Lion Dave Wickeham began the Manitowish Waters Lions Club Flea, Craft & Farm Market in 2006.  Since then, it has become one of the area's fastest growing events.  Located at the Manitowish Waters Community Center/Airport Grounds adjacent to Hwy. 51, participating vendors have found the event an opportunity to display their wares for area residents and tourists.

Lions Club representatives will be on-site Thursdays during June, July and August (and September weather permitting) at 6 AM to facilitate early setup.  Most sites are first come-first serve although sites may be reserved either seasonally, monthly or for the next week.  Sites available for the day are marked with a numbered sign.  The Grounds Supervisor will assist vendors with identifying a daily site to use.  All sites are 14 foot wide and are priced at $10 daily.  Vendors are expected to remain set up until at least 2:30 PM each Thursday.  Mark Suckow is the contact for further information at 715-476-2959.  A full set of govering Guidelines and Rules are available at the market.

Manitowish Waters Lions Club Flea Market Rules

  1. Site fees are: $10 daily - $32/$40 monthly - $90 seasonally - $12 to hold a site for the next week.  No refunds are available.
  2. The Manitowish Waters Lions Club is the sole sponsor of the event occurring every Thursday, June through August (and September weather permitting).
  3. Vendors must respect their neighbor vendor's site layout, maintain a clean site during the day and leave it clean upon their departure.
  4. Vendors must respect the peace and quiet of the Market.  There can be no barking dogs, loud radios or electronic devices or unsupervised children.
  5. Vendors may not sell or trade in fire works, drugs, firearms, ammunition, live animals or items that are obscene or vulgar.
  6. Vendors are responsible for protecting their merchandise from damage or theft.
  7. Items foe sale requiring parental approval should be kept secure and displayed discretely.
  8. Pets on the Market grounds must be maintained on a leash and their waste cleaned up immediately.
  9. Reserved sites that are unoccupied at 7:30 AM on the day of the event may be reassigned for that day at the discretion of the Lions Club Grounds Supervisor.
  10. Vendors may not sell foods or products that compete with the Lions Club concessions.  Vendors selling foods not commercially produced/processed must be licensed by the State of WIsconsin/Vilas County.  Baked goods (if for profit) must be prepared in a licensed facility.  Eggs cannot be sold at the market.  Produce is exempt from licensing.
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