Downtown Red Deer's first Car Boot Sale is coming to Little Gaetz Ave on July 31 and September 25, 2019!
What is a Car Boot Sale?
Car Boot Sales are very popular in the UK. In England, a “Car Boot” is what they call a “car trunk”! Think of the Downtown Car Boot Sale like a garage sale, but without the garage! Load up your car, truck, or van with any items from your house that you wish to sell (or that you would normally put out in a garage sale) and come down to Little Gaetz Avenue on July 31 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the Downtown Red Deer Car Boot Sale. *Pre-registration & payment required for those wishing to sell*
How does it work?
To be a vendor at the Downtown Car Boot Sale, just complete the vendor application form. Load up your car, truck, or van (no oversized vehicles allowed) with any items you want to try to sell and come down to Little Gaetz Avenue on event day.
Everyone is invited to shop at the Downtown Car Boot Sale! It is an open street event (beginning at 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.). Pedestrians can come check out this oversized, on-street “garage sale!”.
Why do we need a Car Boot Sale?
Car Boot Sales are a fun, family friendly event that can easily tie in with other great activities and events that are already happening downtown. Hosting this event adds another draw for Red Deerians to come Downtown and offers a great opportunity for visitors to discover the weekly Downtown Red Deer Farmers’ Market, unique shops and cafés, and enjoy some live entertainment on Ross Street Patio.
Car Boot Sales let buyers check out some of the items that residents are selling in a one-stop, central location! This increases foot traffic for vendors selling items, as well as gives the buyers a lot of variety. Car Boot Sales are also a great alternative for those who may not have a garage to host their own sale, or for those vendors spending a lot of time posting their goods for sale on social media and buy & sell pages!