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).
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.