Under specific State and County mandates the Ventura College Weekend Marketplace is Open Again Starting January 16th & 17th!
There is new protocol for both our vendors and patrons. We ask that all visitors wear face coverings and practice proper social distancing. Please review the COVID-19 Marketplace Reopening Information Packet for details on our operational plan, supplemental vendor agreement, and safety protocol.
Only vendors selling essential goods, or any other items authorized by the Ventura County Public Health Department have returned.
The proceeds from vendor fees at the Marketplace help fund the VC Foundation for the benefit of the College and its students.
FREE ADMISSION AND FREE ON-CAMPUS PARKING!
Please respect the surrounding neighborhoods. Park in the Southwest Lot (by the Child Development Center off of West Campus Drive).
Download Marketplace COVID Closure Vendor Notice
Download Marketplace Relocation Plan
VIEW West Lot MAP
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, the VC Promise, 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 booth on Saturdays and Sundays between 7 am & 2:30 pm. Weekday office hours are available Fridays 8 am - 4 pm.