Saturday Swap meet to see vendors of all kinds

Posted: Oct. 9, 2013 7:30 pm Updated: Oct. 24, 2013 12:15 pm

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A variety of items and vendors will be on hand for Saturday's outdoor Swap Meet and Marketplace at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, an event being hosted by The Herald-Whig.

Brenna McDermott, marketing manager for The Herald-Whig, said visitors will see booths with items similar to what might be found at a garage sale, along with crafts, electronics, general merchandise, collectibles and jewelry.

McDermott said several local businesses have signed up for the event, "so you can swap or you can purchase items," she said.

Most swap meets are similar to flea markets, typically focusing on used goods that can be found at a low price or through bartering. But local businesses also will be on hand to showcase their new inventory.

McDermott says visitors should expect to find some great bargains on many items.

The meet will run from 8 a.m. to noon in the south parking lot of the Oakley-Lindsay Center. The event will take place rain or shine, and food and music will be available.

Rodney Hart, owner of Second String Music in downtown Quincy, said area musicians will stop by to play acoustic music.

"It's not going to be an open jam session," he said. "We'll have some acoustic music. Nothing really elaborate. Nothing really planned."

When it comes to signing on to the swap meet, Hart says it isn't as much for the sales the event might generate.

"We are more about the exposure," he said. "You are going to get a lot of people who haven't heard of Second String Music."

Admission to the swap meet is $2 for adults and free for children under 18.

Coupons for $1 off admission will run in The Herald-Whig through Friday and a coupon will be sent to members of Club Whig. The swap meet is sponsored by Phelps Coin and Jewelry.

For more information, contact McDermott at