November 2019 Merchant Letter

Dear Merchants,

We are just one week away from the opening of Christmas Village! After one last walk-through of the Fairgrounds and parking lots the assignments are done! 

Parking assignments will be posted on the website along with pictures of the lots (as best as I have) Friday morning.  

The plan is to open the parking at noon on Wednesday, November 13th. You will pick up your parking passes and go directly to your assigned spot. You will be allowed in the buildings at 3:00 pm. Once parked, you will be allowed to do whatever unloading you wish to prepare for move in. Even the best parking is not super close so please plan on bringing help, dollies, etc. 

We will have as many doors open as possible for move-in to help with the process.

There will be some “Flea Market Tip” workers on hand to help at your discretion per the Fairgrounds staff. These workers should have badges if they have worked with the Flea Market before.

Hours for set up: Wednesday 3pm – 7pm, Thursday 7 am – 2 pm. The VIP party starts at 3:00, entry for VIP guests is at 3:30. 

The bank is unable to open before 3:30 pm so please bring change to get started on Thursday night!

I have had several merchants inquiring about Verizon wireless service – It is true that there is very little reception for Verizon – AT&T, Cricket and Sprint work. The Fairgrounds director has Verizon and she has her phone set to wifi calling and it works. 

The Wifi has been upgraded by an additional 1/3 capacity since last weekend’s Flea Market so they are hoping to not have as many problems. It is free like in the past, you just have to sign in to the public Fairgrounds wifi.

There will be at least 2, if not 4 ATMs in the buildings that will be moved to their spots after set-up. 

Most importantly… please come with a positive attitude! The Christmas Village and Fairgrounds staffs have worked tirelessly for the past year to prepare for this show. We hope it runs smoothly but will continue to do our best to fix any issues that arise.

Thank you so much for being a part of Christmas Village 2019! We look forward to seeing you next week!


Ann McKinney

Merchant Contracting