Friday, May 30, 2014

Mega-garage sale is in slightly more than two weeks

There are two weeks and a day left until East Idaho’s Biggest Garage Sale, in the Hillcrest High School parking lot.

This year it will be June 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in getting a booth there, it would be wise to act now. There are a limited number available, all first-come, first-served for commercial and non-commercial vendors.

Non-commercial/residential booths are specifically for household items that you want to sell. Rather than having your own garage sale, this is an opportunity to join hundreds of other garage sales in one big, festival event. The sale is being advertised on all five Riverbend radio stations. Last year, nearly 10,000 people came to the event.

Cost for a non-commercial/residential booth (20x20) is $30. A double booth of 20×40 is $60.

Commercial booths are specifically for businesses and manufactured items that you would normally sell in a brick & mortar or online business. Traditionally, you would have a to get a sellers permit/license and to conduct business as a business owner. East Idaho’s Biggest Garage Sale is a non-traditional trade show/event where you can meet thousands of people in a “sidewalk/clearance sale” style. This event also does well for direct sales types of businesses such as Scentsy or Pampered Chef.

Cost for a 20x20 commercial booth is $250, and a double booth, 20x40, is $400.

There will be no refunds available on booth space.

Tables are available for rent from Signature Party Rentals for $20 each. Chairs are available for $5 each.

Want to know more? Click here or e-mail adella.sutton@eiradio.com.

Vendors will be allowed to set-up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13. Exhibits must be fully set-up by 6:30 a.m. on June 14, subject to a $50 penalty.