Coming to the swap? Please RSVP!
Halloween is creeping up but don't be scared of dropping your cash on costumes, accessories and decorations. Why buy a brand new costume you'll only wear for a few hours when you can trade for a gently-used one that's new to you? Recycle your spooky goodies and find some "new" Halloween items. Bring in your child's outgrown black cat accessories and pick up a superhero costume; trade in tombstone lawn decorations for a new sound effects CD to play during trick-or-treating. Gather up your unwanted costumes, wigs, wings, masks, decorations, horror movies and bring them to the Halloween Swap Meet!
Bring at least one gently used Halloween costume or other Halloween themed item to trade. You can bring up to 10 items to this event. For every item you bring, you will receive one bartering token, which will serve as your swap currency to exchange for another Halloween item.
When you arrive, we will record the number of items you've brought and hand you your tokens. All costumes will be placed on common tables according to sizes. You will also have the time to browse what other costumes are being offered. The swapping fun will commence at 3pm.
To ensure fairness, we'll pick names out of a hat so, one-by-one, each person will have their own time to select a Halloween costume, accessory or decoration they would like to take back. Each participant will be able to grab one item on their first round. Once everyone has picked an item, we will go on to round two, once again drawing names from a hat. In the last few rounds, it will be 'free for all', which means that everyone will have the liberty to take what they like at the same time!
If you have brought five items, you will be able to trade them for five of any costumes or Halloween decorations. Whatever piques your interest. Any leftovers will be donated to a charity. No cash transactions, just pure swapping!
We have laid out a few simple guidelines to keep the event running smoothly:
See you on Saturday! Doors open at 2:30pm.