Who can attend?
We welcome any and all vendors to reserve booth space at our event. There are few restrictions on the types of items we allow to be sold at the event, but do require the disclosure of the types of items that you plan on bringing to sell. As for shoppers, the event is open to the public during our listed hours of operation.
Rules and Restrictions
Click here for a copy of our “Rules and Restrictions”.
What is and is not allowed?
We have restrictions on the sale of any type of weapon (firearms, knives, Chinese throwing stars, etc). At no point are these allowed to be sold at our event. Alcohol is also restricted without proper documentation from the TABC. It is your responsibility to acquire all documentation. All food vendors must hold the proper certification from the Health Department to be able to sell food. Cottage food vendors are not allowed to sell at flea markets based on Texas laws.
Is the event open to the public?
Yes! The general public is allowed to both reserve booth space and shop.
What do I need to get started?
Booth reservations can be done either online, by phone, or in person at the Victoria Advocate Office. By reserving a booth space, you are agreeing to obide by our “Rules and Restrictions” found here.
What is the deadline to reserve a booth?
We will keep our ordering methods open as long as there are booth spaces to sell. Keep in mind though, that all booths are reserved on a first come, first serve basis, we cannot hold booth space without a full reservation with payment. Full payment is required to complete your reservation.
Is the event outside?
All standard vendor booth spaces are located indoors. Food truck vendor spaces are located in the parking lot outside the Arena and will serve throughout the event. Vendors have the choice of setting up in the Arena (rodeo area) which has large door and window openings to outside, fans, and a dirt floor or the Annex which is completely enclosed and offers air conditioning and a tiled floor. Both areas have limited access to electricity so please let us know if you require power to operate.
Can I bring a canopy?
Yes, provided that you fit within the booth space that you reserved. The Victoria Advocate staff reserves the right to make judgement as to whether or not you are in violation of this rule.
Do I need to bring my own supplies?
The BFF staff will provide a single 8ft table and 2 chairs for every reserved booth space. If you reserve 2 booths, you receive 2 8ft tables and 4 chairs and so on. Anything further that you require for your business is your responsibility to provide.
If I’m a franchise owner, can I get exclusivity?
If your franchise requires that only one vendor can attend any single selling event, it is YOUR responsibility to disclose that at the time of your reservation. Otherwise, the event is open to any and all wanting to reserve space.
If I’m not able to attend, can I get a refund?
Cancellations requested more than 60 days before the event will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between 22 and 60 days before the event date will result in a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued within 21 days of the event. Click here to read the full Rules and Restrictions.
What happens if I don’t sell anything?
We do not guarantee sales and cannot take responsibility for poor sales performance. Keep in mind that our first BFF entertained over 7,500 visitors which offered all of our vendors untold exposure.