FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does it cost to rent a booth?
The booth rental fee is $75 ($50 for Harvard, Still River, and Devens residents).
Fees, which are non-refundable, must be received before booths are assigned. Proceeds from booth fees and admissions benefit the Harvard Schools Trust and the League of Women Voters of Harvard.
What is the size of each booth?
All booths are 20 feet by 20 feet. All are outdoors, on the grounds of the Bromfield School in Harvard.
How many booths are there?
There is a total of 179 booths. Each boothholder may rent
a maximum of two.
How many people generally attend the event?
Each year several thousand people attend.
What is the admission fee for the public?
Admission is $3 for all adults (including seniors). For children aged 6 to 12, the fee is $1. For all early bird shoppers (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.), the fee is $5.
How do I request a booth?
Booth application flyers are mailed to all Harvard residents and to boothholders from the previous two years in late June or early July.
To be added to our mailing list, send name, address, phone number, and brief description of what you sell to
HST/LWVH Flea Market
PO Box 450
Harvard, MA 01451
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The completed application, with payment, must be received before booths are assigned. (If you live in Harvard or if you rented a booth during the previous two years, you'll automatically receive a flyer; there's no need to send a request.)
How and when are booths assigned?
When a booth application and payment is received, a booth assignment can be made. Boothholders may request specific field locations, but we cannot guarantee that a request will be fulfilled. Also, there is no guarantee that the Flea Market fields will be organized the same as in previous years.
How and when will I know my booth assignment?
In mid September, confirmation letters are mailed to all boothholders. The letter includes the specific booth assignment and a map that clearly shows the booth location. If a booth application and payment reach us after all booths are already rented, we will promptly return the check with an explanatory note.
What happens if it rains?
Because the Flea Market is held on Harvard town property, we must abide by the decision of school and town personnel as to whether vehicles will do permanent damage when the fields are wet. On the evening before the event, if there is heavy rain or if heavy rain is predicted for the following day, we may decide to postpone to the rain date. If this happens, there will be a message to that effect at this website (www.harvardfleamarket.com) and on the Flea Market answering machine (978-456-5085). Local radio stations will also carry the announcement. Please note that booth fees are non-refundable, even if the event is postponed or cancelled.
Are tables available?
No tables or other equipment is available.
Are electrical hookups available?
No electricity is available.
Are public restrooms available?
Portable toilets will be set up adjacent to the Flea Market field. Also, boothholders and the public will have access to restrooms in the Bromfield School.
Is food and drink available?
Each year a variety of food and beverages is for sale throughout the day.
What items are sold?
A huge varity of items are sold each year: antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, furniture, glass, household items, sports equipment, toys, clothing, etc.
Are there items that are prohibited from sale?
The Flea Market management insists that boothholders do not display or sell weapons of any kind, even those that may be considered antiques. Also, we reserve the right to prohibit the sale of items causing litter; e.g. confetti, liquid/spray string, etc.
May political materials be distributed?
Political and advocacy groups may rent booth space to display and distribute information. However, these materials must be confined to their booth space. Vendors may not use the aisles between booths or any other areas of the Flea Market grounds to distribute such materials.
Are dogs permitted?
Dogs are welcome to attend with their owners, but they must be kept on leash.