FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Local Motels & Camping:
Cowlitz View Lodge
31 rooms across from the flea Market 360-494-4444
Crest Trail Lodge
West end of town, Wi-FI & Breakfast 360-494-4944
Comfy rooms in historic hotel 360-494-5431
Mountain View Lodge
1/2 mile East 23 nice rooms & cabins 360-494-5555
Cascade Peaks Campground
360-494-7931 Apx 5 Miles West full hook up & laundry
Packwood Inn 13032 US HWY 12 (NOT RECOMMENDED)
Q: What about Security?
A: The Lewis County Sherriff Command center is set up directly across the street from our property.
Q: Can I arrive early?
A: Yes. For 2015
Memorial Day 2015 Early arrival starts on Monday May 18
Soon as you're ready you can start selling.
You will indicate your planned arrival day on your Reservation form.Early arrival days are only $15 for each day prior to Friday for any size booth.
__________________________________________________________________ Q:Can I leave early?
A: Only if you advise management of your plans at check in.
No Exceptions Please without prior approval
_______________________________________________________ Q:How do I pay for my booth?
A: Your booth fees can be paid via Check, Cash, Credit Card, Money Order or PayPal. A minimum $50 deposit will reserve your space, balance due in cash at check-in.
We accept personal checks only if:
RECEIVED two weeks prior to check in
All OTHER PAYMENTS MUST BE:
US POSTAL Money Order,Credit Card, Cash or PayPal
PayPal payment address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Exactly where and how do I check in?
A: The check in entrance is located at the intersection of highway 12 and Snyder Road (across from the Shell station)
Check in hours are 8am to 6pm only. Any exceptions must be discussed in advance.
Turn on Snyder Rd & continue 150ft to the entrance marked
"Flea Market Vendors Only". Wait near the "check in" Sign
You will be escorted to your space.
For a GPS address use: 104 Snyder Rd.
While we will make every effort to place returning vendors as close to their desired previous location as possible, a specific row or location can not be guaranteed. We always reserve the right to place vendors in a designated location that best reflects the above criteria.
___________________________________________________________________Q: How are the vending booth locations arranged?
A: Vending booths are set up in rows. All spaces are 20ft deep.
Example: If you use a 10X10 space you will have 10ft of exposure to the public. A 20X20 space offers 20ft of exposure. Booths are set up back to back with a customer walking isle in front of each booth extending the length of each vending row.
Q: Can I camp using my RV on my booth space?
A: Yes. Example: If you use a 30ft RV and purchase a 20x30 space you may park your RV (van,truck or tent) in the rear 10x30 portion of your booth and set up your vending display in the front 10x30 half. Tent campers as well as RV campers are welcome.
Note: 12 RV dry camp sites are available away from the vending booths @ $15 per night on a first reserve basis
Q: Are restrooms available?
A: We provide sani-cans and hand wash stations
___________________________________________________________________Q: What about garbage?
A: We provide garbage cans for SHOPPERS USE ONLY. Vendors should not use the garbage cans but place their daily garbage directly into the dumpster.
Please!!!! No cardboard boxes, packing materials, broken or unwanted merchandise or other vendor unwanted items are allowed in the dumpster.
A RECYCLE STATION IS LOCATED ONE BLOCK AWAY AT THE
ACE HARDWARE STORE
FOR A ONE TIME FEE OF $2.50 PER LOAD
NOTICE: except for your daily household garbage,
you pack it in ....... you pack it out.
YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED
Q: Is there anything that I can not sell or promote?
A: We encourage a safe family friendly atmosphere at all times. Be a responsible vendor. Any items or behavior considered by management to be unsafe or inappropriate will be addressed.
Any vendor asked to vacate the property will do so under Lewis County Sheriff Department supervision and is not entitled to any refund of booth fees.
Q: Are there camping spots and vehicle parking spaces available away from the vendor booth sites?
A: Yes, however the extra camping and vehicle parking spaces are limited on our property. There are apx 12 dedicated RV dry camping spaces located in the rear of the property. When our available spaces are filled there will be additional space available in the camping area next door at the same $15 per night rate.
Q: Is there electricity available for my booth?
A: Not at this time
Q: Can I run a generator?
A: Yes, however no late night generator use is permitted. Also, if the generator being used is determined to be overly noisy, then you may be asked to discontinue use even during allowed hours of operation.
Q: Are showers available?
A: Other showers are located @ Cowlitz River Lodge, Packwood RV park and Cascade Peaks Campground.
Q: Will I get Cell phone service in Packwood?
A: Depends on your carrier. US cellular, Verizon, Virgin & Sprint seem to work fine. (AT&T or T-Mobile do not) Be sure to verify coverage with your individual carrier.
Q: Can I use a barbecue grille?
A: No charcoal grilles or vendor campfires are permitted at any time. Propane grilles and gas camp stoves only.
You are required to have a fire extinguisher in you booth at all times as well as in your RV.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A:The Flea Market is really not a suitable environment for pets. However, if you must bring a pet: Dogs must be on a leash at all times (Lewis county ordinance). You must pick up after your pet and dispose of waste properly.
If we pick up your pet waste you may be asked to leave the property.
Any complaints by you neighbors (pet waste problems, barking, aggressive behavior etc.) will be addressed.
Any person asked to vacate the property because of problems caused by their pet is not entitled to any refund of booth fees.
Q: What are the Flea Market hours:
Most vendors like to be open by 8:30 am. Things usually slow down by about 6pm
Vendors may stay open until dusk if they choose.
Please do not to close your booth prior to 6pm on Fri - Sat - Sun.
Do not tear down prior to 1PM on Monday.
No vacating of your booth site is allowed before 2pm on Monday.
Any exceptions must be cleared by management in advance of check in.
Q: Can I come and go during the day?
A: Vehicle traffic is not allowed on the property between and 8am & 6pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday and between 8am & 1pm on Monday.
Note: If you need to come and go during the day there is paid vehicle parking available next door with access to the street at any time.