We are now open and accepting vendors/sellers for this years event. This is an outdoor, tail-gate style swap fest. Work out of your vehicle or bring your own tables! (The Country Store, an ARRL and club tables, refreshments, and some club member vendor tables will be indoors in the Senior Citizen Center
Swap Fest Details
Date: August 24th, 2013
Location: Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St., Des Moines, WA. 98198.
Talk-in: STAR Repeater 146.660+PL 103.5
Time: Vendors will be selling between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. unless they choose to leave early. We request vendors not sell before 9 a.m. (Vendors should arrive at 8 a.m. Vendors arriving earlier can probably begin setup earlier, but this will depend upon availability of club members.)
Cost for Buyers: Admittance for all buyers is just $3.00 per person including FREE Parking. Persons under 12 are free with a paid adult. Payment may be made in cash, by check, or money order.
Cost for Vendors: Vendor Spaces are $15.00 a spot (car space size). Payment may be made at the swapfest in cash, by check, or money order. This charge includes one admission for the seller. Additional helpers for the vendor are $3 each. A second spot can be purchased for an additional $5.00.
Seller AC Power: Limited power is available - bring your own 50' extension cords and call the numbers below to verify availability.)
Country Store Procedures: The country store will be indoors at the Senior Citizen Center, and will physically open at 9:00 a.m. Its items include donations to the Club as well as club member items on consignment. Country Store items are listed with prices on our CraigsList ad. There will be no early sales of any donated or consigned item. Sales will begin immediately at 9:00, and listed prices will remain firm until 10:00 a.m. During that hour, if two or more buyers are simultaneously present and willing to purchase the same item at the listed price, the country store staff will conduct an immediate auction among the willing buyers to resolve the purchase conflict.
Door Prizes/Raffle: Prizes include a Baofeng UV-5RC dual-band hand-held transceiver along with other items. Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for 6, and will be available at the country store. Announcements will be made periodically throughout the day.