Everything But The Garage – FAQ for Shopping at the Fredericksburg Sale What can I expect to find at the sale? Part of the fun of going to a Garage Sale is that you never know what you will find. Expect to find items typically sold at home garage sales. Examples include but are not limited to are: tools, electronics, toys, clothing, shoes, collectibles, sports memorabilia and equipment, furniture, jewelry, man cave stuff, art, purses, new items, vintage, antiques, primitives, car parts, baby equipment, and home décor. Everything But the Garage also attracts seasoned sellers who have close-out items, records, collectibles such as baseball cards, and unique flea market-type finds. A few vendors will be selling direct sales products such as Tupperware, LuLaRoe, Avon, Papparazzi, etc. We have a few commercial sellers offering goods and services as well.
How many sellers will be there? Generally, there are over 150 sellers filling up the inside the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. That is the equivalent of just under two football fields of stuff all under one roof.
Do you provide shopping bags? In the past Goodwill has provided a limited number of reusable shopping bags on Saturday morning. We hope to have them at the Sales but are not promising they will be available. They go fast, so please come prepared with your own bag(s) and / or small cart.
What do I do if I buy more than I can carry? You get your hand stamped and exit the main doors in the front of the hall to make unlimited trips back and forth to your vehicle. You may re-enter the same day as many times as you’d like.
What if I buy a large piece -- how do I get it to my vehicle? Staff is available to assist moving large item (anything that can’t be hand-carried) to your vehicle. For assistance, visit the Exhibitor Services desk near the concession area or ask any of the staff manning the entrance and exit doors. For your convenience we encourage Large items NOT to be moved out through the front doors.
Can I leave and come back into the sale? You can get your hand stamped and exit the main doors in the front of the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. You may re-enter the same day as many times as you’d like.
Where do I park? Is there a parking fee? The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center has FREE on-site parking! Enter the sale through the main entrance at the front of the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center.
Why do I have to pay to get in? Putting together an event of this magnitude takes a lot of time and manpower. There are overhead costs such as venue rental, equipment rental, security and staffing. If you were to attend the equivalent number of yard sales, you’d have to drive to over 200 locations in one day, spending much more in gas and travel time. Plus you never have to worry about weather conditions for our sale! The Garage Sale is indoors, in the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, a climate-controlled environment with seating and restrooms. (Admission is $4 - Children 12 and under are admitted for free)
What is an early bird ticket? An early bird ticket is a ticket purchased in advance and allows the bearer to enter the sale 30 minutes before the general public on the first day of the sale (Saturday). EARLY BIRD TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT - GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR ONLY $4.
How / where do I pay to get into the sale? General admission tickets can be purchased in advance*, click here. Tickets are also available at the box office the days of the Sale (Cash Only). (Children 12 and under are admitted for free) *Service fees apply.
Do sellers accept credit cards or are all sales cash-only? Sellers choose which payment forms they accept. Some accept credit cards and / or checks. All sellers accept cash. Bringing small bills help make transactions easy and fast, allowing for more shopping time! There is an ATM on site. All transactions are between the seller & buyer.
I lost an item while shopping at the sale…is there a lost and found? All found items are taken to the box office and are held there until the end of the show. After the close of the show, they are turned over to the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center Facility Management team, who at their discretion will hold the times for an short period of time.
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Goodwill will Be collecting Unsold and or Unwanted Items at the end of the Sale.
Everything But The Garage, LLC 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway | Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 | 540.548.5555