Now accepting applications for the 2018 season!

The Central Flea is a ode to our roots; a Cambridge-style flea welcoming all styles of goods from Boston Art and Vintage to Afrocentric  and Salvage, Food Trucks to Fair Trade. All are welcome to join us in celebrating Urban Diversity in the cultural epicenter of Cambridge, Central Square! Held every Sunday, May through October.




Makers, Vintage, Imports, & Prepared Food:
10 x 10 Reserved Space = $40  
10x10 Standby Space = $60
10x 20 Reserved Space = $65
Fashion Truck Reserved = $65
Food Trucks Reserved = $125

* additional fees include a $10 Cambridge licensing fee and $25 Temp food permit fee for food vendors

* standby vendors may come the day of the market with no reservation needed, if there is room availiable
you may vend for the day, Credit card or cash is accepting on site the day of, Due to advance food permitting by the City of Cambridge, we only accept non-food vendors the day of as standby*

All payments are due two weeks prior to each reserved date. You can make a payment by click HERE


Vintage and Antique Dealers
Food Trucks
Specialty Food Makers
Import Vendors
Fair Trade Vendors
Community Non-Profits
Street Artists and Performers

Tents & Equipment:    

All vendors must supply their own necessary tents, displays, signs, tables and other equipment needed to vend at the Central Flea, We do not supply or rent any items.

    Tax ID Certificates:

    Tax ID Numbers are required in Massachusetts. All Exhibitors must be in compliance with State & Federal Tax Laws and display Tax ID Certificate in booth. This is required for both in state and out of state vendors. If you do not have a tax id certificate, you can obtain one online in a few minutes at no cost. Click HERE to register with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

    Health and License Requirements: Food Vendors Only*

    If accepted, each vendor will be required to obtain a Cambridge Board of HealthTemporary Food Service Permit. Additionally, you must pass health and fire inspections prior to the event start time on the days of the festival. In order to obtain the temporary health permit you must email us the following documents after submitting your application below:

    1. Food Truck Permit
    2. Serve Safe Documentation
    3. License from certified inspected kitchen/commissary

    A comprehensive setup email will be sent to accepted vendors the week prior to each scheduled market with your space and time assignment. Our staff will be assisting during setup/breakdown, and will be onsite throughout day to address your needs. 

      Cancellation Policy:

      All cancellation requests must be made two weeks prior to your reserved date.. If you cancel after two weeks of the date of the market, we do not offer refunds of any amount due to the proximity of the event. Once you cancel,  you forfeit your spot in the market and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space. 

      Weather Policy:

      The Central Flea is a rain or shine market. By choosing to participate in a rain or shine market, vendors assume all risks associated with adverse weather conditions. In the event of a closing due to severe weather, reserved vendors will receive a credit only for a future market date.


      Join Our Facebook Vendor Resource Page:

      A private group has been created for accepted vendors. This new page will be an internal resource page for accepted vendors of New England Open Markets only. Our staff will post reminders, updates, social media campaigns and other important info pertaining to the markets. Vendors may also use this new group page as an open forum to share ideas, suggestions and to sell products to each other. We encourage you to join after being accepted. 


      Central Square is a Cultural District, a designation that ties our diverse communities together through our unique proliferation of public art, entertainment, education, food and street culture. Central Square is the originator and host of exciting cultural events – occurring nightly and seasonally. Special events in C2 include the Central Elements and the Cambridge Science Festival, The World’s Fair, The Taste of Cambridge, A Festival of Dumplings, Pop-up Mini Golf, Lunch in the Park, Farmer’s Markets, A Superhero 5k, and the City Wide Dance Party, drawing annual audiences to the square in excess of 1,000,000 happy event-going people.

      Central Square is constantly evolving while staying true to its core identity as an authentic, unique and eclectic place to live, work and play. The Square is part of the MIT and Cambridge College campuses and has long been a destination for students, faculty, visiting scholars, artists, and creative business owners due to our rich and varied cultural activities.

      Promoter Statement:

      The Central Flea man­agers and pro­mot­ers reserve the right to restrict or ter­mi­nate any vendor’s activ­ity or remove any prod­uct, which, in their opin­ion, is objec­tion­able or inap­pro­pri­ate or is detri­men­tal to the qual­ity of the event as a whole. In the event of any restric­tions or evic­tions, the Central Flea and its affil­i­ates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses. The Central Flea man­agers and pro­mot­ers reserves the right to remove, with­out refund or recourse, any exhibitor who mis­rep­re­sents him­self or his prod­uct. In addi­tion, the pro­moter reserves the right not to select ven­dors who may not be suit­able for the market. The Central Flea reserves the right to amend or add to the applic­a­ble rules per­tain­ing to and gov­ern­ing the We Love Local at any time dur­ing and before the oper­at­ing sea­son without notice. The inter­pre­ta­tion of all the rules by the pro­mot­ers shall be final.

      Need help? Email us, we’ll be happy to help!

      2018 Central Flea Application

      Name *
      Phone *
      Please include a link to website or social media page that clearly shows pictures of your product, If you do not have a website, please send photos to
      Checkbox *
      *If you have selected standby, do not select dates*