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World’s Largest Garage Sale – Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do we bring our own tables?
This event will be held indoors and outdoors. All exhibitors MUST bring everything they need for set-up, including tables, chairs, etc if they are an outside exhibitor. Tables, chairs, and electricity are available for purchase ONLY if you have reserved an indoor space.

2. Can I sell food, bake sale items, etc?
Please note that Fairmount Park will be selling concessions and the selling of beverages or prepared food items is prohibited. If you have questions on this please contact Kim @

3. Can I have helpers in my booth and do they have to pay admission?
You can have up to 4 people help you man your booth. However, they MUST be on-site the day of event by 7am to avoid paying an admission fee.

4. Having troubles registering for a space at the garage sale?
Email Kim at You will get a quick response so you can proceed with signing up.

5. Is your shopping cart/website secure?
Yes, you can feel at ease using our very secure shopping cart system.  Our current system is provided by 3DCart and authenticated through – two gold standard companies for merchant service providers.

6. Do I need to bring any verification of my order to the garage sale in order to set up?
No. All you have to do is give us your name upon arrival and we will check you against a printout of all exhibitors.

7. I have already purchased a space, however, I spoke with a relative and they would like to purchase a space as well. Is there any way their space can be next to mine?
All spaces will be assigned. If you send an email prior to 4/13/13, we will do everything we can to place you next to the individual. There will be no guarantees that you will placed next to someone on any email received after 4/13/13.  Email

8. I make bead/craft jewelry and other craft items, would I be able to sell these at the yard sale?
Sure, so long as you are not a commercial business owner. No trade show exhibitors, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, and other independent sales contractors will be permitted to display at the event. If you are uncertain how you are classified feel free to contact Kim at

9. I saw that the event is in collaboration with Goodwill. Will Goodwill have trailers there to haul off the left over things that we do not sell? I was planning on donating it to Goodwill anyway. I don’t want to take anything home and it would be nice to just get rid of the leftover items after the garage sale there at the park.
YES! Goodwill would love to take any items you don’t won’t to haul back home with you. They will also give you a receipt for your items donated.

10. I am a small business owner and I have a kiosk I usually put up at area events. Would I be able to purchase a space at your event?
No. The biggest complaint from our previous three garage sales with Cornbread were that there were too many business booths and it felt like a trade show. Therefore, ONLY our title sponsor, Goodwill, will be permitted to be on-site at the event.

11. I saw the note that one of the rules for obtaining a space at the garage sale is “not for businesses”…for individuals…I was wondering if you might consider offering space for a not-for-profit? For example, we usually do a garage sale type of event in the Spring where we take in donations and sell them to raise money for our work with seniors and the disabled.
Yes! We don’t care who’s junk you are selling as long as it is junk!

12. What is the admission price?
Admission (8a-2p) is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are FREE. Early Bird admission $10 (7a-7:30a).

13. What time is set-up?
Early bird set-up will take place on Saturday from 1pm until 8pm. Set-up on Sunday morning is from 4:00am until 6:30am the day of event. All exhibitors and their sales helpers MUST be on-site and in place by 7am.

14. Will there be security if I bring my stuff for set-up the day before the event?
Yes. There will be on-site security overnight for those exhibitors choosing to do the early bird set-up.

15. Are the outside spaces on asphalt, concrete, dirt or gravel?
Asphalt/chat combination.

16. I don’t want to pay for my space online…Can I write you a check?
Sure. Fill out our mail-in form. Fill in the required information, include your check made payable to WIL-FM, and return to us via mail or drop off the form at our offices Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm, located at 11647 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63141. NO CASH…CHECKS OR ONLINE PAYMENT ONLY.

17. I noticed during the on-line checkout process that I had to agree to certain Terms & Conditions in order to purchase a booth at the Garage Sale.  Do you have a printable copy of that for my records?
Of course!  Download and print the Terms & Conditions that all vendors must agree to in order to participate in the event.

18. If I purchase an outdoor booth space, are we allowed to set up canopies or tents over our space?
Yes, you are welcome to set up a tent or canopy if you have one.  We ask, however, that you weigh down your tent/canopy appropriately so that they do not blow away.  Weights/sandbags are necessary (no stakes).

19. What if it rains the day of the event?
The event will be held RAIN OR SHINE.  No refunds will be offered in the event of rain.  If you purchase an outdoor booth, feel free to come prepared with a tent to cover your area.  See FAQ item listed above for guidelines.

20. How much does it cost to get a booth?
Inside booths are $25 (10’x10’) and outside booths are $25 (10’x30’).  Electricity ($10) as well as table ($3/each) and chair ($2/each) rental are available for rent for indoor booths only.  All participating vendors must read and agree to our terms and conditions as listed in the online shopping cart upon checkout.

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