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Day of Market Operations Schedule

  • Seller check-in/set-up time 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
  • Gate closed to vendors 9:00 AM
  • Selling hours 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Clean up 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • You must be in your spot by 8:00 AM or penalties apply. (Please read contract.)


Tardy Arrival

RESERVATIONS ARRIVING AFTER 8:00 A.M. MUST WAIT IN LINE AS STANDBY VENDORS, AND WILL BE REASSIGNED SPACES ACCORDING TO A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AVAILABILITY THE DAY OF THE MARKET. You will not be allowed to drive or carry your items into the Market after 9 a.m. You cannot sell items at all, if you arrive after 9 am the day of market.

Do not leave before 3:00 PM unless you have cleared it with the Market prior to the day of the market. This is a strict safety precaution enforced on behalf of our pedestrian traffic!


Absence Notification

Please notify the Office AT LEAST 10 Working Days PRIOR TO THE MARKET if you are not able to attend. At time of withdrawal, we will reassign a spot and market date to your account balance, but no refund will be given. If you have not notified the Office and fail to arrive by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the market, your space will be released without a refund or credit to you. Please note: There are no rain checks given for rainy days, and you must still arrive at the market before 9am in order to vend.


Policies, Provisions, and Guidelines


The College does not allow for selling, display or giveaway:

  • Any type of drugs, drug paraphernalia, Tobacco products of any kind, or pharmaceuticals, legal or otherwise
  • Firearms, working or not, ammunition or explosive devices, weapons of any kind!
  • Knives, dirks, daggers (Penal Code 626.10.). Folding knives with locking blades. No selling of any types of knives whatsoever!
  • Stolen merchandise of any kind
  • Pets or any other live animals
  • Videos or cassettes which are pirated, dubbed, or in any violation of copyright law
  • Pornographic/printed materials, pictures, ceramic sculptures containing any kind of nudity.
  • Items that by sale, possession, or use are in violation of college, city, county, state, or Federal laws and any items that are misrepresented by the seller in any way.
  • No selling of any types of paints
  • Absolutely no food products sold at market without health permit or any other types of products such as pills of any type, toothpaste, mouthwash, foods, anything that requires consumer consumption, any prepared food products or beverages, alcoholic beverages.

Animals: NO DOGS OR OTHER LIVE PETS ALLOWED. Due to firm health and safety concerns, you will be asked to take the animal off the premises.

No Postings: The promotion, posting and/or distribution of material are strictly prohibited on the Flea Market grounds. The posting, distribution, or promotion of any current political candidate for re-election purposes is also prohibited. Copies of the College Posting and Distribution Policies are available at the Registration & Information Tent.

Electronics: Please do not play radios or other music so loud that it disturbs your neighbors. If you require use of a portable generator, a low-volume machine is recommended.

Display: Arrange your items neatly. No items shall be displayed directly on the asphalt. Use of a table or blankets are recommended. Do not sell out of your vehicle! The Market Staff reserves the right to control noise levels of all vendors.

The College reserves the right to approve all items for sale, displayed, or given away.

License Information: If you are planning to sell used items at the Flea Market more than twice a year or selling crafts or new items, you must get a Resale License (sellers permit) from the State Board of Equalization by calling (510)622-4100 for forms and information. In addition, all sellers are required to be licensed by the City of Hayward. Contact the City of Hayward at (510)583-4600 for forms and information. Licenses must be current and available for verification at all times. For Department Of Food And Agriculture information, call (916)654-0435. All licensing questions should be directed at the State Board of equalization, or the City of Hayward.

Alameda County Health Permit: If you plan to sell any food items you must obtain a health permit in addition to the licenses referenced above (3 total). The number to call is (510)567-6708.

Food Items: The College reserves the right and privilege to approve all food vendors. All food Vendors will be required to fill out a food contract and reservation form. You must have the following:

  • A current Health Department Permit and Liability Insurance 510-567-6754
  • State of California Sellers Permit and 510-622-4100
  • City of Hayward Business License 510-583-4600

You would also be responsible for abiding to these guidelines as well as the ones set forth for food vendors. Permission must be given prior to selling food items. For information, call 510-723-6918.

Etiquette: Communicate with your neighbor. PLEASE TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED. Cooperate with your neighbors. This will save time, confusion, confrontations, and most importantly, make our market a pleasurable location to vend your goods and promote a long business relation with both the market management and your vending neighbors. Vandalism, profanity, verbal abuse, sexual harassment, or physical aggression will not be tolerated. Violators are subject to immediate removal from the Market (temporarily or permanently). Subleasing is strictly prohibited.

Parking: All vehicles are to be parked at the back of the selling space, crosswise to the two parking spaces. This method is designed to allow both you and your neighbor’s maximum selling space. Do not park by just pulling in, as you would normally park. This blocks the view of both yours and your neighbor’s merchandise. One (1) vehicle per vending spot. All other vehicles must be parked in customer parking. Lot B is free parking on Flea Market days only.

Cleaning & Release: Do not leave unsold merchandise in your selling space at the end of the day. Trash bags are provided to sellers as needed. As of November 2002 sellers are no longer allowed to deposit their waste, cardboard, or hazardous materials on the Chabot College Campus. Vendors who violate waste provisions set forth by the Chabot College Safety Department will be cited by the Chabot College Safety Staff. Effective February 2005 there will be a $25 fee assessed to those who leave their space uncleaned.


Directions to the Chabot College Flea Market

  • From the North: 880 South to Winton Ave. West exit. Go to 3rd light, turn left (Hesperian). Go to 4th light (1 on each block); turn right, into parking lot.
  • From the South: 880 North to Jackson St., Hwy 92. Go West toward the San Mateo Bridge. Take Hesperian Blvd. north exit. Counting traffic light at end of exit as #1, go to 3rd light and turn left into parking lot.
  • From West Bay: Take San Mateo Bridge, Hwy 92 East. Take Hesperian Blvd. exit, and turn left at light. Go to 3rd light and turn left into the parking lot.
  • From the East (inland): 580 West, merge onto I-238 (very briefly), merge onto 880 Southbound ramp (towards San Jose), from 880 South, follow directions From the North.


If additional information is requested, please contact the Flea Market Staff at (510) 723-6918, or e-mail CCFleaMarket@clpccd.cc.ca.us.

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