Weekend Marketplace
Weekend Marketplace

Important Update - The Marketplace is Moving!

The College District is moving forward with the East Parking Lot (Marketplace Lot) solar installation project beginning November 18th and will take approximately 3 months to complete. The Marketplace will be temporarily closed November 21-22 and will reopen in the West Parking lot at Ventura College on the weekend of Nov. 28-29.

Please note: We cannot allow more vendors than we already accommodate, especially during the solar installation project. We will allow our active vendors to sell toys beginning the weekend of October 10 & 11th.

COVID safety protocol remains in place for both our vendors and patrons. We ask that all visitors wear face coverings and practice proper social distancing. Only vendors selling essential goods, or any other items authorized by the Ventura County Public Health Department currently allowed.

The "Best Little Market Place in Town" is open to the public!

Don’t call it a flea market - it’s so much more! Our Weekend Marketplace vendors offer fresh produce and great deals on new and used products including clothing, furniture, tools, variety of nursery plants and flowers for a home garden, plus food booths and so much more. The proceeds from vendor fees at the Marketplace help fund the VC Foundation for the benefit of the College and its students.

Free Admission!

Plenty of FREE Parking

Marketplace Hours & Location

Office Hours

Fridays  |  8am - 4pm

Office Location

71 Day Road
Ventura, CA 93003

Marketplace Hours

Sat & Sun  |  8am - 2pm

Marketplace Location

45oo Loma Vista Rd. - West Parking Lot
Ventura, CA 93003

Ventura College Foundation

The Ventura College Foundation’s Weekend Marketplace, located at Telegraph and Day roads,  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 to cover the costs of staff, operations and a portion of the Foundation's core programs: scholarships, the VC Promise and textbook lending support.

Non-Profit Organizations get FREE Space Rental

The VC Foundation Weekend Marketplace contains over 300 vendor stalls and usually sells out on Sundays.  The Weekend Marketplace is pleased to offer all county non-profit organizations one or more FREE vendor spaces to set up an informational booth and/or to use the space to sell goods for fundraising purposes, e.g. a rummage sale or garage sale.  This offer is available for any Saturday during the year. You can reserve multiple Saturdays, at no cost. This is a great opportunity for non-profits to make some money, and/or raise its programs’ visibility with the significant foot traffic at the Marketplace.

Become a vendor

Come sell with us! New Vendors, Local Businesses & Public Welcome – Sample Vendors Include:

  • New & Used Merchandise
  • Fresh Produce
  • Fresh-Baked Goods & Pre-packaged Foods
  • Food Trucks/Vendors
  • Accessories
  • Apparel
  • Cosmetics
  • Toys
  • Crafts
  • Footwear
  • Handbags
  • Health
  • Home Decor
  • Jewelry
  • Tools
  • Live Plants
  • Novelties
  • Appliances
  • Furniture & Much More!
  • Services such as Watch Repair & Key-making are also available

Now Accepting NEW Produce & Pre-Packaged Food Vendors on Saturdays!

Space availability on a first-come-first-served basis. A Ventura County, Environmental Health Permit/Inspection License, is required.  Contact Esmeralda Juarez, Marketplace Supervisor at 805-289-6062 or email: ejuarez@vcccd.edu for more information.

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 7am & 2:30pm. Weekday office hours are available Fridays 8am - 4pm.

Rules & Regulations

Rental Rates

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