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The Flea Market

The Flea Market is for non-commercial sellers of used amateur radio and related equipment. It is located in the back (south) half of the Jim Graham Building. See the Event Floor Plan. See the Commercial Area page if you are a commercial seller of new amateur radio and related equipment.

Eight-foot tables with two chairs are available for $23 each during the “Early Bird” Period from January 30 through March 30 and for $27 each after March 30. Power (120 VAC) is available at $25 per connection.

We also offer complimentary tables for amateur radio clubs that are selling nothing other than memberships and incidential club logoed merchandise, at our discretion. Contact Jeremy Lindsley, K2HJX (see below) if your club is interested.

Please note that table prices do not include admission. You must buy your admission tickets in addition. Admission tickets are $10 each during the “Early Bird” Period, $12 each after March 30.

The “Early Bird” period is now open until March 30. Click on the button above to buy your tickets, tables, and power connections online at “Early Bird” prices with a major credit card or PayPal. If you would prefer to mail us a check, use our “Early Bird” Order Form.

In either case, we must receive your order and payment by March 30 for you to be eligible for “Early Bird” pricing and the “Early Bird” prize! The postmarked date doesn't count.

Subject to availability, you may buy tickets ($12), tables ($27), and power connections ($25) at the “Load-In” entrance on Friday, April 5, from noon until 7:00 pm, or on Saturday, April 6, the day of the show, from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm. (No vehicles will be allowed to enter the building after 7:30 am on Saturday.) We take cash and major credit and debit cards at the door.

The assignment of tables in the Flea Market is entirely at our discretion. We generally assign tables on a first come, first served basis. We will try to accommodate reasonable requests made at the time of purchase, but requests for changes to existing assignments will, in most cases, not be granted. Assignments may change at our discretion up to and including the day of the event.

For more information, please contact:

  • Jeremy Lindsley, K2HJX
  • Tel: +1 (919) 523-9631

Some of RARSfest's Special Flea Market Features

  • All-indoor flea market area
  • Approximately 50,000 square feet of flea market space
  • Air-conditioned building
  • 230+ flea market tables with chairs, priced attractively
  • 120 VAC power connections available for purchase
  • Easy load-in and load-out—Drive up to your table Friday afternoon, early Saturday morning, and after the show

Important Information for Flea Market Sellers

  • For load-in, unload your gear at your table(s) as quickly as possible, and move your vehicle outside before unpacking and setting up
  • For load-out, have your equipment packed and ready to go before going to get your vehicle
  • Bring your own table coverings, power cords, distribution boxes, and moving carts
  • No running generators or other internal combustion engines in the building
  • No buying, selling, or trading on Fairgrounds property except in the RARSfest building, please
  • No weapons or pornographic material may be exhibited, sold, traded, or given away anywhere on Fairgrounds property
  • No food or drinks may be sold except by the authorized food concession in the RARSfest building
  • No one except RARSfest Staff and Volunteers is permitted in the building before noon or after 7:00 pm on Friday, or before 6:00 am on Saturday
  • You may access the show floor to set up only as follows:
    • On Friday, between noon and 7:00 pm; all vehicles must be out of the building by 7:00 pm
    • On Saturday, after 6:00 am; vehicles may not enter the building after 7:30 am and all vehicles must be out of the building by 7:45 am
  • See the Vehicle Access page for important information about when and how you can drive into and out of the building
  • See Frequently Asked Questions for Flea Market Sellers if you have more questions.