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Swap meets & Car event calender · Ballarat drags flyer or 14th · saturday 14 april · pro street drag meet this saturday @ calder · dyno day tomorrow · Ballarat. Show Type; All; Event; Autocross; Motokhana; Khanacross; Hillclimb; Non BLCC; Social; Rally; Sprint; 4WD; CAMS Training; Car Shows / Swap Meets; Drift. Sun 23 Feb , am–pm The Ballarat Swap Meet (formally known as.
Initial impressions were it is big and if you walk the entire length you would easily clock up more than 25 kays. There were quite a few gaps in the field but there was still plenty on offer.
A number of businesses had spaces but most of it was guys dragging the junk out of the shed to see if they could make an earn.Ballarat Swap Meet On a Mobility Scooter
Most of it was car related but there was the odd brick a brack and occasional stand where I thought the guy should have just kept going to the tip. If you were looking for something in particular there would be a fair chance you would find it. I saw everything for most makes and models, complete cars for restoration, restored cars, rusty shells, a gazillion parts and even the proverbial kitchen sink was for sale.
As the day wore on the crowd grew bigger although I heard a number of vendors muttering there were plenty of lookers but not many buyers. The old hands who had done it all before knew the score.
They bought their pushies with them and were pedalling around the grounds which was a smart way to get around and see what was there before it got picked over. Plenty of guys were pulling trolleys so there seemed to be interest in buying stuff. As is always the case there were some bargains and some vendors who were dreaming. In the good buys category a blue Corvette roadster pictured caught my eye.
Any packs requiring re-issue will incur an administration fee. Refund Policy A refund will only be offered to site holders cancelling sites by January After that date, refund or transfer to the following year will be at the discretion of the organisers.
Wristbands and windscreen stickers must be returned to the Ballarat Swap Meet organisers. Refer to site information and gate entrance details to minimize disruption. Gate B is the 24 hour access point for site holders after 8pm.
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Site holder entitlements Payment of site fees entitles the holder to entry throughout the Swap Meet for 2 people plus car and trailer per site. Sites are 9 metres wide by 6 metres deep. Larger vehicles will require multiple sites.
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Site holders are permitted to camp on the site. Additional vehicle passes can be purchased prior to the event refer to Vehicles section for more information and this also includes a site holder pass for the driver. Any additional passengers will need to purchase event passes.
Please note that wristbands will be issued in lieu of entry passes. See further information below. Site holders are expected to trade on both Friday and Saturday from their sites.
There is also an expectation all sites have items for sale. The available sites are for stall holders only and the purchase of additional sites for use as a private Car park is not permitted. Anyone contravening this requirement may be evicted from the Swap Meet.
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Vehicles applicable to indoor site holders must be parked in designated area. These vehicles must be located within the site holder area or conversely parked in the designated Volunteer Car Park within the larger Public Car Park. The extra vehicle pass must be pre purchased before the event and will not be available at the event. An addional fee for postage and handling may be applicable. Short term vehicle access applies to Thursday 25 th February.
A two hour limit applies. Failure to exit on time may result in the loss of the full fee or loss of the site. This opportunity is also applies to the general public on Friday and Saturday but is limited to one hour. Site holders must not exceed or extend the permitted site boundaries.
Please do not encroach on other sites. There is a maximum of 2 vehicles allowed per site.
Wristbands Site holders RED wristband identification must be worn at all times. Additional fees will apply if not worn and displayed. Please have these on prior to entry to avoid delays. The wristbands cover entrance for set-up and trading days. Entry for children under 15 years is free provided that they are accompanied by adults.
Pass Outs are replaced with the full time wearing of the wristband identification. Site holders are advised to display the wristband when exiting and again on re-entry.
Tampering with wristbands will not be tolerated. Parts will be delivered from the respective site holders to a centralized point where collection can be made by the respective buyers on proof of purchase.
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Proof of purchase simply means something to say that the item being collected is in fact theirs. A donation to the Morris Minor Club may be applicable. Catering Self-catering by site holders is permitted. In addition there will be three major foods outlet areas and several smaller areas. There will be BBQ s, Commercial vans selling chips and other hot food, sandwiches, ice-creams and drinks available from Thurs afternoon.
Some catering will be available after hours depending on demand. Gas BBQ s are permitted.
No solid fuels BBQ s or open fires are permitted. These can alter according to weather conditions. Pre-packed - ICE Pre-packed ice will be available for purchase at the central food area.