The Flea Market is open to all and rotates between Camps Courtney and Foster each weekend (exception being, no Flea Market on the 5th weekend). Vendors must arrive on-site and sign up and pay the $15 fee (cash only) one hour prior to opening (no exceptions). Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see flea market rules below for more information.
For more information, call the MCCS Special Events Office. Contact information can be found on this page.
Flea Markets may be cancelled due to inclement weather and other situations that may involve the safety of our sellers and buyers. Please check this page for updates and cancellations.
In consideration for receiving permission to participate in MCCS Flea Markets, sellers assume all risks and release the U.S. Government and its officers, employees, Marine Corps Base, Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan personnel and sponsors of said activity from liability for all claims for loss or damage to property and injury or death to persons arising from participation in the above said activity. Vendors accept all risks involved in the activity and must read and understand the Flea Market Rules. Failure to abide by any of the Flea Market Rules may lead to immediate expulsion from the flea market area as well as temporary or permanent disbarment from taking part in future flea market events at the discretion of the MCCS Special Events Program Manager or Flea Market Coordinator.
HEALTH & SAFETY
- Please make use of hand sanitizer/hand wash stations
- No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed
- The Flea Market opens to sellers at 11 a.m. at Camp Foster and 6 a.m. at Camp Courtney. The Flea Market opens to the public at noon on Camp Foster and 7 a.m. at Camp Courtney.
- The Flea Markets end at 3 p.m. on Camp Foster and 10 a.m. on Camp Courtney. Sellers must complete their final sales and are responsible for cleaning their designated areas before closing times.
- Anyone entering before opening time must be a seller with SOFA status and have a valid Department of Defense (DoD) identification card. The following are exceptions to this rule:
- Visiting family members with valid passports who are accompanying sellers.
- Local national family members with valid DoD ID cards who are accompanying sellers.
- Payment of fees guarantees a designated selling area at the Flea Market on the scheduled day; it does NOT grant a pre-assigned/reserved selling area. Selling areas are designated on a first-come, first-served basis. Flea Market personnel will direct the parking.
- Entrepreneurs/Commercial Vendors—SOFA status/DoD ID Card-holding personnel who are entrepreneurs or commercial vendors wishing to participate in MCCS-sponsored flea markets must have receipts to verify that the merchandise they plan to sell was purchased from the local economy. If merchandise was purchased off-island, both receipts and custom forms accompanying the merchandise on delivery are required to be presented upon request as proof of tax payments.
- SOFA-status Entrepreneurs/Commercial Vendors must pre-register at the Special Events office located on Camp Foster in Bldg. 5677 and must have receipts for their merchandise showing that it was purchased from the local economy. If the merchandise was purchased off-island, both receipts and customs forms are required. Custom forms will accompany the merchandise when it is mailed to an off-base post office.
- Sellers are responsible for obtaining other desired supplies, e.g., tables, canopies, tarps, chairs, etc. Supplies, when available, may be rented from MCCS Outdoor Recreation for the duration of the Flea Market. Visit Outdoor Recreation for details.
- Sales must be confined to the parking lot assigned for the flea market on the respective camp.
- Items that cannot be sold:
- New Items Items that have never been used or worn, still in the original packing, still have tags, etc., may NOT be sold at the flea market. Exception: Sellers who provide proof, i.e., customs forms and receipts, showing that required taxes have been paid on the items they will be selling
- Food Items No food items of any kind may be sold or given away. This includes Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), candy, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables, etc. Exception: MCCS activities will be permitted to operate food concessions
- Arts and Crafts Items Arts and Crafts items constructed or manufactured in any MCCS or MWR facility are prohibited.
- Flammable Liquids or Gases Items including, but not limited to, gasoline, Coleman fuel, Sterno cups, etc. may NOT be sold.
- Firearms and Weapons Items including, but not limited to, BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, spear guns, bows, knives, etc. may NOT be sold.
- Ammunition Items including, but not limited to, bullets, pellets, BBs, paintball pellets, arrows, etc. may NOT be sold.
- Pornographic Material
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Tobacco Products
- Live Animals or Pets Exception: Only advertisements of pets given (free of charge) to good homes are allowed.
- Fake, Imitations of Copyrighted Items Items including but not limited to, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Coach, Rolex, Prada, etc. may NOT be sold.
- Pirated media on any digital storage device, video, cassette, DVD, computer disk, etc. may NOT be sold.
- Rain checks, when issued, must have the Flea Market Coordinator's signature to be validated. Rain checks expire 30 days from the signature date.
- No new items sent through FPO/APO boxes may be sold, unless proof can be provided that the proper taxes have been paid.
- Pedestrians are NOT to cross Hwy 58 except at marked intersections.