FAQs

Thank you for your interest in the Fieldhouse Flea Market! If you have a question that is not addressed below, please drop us a line

We'll see you at the Fieldhouse Flea on Saturday, March 17, 2018!

Attend the Flea Market

Q&A about: Parking, Tickets, Basic Info, and LogisticsQ&A about: Vendors, Women's League Booths, Raffle, golden ticket

Participate in making the Flea Market happen

Q&A about: Becoming a vendor, donating items, getting involved 

Where can I purchase tickets and what do they cost?
Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the event only.

$5 per person for 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. admission
$10 per person for Early Entry (between 8 and 9:30 a.m.)

All proceeds from entry fees go towards student scholarships! If possible, please use cash so that 100% goes to scholarships and not to transaction fees. Thanks!

What are the Fieldhouse Flea Market hours? Can I re-enter?
Early Entry begins at 8:00; regular admission begins at 9:30 a.m. The Fieldhouse Flea closes at 4 p.m. Your entry stamp allows you to come and go throughout the day.

Are there any discounts available for admission?
Because the Fieldhouse Flea Market benefits student scholarships, we do not offer discounts. ~Unless you happen to be 2 years old or under, then you may enter for free starting at 9:30. (Parents, please keep in mind that the event will likely be quite crowded. Strollers can make it very difficult to navigate the shopping aisles.)

What forms of payment are accepted at vendor booths?
Women’s League booths accept cash only, with all proceeds going towards student scholarships. The nearest ATM is a few blocks away, so come prepared! Most other vendors accept both cash and credit cards.

I've found so many fabulous treasures that I've run out of cash. Where's the nearest ATM?
Currently, the only ATM on campus is located at Wheelock Student Center—building 52 on the Campus Map. The next closest ATM is on Union Avenue at the 6th Avenue Street Wells Fargo Bank.

What's the parking situation?
Parking is free! Check out the Campus Map. Parking lots are marked with "P." The 11th street lot (P3) nearest to the Fieldhouse (28) fills quickly. The next best options will be along the curb on 11th; the small lot at Weyerhaeuser Hall (P2); the spaces along Lawrence (P12, 11, 10), including the lot at the Wheelock Student Center (P1); and also the lots accessed from Union street, P4 & P13. 

How do I get to the upstairs vendors, Grandma's Attic, and Books? Where is the elevator?
Review the Fieldhouse Flea Market Map in advance, and watch for wall signage pointing the way on the day of the event! Two sets of stairs are located in the lobby. The elevator is located near the lobby--behind the Snack Bar.

A third set of stairs is located at the back of the building, in the southeast corner and leads directly to the upstairs vendors, including Grandma's Attic and Books.

What sort of food will be available?
In addition to vendors offering Deliciousness, the Women's League is partnering with Puget Sound's talented Dining and Conference Services to provide grab-and-go options at the Snack Bar. Plus, in celebration of our 50th anniversary, look for homemade Lemon Tarts using the original recipe from 1968! (Read the 2017 news release for the story behind the tarts.)

>>>Prefer to sit down while you nosh? The bleachers upstairs are a great place have a seat and watch the action below while you plan your next shopping target!

Where are the restrooms?
Multi-stalled restrooms (and also water fountains) are located upstairs in the hallway on either side of the building. Look for the large green areas marked on the Fieldhouse Flea Market Map.

Two wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral, single-stall family restrooms are located near the elevator, behind the Snack Bar on the downstairs level. If possible, we request that you use the upstairs facilities to ensure that those who need accessible facilities have first priority. Thanks!

What kind of event is the Fieldhouse Flea Market?
This is much more than just a tag sale. This community event and scholarship fund raiser is a mash-up of a rummage sale, an antiques/vintage show, and an artisan crafts fair.

What types of items will I find at the Flea Market?
There's a wide range of wonderful vendors! Here's the list of 2018 vendors, grouped by Antique, Vintage, Repurposed; Artisans & Creatives; Deliciousness; Garden; Jewelry; Paper, Letterpress, and Prints; Soaps, Salves, Balms, Etc.; Textiles and Clothing; and Women's League Booths.

Which booths are run by Women's League volunteers?
Areas staffed by the Women's League (with proceeds going to scholarships) are marked with maroon on the Fieldhouse Flea Market Map. Downstairs, they include the Raffle, Souvenir Table, Tart Booth, and Snack Bar near the lobby; plus the the Boutique, Jewelry, and Furniture located in the "Logger" room and the southeast corner of the building. Upstairs, again in the southeast corner, is Grandma's Attic, and Books 

How does the Raffle work? Do I need to be present to win?
Located in the Lobby of the Fieldhouse, the Women's League Raffle features wonderful prizes donated by many of our fabulous vendors—marked with asterisks on the Vendor List and Fieldhouse Flea Market Map. (2017 prizes shown above.)

Tickets are $1 apiece. Or—if you like a bargain—for each $5 you spend, you get a free ticket! $5 = 6 tickets, $10 = 12, $20 = 24, etc. All proceeds benefit scholarships, so buy lotttts of tickets! ($100 = 120 tickets!)

Various prize packages are assembled, and you "vote" to win your preferred prize with each Raffle ticket you purchase. Happily, no matter how many tickets you purchase, you only have to write your contact information once! 

The drawing will occur as the day winds down, likely around 3:30, but check the table on the day of the event for confirmation. You need not be present to win—we'll call to arrange a time for you to pick it up.

What is the Golden Ticket?
In celebration of the 50th (golden) anniversary of the Fieldhouse Flea Market, we're offering Golden Tickets to 5 lucky winners in the weeks leading up to the event. Golden Ticket holders will win free entry to the Fieldhouse Flea—skipping to the front of the lineplus a swag bag filled with goodies and special discounts! 

Want to enter to win a Golden Ticket? Follow our us on Facebook or Instagram for details.

Who designed the poster?
Chandler O'Leary, local artist and vendor at the Fieldhouse Flea Market was commissioned to create graphics for our 50th anniversary poster. We love what she came up with, don't you? Want to take a poster home? A limited quantity of special edition posters, printed on 100lb card stock and initialed by Chandler, will be available for sale at the Souvenir table in the Lobby for $10 each!

How are vendors selected?
If you're a local small business/artist/maker who is interested in hosting a booth at the Fieldhouse Flea Market, please visit our vendor web page for application criteria, dates, and process.

I have items to donate...
Terrific! We're seeking donations of items in good condition for Grandma's Attic and the Boutique, as well as the Books, Furniture, and Jewelry sections run by the Women's League. Please plan to bring your donations to the field house on Wednesday, March 14 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (If this time frame doesn't work for you, please let us know and we'll try to make other arrangements.)

Here's what we need...and what you'll find when you come to shop!
Grandma's Attic and Boutique: Collectibles; vintage and antique items; jewelry* & accessories (but no clothing, please); housewares such as linens, dishes, crystal, flatware, kitchen gadgets, etc.; home and garden decor; holiday items; craft supplies; tools; games; toys; sporting goods; camping gear; and other treasures!
Books: Print and audio books, maps, movies, and music (vinyl and CDs/DVDs)
Furniture: Tables, chairs, desks, bookcases, sofas, lamps, mirrors, rugs, trunks, bicycles, exercise equipment, outdoor furniture, and other odds & ends—one year we had a home safe and a wringer washer!

*The jewelry display at the Fieldhouse Flea Market attracts buyers seeking intact items, but also crafters in search of pieces and parts. Here are the types of items we're looking for...
Intact and functioning (or broken!): jewelry, watches, rosaries, belt buckles, keys, buttons, thimbles.
Pieces and parts, such as: single earrings, jewelry missing stones, brooches missing pins, necklaces & bracelets missing clasps, loose stones, beads, broken chain; plus any other small doodads that crafters might wrap with wire, dangle, or otherwise incorporate into their jewelry creations.
League members, please bring your donations for the jewelry display to the January and February Women’s League Luncheons so we can get a head start on prepping and displaying items. Thanks!

How can I get involved with the planning, preparation, promotion, and presentation of the Fieldhouse Flea Market?

Join the Women's League! This is a wonderful group of accomplished alumnae, spouses of alumni, current and retired staff members, friends of the college, and parents of students. We meet throughout the school year...gathering for lunch and conversation, learning about Puget Sound from faculty and staff presenters, and preparing for the Fieldhouse Flea. Learn more about the organization, and become a member!

What is the date of the 2019 Fieldhouse Flea Market?
Planning ahead? Typically, the Fieldhouse Flea is held in March during Puget Sound's Spring Break. So tentatively, that sets the date for Saturday, March 23, 2019. Follow the Women's League Facebook page and Instagram for first notice confirming the event.