7407 East Riverside Dr.
Ontario, CA 91761
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Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
It's sunny - bring your hat or buy one!
Ontario is the original, and one of the largest, Open Air Market in California, if not in the
U.S. It is our family's first location and is the one discussed in the
Established in 1936, this site was primarily a livestock auction that
still continues on Tuesdays each week. Goats, sheep, cattle and pigs are
sold. Hence, the pig stylized logo that Maclin uses to this day.
Historically, our roots were in the miscellaneous merchandise
sold outside the auction barn to the people who attended. Contents were
initially farm related: tools, jeans, eggs, tack, feed for animals, etc..
Ontario is located on the edge of the largest agricultural area in the county. Dairy farms, corn, strawberry, and other crops
are still surrounding this location. The market is just 5 minutes
from the 60 (Pomona) FRWY off of Euclid. We are located only 30 minutes
from downtown L.A. , 20 minutes from the snow capped San Gabriel
mountains, 40 minutes from nearby beaches and deserts.
Today's market location encompasses 40 acres. Spectators are
welcome to view the Tuesday livestock auction in progress. Cattle, goats, sheep,
pigs and horses are sold. Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, some
vendor spaces are covered within our shopping aisles. Amenities
offered include Americana fast food familiars and local specialties. We have one of the longest full
service bars in the state. Over 500 vendors sell their merchandise
on any given market day.
Products sold include: live exotic and domestic birds, fresh cut flowers
and plants, shoes, garments for the entire family, art, accessories for
the home, barber service, carpets, pet supplies, draperies and pottery.
It is quite rare that a shopper leaves the market without finding
something of great value without the high overhead. However, the supply
and availability of some goods are ever changing. Some vendors have been
with our market for more than four decades. Some vendors come for only one
day. Truly a consistent yet ever changing market. On weekends,
entertainment is often provided for your enjoyment at the outdoor food
court. A small admission fee is charged to shoppers. Free parking.
Rates: Tuesday...New Merchandise $20.00 Used
Saturday...New Merchandise $25.00 Used Merchandise $15.00
Sunday...New Merchandise $30.00 Used Merchandise $15.00
Visa, MC or Cash ONLY no checks
Enclosed spaces are $5.00 more.
Vendors may reserve a space by:
1. Prepay in advance for the covered area only either one day, one week or one month depending
upon the desired time of space use.
2. Select from space inventory on a particular day via first-come,
first-serve basis for the covered area. All vendors must arrive by 7:30 a.m. and check in with
the site manager's office. Prepaid vendors must be in their assigned
space(s) prior to 7:30 a.m.
3. For the open area, sign up for a lottery between 5:30-6:30am. Enter through Gate 10 off Riverside Drive.
Parking in any designated area is permitted, however
we encourage vendors to park on the perimeters of the grounds to allow
shoppers convenient parking.
All merchandise may be unloaded by bringing your
vehicle as close to your space as possible. Maximum speed in the market
grounds is 3 m.p.h. All vehicles must be removed from fire lanes and
aisles by 9:30 a.m.
No prepared foods or drinks can be sold. No weapons,
no items that would be inappropriate for a family venue and, of course,
nothing illegal may be sold. Primarily brand name and discount
merchandise, antiques and collectibles and crafts are
permitted. California law mandates that any vendor selling merchandise must have a resale license. Maclin Markets must have a copy
of your license on file by the time you have sold at the market twice.
Contact your local State Board of Equalization for this permit.
Listing for their offices can be found in your local
telephone book yellow pages. You will need to tell them where you are
selling; please have this address available. Directions: 2 blocks south
of the Pomoma Freeway. Exit Euclid Ave. head south. Turn left on
Riverside Drive. We are approximately 1 mile down Riverside Drive on
the right side of the road. The market is on the corner of Riverside
Drive and Campus Avenue. Site Supervisor's office is on Campus Avenue,
mid-way down the block.