FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR SHOPPERS PLANNING TO ATTEND FLEA FEST
1. Is this event at Burton Coliseum?
Sort of! It is on the property of Burton Coliseum, Now known as Burton Complex, on Gulf Hwy, close to the Lake Charles Airport. BUT...Flea Fest is held IN THE EVENT BARN, which is the big blue and gray building just south of Burton Coliseum. It is attached to Burton Coliseum via an alley way. Just to clarify, it is NOT in the outdoor rodeo arena and it is NOT inside the big round coliseum.
2. How much are tickets?
Tickets for the regular show are $5 for adults and FREE for 12 & under. Tickets for the Saturday Morning Early Bird Hour (Allowing pre-entry at 8am) are $10 for adults and FREE for 12 & under.
3. Where can I purchase tickets?
Both Regular tickets and Early Bird tickets will be available for cash purchases at the gate upon entry. NO ONLINE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW, SORRY.
4. Is there a charge for parking?
Good News! There is plenty of FREE PARKING available! We do additionally offer an up-close VIP Parking lot with an entrance on the Northwest corner of the barn. VIP Parking in this lot is $2 per vehicle.
5. Will there be food at the festival?
OH YES! We have several delicious options throughout our food vendor area. We also provide a diner area for shoppers to sit and relax a while before getting back to the shopping!
6. Why is there an admission cost?
To keep the cost of vendor space affordable, we must charge a small entrance fee. There are huge costs involved with putting on an event like this, and unlike some events which own the property on which they hold their shows, we have costs for ours. Other costs, like advertising, staffing, insurance, and more add up quickly!
7. May I bring my dog to Flea Fest?
While we LOVE PETS, we ask that you do not bring in outside pets for the safety of your pet and for the safety and comfort of all our shoppers. There are large crowds at this event, and having a pet in this situation may be very stressful for the pet and could also cause your pet to react unusually to other people. To avoid potential liability of a dog bite, or other problems, we ask that you please play it safe and leave your pet at home.
8. What if I buy a big piece of furniture...How can I load it? And how can I get it home?
We are very fortunate to have loading services provided by the Joint Military Cadets. The boys will be on hand at the South Opening of the barn to pick up the bulky item from the booth where it was purchased and take it to the pick up area for the shopper. They will also help load items into shoppers vehicles. Please first see the cadets, then bring your vehicle to the pick-up area as they direct. PLEASE REMEMBER THESE FINE BOYS ARE WORKING FOR TIPS! So please be kind and donate to their worthy cause. We hope to offer a delivery service in the future. We are in negotiations for a deal with a company to do this. Check back for more on this.
9. Is there handicap parking available?
Handicap parking spaces are available inside the VIP parking area. To gain access, just inquire with the vip parking attendant at the VIP parking gate entrance.
10. Will there be an ATM at the event?
YES! The ATM will be located in front of the office in the center of the barn (near the DJ Booth).
11. What happens if it rains?
The show goes on as planned! Our venue is entirely covered so it will go on rain or shine! The only thing that MIGHT stop us would be a HURRICANE!
12. Will there be mobility scooters available for rent?
Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer mobility scooters for rent but if we are able to locate a company in the future, we will happily make this service available.