The Union Marketplace Del Mar 4 Event Schedule Halloween Edition


The allure of trading cards has captured the imaginations of many, bridging generations and sparking countless memories. The Union Marketplace is proud to present a three-day trading card extravaganza like no other. Whether you're an avid sports card collector, a Pokémon enthusiast, or someone who cherishes pop-culture collectibles, this is your haven.

As the autumn leaves begin to fall, we're adding a twist to our trading card showcase. With a hint of Halloween in the air, we're not only celebrating the art of collecting but also adding a sprinkle of festive fun. Dive deep into a realm filled with rare finds, passionate trades, and the shared joy of discovering that one card or collectible you've been searching for.

Each day of our event promises unique offerings and surprises, ensuring a memorable experience tailored for both seasoned collectors and newcomers to the world of trading cards.

The Grand Kickoff: Preview Night (Friday, 4pm to 9pm)

The weekend begins with a promise of what's to come. This exclusive sneak peek lets you engage with our carefully curated vendors, showcasing a myriad of treasures from sports cards to pop-culture collectibles. As you navigate the aisles, remember to collect your swag bag—a little token to start your journey with us. This evening serves as a perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with the vendor layout, making mental notes of your must-visit spots for the days ahead.

The Main Event: Halloween Extravaganza (Saturday, 10am to 6pm)

Saturday is where the magic truly unfolds. The Union Marketplace transforms, embracing the whimsy and fun of Halloween:

  • Dress to Impress: Our Costume Contest Showdown is the place to flaunt your creative or spooky ensembles. And with cash prizes (for vendors) and sealed boxes (for attendies) on the line, the stakes are as thrilling as the costumes themselves!
  • Little adventurers, mark your calendars for the Trick or Treat Trails between 12pm and 4pm. A trail of treats awaits.
  • Capture memories of the day with our Phantom Photos stations, including a state-of-the-art 360° booth.
  • Feel the beats with DJ Iron Man's Haunted Beats and grab those photo moments.
  • Young attendees, be one of the lucky few to start your journey with an Mystery Pack (limited quantity available). Every pack is a surprise waiting to be unveiled.
  • Pokémon enthusiasts, our Pokémon Alley is your haven. Dive deep into the Pokémon world with the seasoned pros from Sanctum Comics Games and Cards.
  • And for those feeling lucky, our Raffles on the Hour from 12pm to 4pm might just have your name written on one of the prizes!

The Grand Finale: Collectors' Day (Sunday, 10am to 4pm)

As we approach the end of our showcase, Sunday offers a chance to reconnect, reflect, and finalize those pending deals. Whether you're looking to revisit certain vendors, make final trades, or simply soak in the ambiance of The Union Marketplace one last time, this day promises opportunities and cherished memories.

Join us for this unparalleled gathering and let's celebrate the joy of collecting together. We can't wait to welcome you to The Union Marketplace