Weekend Marketplace
Weekend Marketplace

Important Update

As of June 15, 2021, the State of California has moved beyond the Blueprint for A Safer Economy, and the Weekend Marketplace will be returning to usual operations over the next several weeks.  At this time:

  • Social distancing is no longer required between customers and vendors
  • Vendor booth distancing will remain in effect until booth spaces can be restriped in the coming weeks
  • Customer capacity limits are no longer required
  • Face covering are no longer required for admittance; however, face coverings are recommended for non-vaccinated vendors and customers
  • All Marketplace employees will be required to follow Cal/OSHA, Ventura County Public Health, and the Ventura County Community College District’s COVID Guidelines

Weekend Marketplace - COVID - 19 Updates


NEW! USED MERCHANDISE & SMALL PACKAGED SNACKS NOW ALLOWED

  • Marketplace vendors with used merchandise will be welcomed back to sell on Saturdays Only. 
  • Current vendors who have been selling new merchandise on Sundays are allowed to add used items to their sale offerings.
  • All vendors are now allowed to sell small packaged candy, chips, and snacks.

NEW! AS OF JUNE 11th, FOUR MARKETPLACE FOOD VENDORS HAVE RETURNED

We want to thank the four food trucks that returned the weekend of June 11th. It’s great to have you back! Food trucks will continue to set up outside of the temporary fencing. No table set up will be allowed at this time, but customers are now able to picnic on the nearby campus patio tables or on the grass areas outside of the Marketplace fencing.

Additional food & snack vendors will be welcomed back in the coming weeks once we are able to reconfigure our vendor space layout and update Marketplace booth markings. Thank you for your patience!

FREE ADMISSION. FREE & PAID PARKING AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS

Please respect the surrounding neighborhoods. Park in the East Parking Lot (off Day Road and Telegraph Road), along Telegraph Rd, Day Rd, or in the North Lot (off Loma Vista).


 

Upcoming Events

Sat 04

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sun 05

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sat 11

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sun 12

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sat 18

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Marketplace Hours & Location

Don’t call it a flea market - it’s so much more! Enjoy a day of pleasant outdoor shopping with family and friends for great bargains! The proceeds from vendor fees at the Marketplace help fund the Foundation to benefit the College and its students.

Face coverings are recommended for non-vaccinated vendors and customers. Thank you for your consideration and support to keep our community safe.

For our customer's safety, we encourage seniors, individuals with compromised immune systems, or persons with mobility issues to visit the Marketplace on Saturdays or Sundays between 8:00 a.m. (opening) and 9:00 a.m. when fewer guests are in attendance.

 

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Marketplace Hours

Sat & Sun  |  8am - 2pm

Office Hours

Fridays  |  9am - 3:30pm

Saturdays  |  7:30am - 1:30pm

Sundays |  7:30am - 2:00pm

Marketplace Location

4667 Telegraph Road
East Parking Lot
Ventura, CA 93003

Office Location

71 Day Road
Ventura, CA 93003

Ventura College Foundation

The Ventura College Foundation’s Weekend Marketplace began as a small effort in 1985 by the VC Foundation’s board of directors to raise additional support for the Foundation and funds for Ventura College students and programs.  The Weekend Marketplace has grown into an established community event attracting vendors and patrons from throughout the state and will typically draw approximately 2,000 to 5,000 shoppers each weekend.

In the past decade, the VC Foundation Weekend Marketplace has doubled the revenue it generates from space rentals to support the Foundation, helping cover the costs of staff, operations, and a portion of the Foundation's core programs: scholarships and textbook lending support.

Become a vendor

Come sell with us! New Vendors, Local Businesses & Public Welcome –  Sample Vendors currently able to sell at the Marketplace Include:

  • Pre-packaged bulk food items
  • Canned food
  • Dry goods
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Live Plants
  • Pet Supplies
  • Household Supplies
  • Sanitation Equipment
  • Soap & Disinfectants
  • Packaged Masks

Please review the Vendor Rules & Regulations, Rental Rates and maps available for download below. Spaces may be rented on-site at the Marketplace office Friday 9 am - 3:30 pm, Saturday 7:30 am -1:30 pm and Sunday 7:30 am -2:00 pm.

Vendor Information & Application

For any other specific questions please contact Esmeralda Juarez at (805) 289-6062 or email ejuarez@vcccd.edu.