Planning your day always makes for the best bargain hunting
Here are a few important points you should think about before you
Plan on starting early and staying late.
Saturday 12pm-5pm and Sunday 7am-4am. Admission is $5.00 per day for adults (Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free).
If you are planning on purchasing furniture,
remember to measure the space to assure it will fit. Things look very different in the wide open fairgrounds than they will fit in your home. We even recommend bringing a tape measure with you
just in case.
Decide who to bring for your shopping buddy.
Two sets of eyes to find that bargain are better than one set. Remember to charge your cell phone just in case you go in separate directions. We wouldn't want anyone getting lost in the
There are designated handicapped parking but do remember there are 100’s of dealers over acres and acres so
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Always be
ready for any sort of weather. It could be rainy, snowing, windy, or just dusty. We have dealers outside, inside, and under sheds. No matter what the weather, we will be there! Some buildings are air
We recommend bringing cash to shop. Not
all dealers accept credit cards or checks. Just in case you find more than you planned, you can always stop by the ATM's on the fairgrounds. There are also banks by the Randall road
We sell food all day! We have multiple
kitchens around the fairgrounds that sell classic American food. Other Mentionables for food include Otto's Corn and Lemonade (near the North Trades building), Ingrish's Pastries and cakes (in the
Expo Center), and Mr. Morkert (in the Rabbit building) with Coffee Drinks.
If you see something you like, make sure to
buy it then. It may not be there when you walk back in a few hours. Most dealers will hold it for you after you pay, however. We are happy to stamp your hand in order to leave the grounds and
Finally think of how you are going to fit all
of your purchases in your car before you come. You may just need the U-haul. We do not want you leaving friends or family behind just to get your things home.