Badger Steam and Gas Flea Market and Swap Meet
After a lengthy discussion, the board and members have decided that the 2020 show will be canceled because we lack sufficient volunteers to do it and do it right. We do, however, have enough help to put on a flea market the same weekend as the show, August 21-22-23. 2020. The flea market is a very popular feature of the show, and many of the vendors have been stuck at home all summer, so there should be some good stuff there.
The vendors will pay a $30 fee for each truck and trailer load. Buyers will have free admission and free parking. Food will be available on the grounds.
This spring we canceled our spring swap meet and consignment auction. This event will now be held September 18-19-20 with the consignment auction on Saturday, September 19th at 10:00 am. Vendors will pay $30 per truck and trailer load, admission is free and so is parking.
There are a couple of reasons for the two events. The first is because the showtime flea market tends to have more items such as household antiques and crafts whereas the swap meet is more centered around old iron. The second big reason is that, by the time that decision was made, ads in print had already been placed. We have received both positive and negative feedback to proceed as planned or cancel events. We have tried to make the best outcome from what this year has dealt us while being mindful of the safety and health of everyone.
Our Fall Exhibitor’s Banquet in October is postponed until 2021. There will be a Membership meeting on October 21st at 7:30 PM.