July 31, 2014

Announcing The 2015 Polka Dot Flea Dates

YaHoo!!!!   I'm officially announcing the Second Annual.....

Polka Dot Flea
Saturday and Sunday
June 13-14, 2015
Indoor/airconditioned
 Central Florida Fairgrounds
 Orlando, Florida

100 booths filled with the "Best of the Best" Vendors selling.....Vintage, Funky, Shabby, Refurbished, Rusty, Antique, Quirky, Repurposed, and Industrial Wares.

  Here's the scoop.....I am still reeling from the huge success of the first Polka Dot Flea last June. 


The only complaint we heard was "It was too crowded" (Not a bad complaint really)

So.....I knew if there was going to be another Polka Dot Flea it had to be in a larger space with more vendors.  Could I do it? Did I want to do it?  I knew I couldn't do it alone.   My son helped me with the  last Flea, would he be willing to do all of the social media, run the actual show, help with staffing and details?

The answer was....YES....YES....And.....YES!!!!

We picked the Central Florida Fairgrounds for the first Polka Dot Flea because....If...Just maybe....The Flea was a success, we wanted the option to move into a bigger space without having to change the location.......So a BIGGER space it will be!


The Polka Dot Flea is moving from 7000 sq ft to 21,000 sq ft!!!
And
From 40 to 100 booths!!!
And
From 1 day to 2 days!!!

I don't have any aspirations to grow the show larger than 100 booths.  I want this to be a once a year show that people look forward to, mark their calendars, maybe even plan their Orlando vacations around.....How cool would that be?

  The fairground features 600 camping spots with hook ups and a shower building.  We had a couple of campers at the last show....



.......And I'm hoping that we can attract a lot more to the beautiful tree lined camping spots on the lake at the fairgrounds


And I'm thrilled to say that Barr Display and Adjectives Market are both on board to be sponsors once again!

We are not quite ready to accept vendor applications.  There is  a little more work to do on the website and I want the attorney to do a little tweaking on the contract.....You will be the first to know when the Polka Dot Flea is open for vendor applications.

So there you have it...I'm scared, I'm excited, and possibly.....Just plain crazy!!!!

Happy Creating
Carol

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39 comments:

Melodee said...

haha! too crowded? that's an awesome complaint! you rock!

jill k-w said...

Carol and Bradley-This is VERY EXCITING NEWS!!! Can hardly wait receive the details!!!!!! Chuck & Jill ~
ParisFleaMarketDecor

Connie said...

Carol, I can just feel your excitement when I was reading this post. I am so happy for you.
There is certainly no moss growing under your feet, LOL.
I love it, You go girl!
Connie :)

Trout Lures said...

i am pretty much excited about this event.
Trout Lures Australia

lynn said...

wonderful! you have such a good setup and i know next year will be another huge success:)

Donna said...

You have also got to be thrilled with the huge success! Congratulations!

Linda said...

So happy for you Carol!! Can't wait to see all of the details! Wish I lived closer! Hugs, Linda

Ivy and Elephants said...

That's amazing, Carol! You have really taken that little acorn and made a mighty oak. I wish you all the luck.
Hugs,
Patti

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How wonderful, Carol! Good for you!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Yes! Congratulations on your huge expansion, I knew you could do it. I love the idea of a two day show, it makes it so much easier on the vendors and shoppers.

Donna said...

That is super exciting, Carol! I sure would love to attend if I lived closer. I know that your show next year will be an even bigger success than this years!!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Woo hoo! So looking forward and will share!

Ellie said...

This is super exciting news. I admire your attention to details, which is what made the show such a success. I can hardly wait for next year.

Congratulations on your up-and-coming show. And thanks.

Denise said...

Yippee!!! I love 2 day shows, especially when they are inside!! I am marking my calendar...and looking forward to being a part of this awesome event again! As said, your attention to detail was impeccable! You, Bradley, and your crew should be proud. Special thanks to all the fabulous customers who came out and shopped!! It was crowded...a sign of successful advertising!!

Kays Kids said...

Happy organizing. It looks a wonderful venue. I wish you all the best.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Wow, Carol. I'm impressed and confident your next show will be a huge hit as well. Congratulations.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

See Carol go!
Congrats!

Amy Jo said...

EXCITING!! I know you must be working hard to do all of this. I know it will be another success.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, YAY this is so exciting. Glad you have a new date for next year!! Two day shows are great!!
This is going to be fantastic and I know it will be another huge success!!
You Go Girl~~ have fun with the planning.
Happy Weekend!

Sheryl Red Tin Inn said...

Oh wow....how exciting..CONGRATULATIONS on the arrival of such fun.....Please post pics....so that I can dream about being able to attend....

Createology said...

Congratulations Carol. You are the reason the Polka Dot Flea is a huge success. This is truly exciting...

Ros Crawford said...

Way to go girl!! Great news!

Kathy said...

Congratulations!! The venue looks wonderful. You go girl!

Barbara said...

How wonderful for you! I wish I could attend the next one!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, Wonderful news.....count me in.
xx,
Sherry

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wonderful, wonderful... Carol!
I'm pulling for you for sure...I'm thrilled and maybe one day I'll make it there, to Orlando...I've never been.

Silvia said...

Oh wow! You will have your hands full but I am certain it will be just awesome! Shame I won't be able to see it in person :(

hopeandjoyhome said...

How exciting!A good problem to have!

Julie Shelander said...

I can't wait to attend, someday!!! Until then, I will enjoy following you on this adventure. I know it's a lot of work...but what's that saying (?) ...."when you are doing the work you love, it doesn't feel like work". (or something like that)
Hugs and Yay! - Julie

Laurie M said...

this is wonderful!! Many sales to you! I am playing catchup, its so good t visit again!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I better find me a "glamper" and come down for this sale!
Daughter took back her corset as the dress already has one in it...
warmly,
deb

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I better find me a "glamper" and come down for this sale!
Daughter took back her corset as the dress already has one in it...
warmly,
deb

Debbie said...

Neither wind, nor rain, nor dark of night...will keep me from getting polka dot fleas all over me next year.

I am going to put it on the calendar right now and tell the Duchess that she has 11 months to get those legs in order.

OR MAYBE I'll bring my luncheon club instead. That would be so fun.

Debbiedoos said...

Congrats to you again! What a great event obviously, 2nd one in the works. You will be a busy bee for the next year Carol. Retirement life is not so much retiring ehhh? LOL. This is fun stuff though that you enjoy.

Patty Antle said...

I'm going to try to get down there from Indiana. Carol, I want you to know how much I enjoyed catching up on your blog. I learned so many things about how to make things and sell them. You are an inspiration!

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I'm hoping I can make the next one
Because it looks like so much fun.
You are doing a wonderful job!

Hugs
Sissie

Kelley said...

I'm soooo happy, Carol! You did that which we all knew you could and would do with success, pizzazz and POLKA DOTS! Are you pinching yourself?!

Hugs and happy planning, girl!
Kelley~

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congrats, Carol! You deserve all the kudos! I know you will make the 2nd Flea an even bigger success than the first. I'm marking my calendar ...hoping I can make this one!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I am so proud of you Carol!!! And I know your new boudoir is going to be a knockout. I love the glass fronted furniture. Wish I had room for a piece in my bedroom. :)