with the holiday days and hours over the next two weekends.