Category: News

Metal Swap Meet 2021 Vendor User Agreement

By buying vendor spots, you agree to the following:

Arrive no later than 9:00AM on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the following address: Setting Sun Sake8680 Miralani Dr UNIT 120, San Diego, CA 92126

We will supply you with (1) 2.5×6 foot table, and (2) folding chairs. You may bring a canopy that fits in your 10×10′ space. It cannot exceed beyond that, as a courtesy to your neighbors. 

Power is NOT provided. No generators please. If you have silent battery power, that’s fine.

Please have our tables and chairs free by 5:30PM. They are rented, and need to be picked up. 

Please be nice to our staff. They are volunteers, and do this for the love of the event. We also expect the staff to be courteous to all vendors and attendees. 

No alcoholic drinks in the outside areas, including your vendor space. There are breweries and a winery on site. Feel free to enjoy adult beverages there. If you are spotted with an alcoholic beverage outside of designated areas, you will be asked to dispose of it, or to leave. Please be respectful to us on this one.

Please clean up. Bring a bag for your trash, and take it with you. Do not leave your broken canopies, chairs, or anything else. If we find out you left trash, you will not be allowed to vend at future events. Do not fill up the dumpsters for the business park.

Watch your merch. We have not had many issues with theft, and we don’t want any issues. Bring a friend or two to help you watch your stuff. Also help your neighbors. We are a community and look out for each other. 

Want to sponsor? Get a hold of me. You can sponsor for as little as $400, and it includes a priority vendor spot near the entrance. You also get your logo on the flyer as well as social media shout outs.

Flyer is coming soon. We don’t have live music nailed down yet, but we are talking to a few metal bands, and we will have bands this year for sure with a proper stage like in 2019. We will also have Derek Riggs and DJ Katon back. 
If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me, and I will try to respond in a timely manner. 
Vendor spots can be purchased via credit card or Paypal at the link below. Thank you!

Metal Swap Meet 2021 update coming soon

Yes, there will be a Metal Swap Meet in 2021

We have been many questions about if and when to expect the next Metal Swap Meet. We have been looking at the current COVID climate and have decided that it’s quite possible to have the event this year, we just are not sure about the capacity of the event. We will have a date and location announced very soon. We appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication!

On another note, keep an eye on our YouTube channel and Podcasts, as well as our Facebook page. We often discuss things there that we forget to post here.

No Metal Swap Meet in 2020 (and other news)

Safety of our community is our highest priority

These are obviously not ordinary times. 2020 has seen cancellations of major US festivals like Psycho Las Vegas, and Maryland Deathfest. Hospitalizations and deaths in the US continue to climb. Regulations seem to change from week-to-week, regarding nearly all facets of our public life. Metal Swap Meet has always been about the metal community. We want our attendees, vendors, staff, and bands to have a great experience, and to be safe. The thought of any of our metal family getting sick, or worse, is terrifying. We have decided to cancel the Metal Swap Meet for 2020. Your continued support is so inspiring. We plan to have the next Metal Swap Meet in October 2021. We really appreciate the support from our hosts Setting Sun Sake. Please support them in this time of need by ordering some sake online. We hope to be back at their location for the next one!

Many of our vendors rely on the Metal Swap Meet for income, and if you are a vendor, and would like a mention on our social media platforms, contact us. If you would like to support our vendors, buy from them online. If you don’t remember who they are, feel free to contact us, and we will try to track down their information for you.

Metal Killing Hunger

In more positive news, we have teamed up with Norm Leggio (Psychotic Waltz, Nukem), who was owner of Blue Meannie Records, and have been auctioning off some rare metal merch on our Facebook page. All proceeds go to San Diego Food Bank. We have had so many generous bidders, and there are still more to come.

Metal Trivia

Speaking of Facebook, we have been live streaming metal trivia on about a bi-weekly basis. Come hang out with Brian, Israel, Vince and Luis, as we try to stump your metal knowledge. We respond to your comments, and it’s just a fun time in general. We tend to do it every other Thursday. Check your local listings on our page.

Have any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line.