Community Garage Sale
Rain or Shine Community Garage Sale

Community Garage Sale

Sunday, June 23, 2019 — 8:00am to 1:00pm
Old Town Plaza
9615 Railroad Street, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Feel the need to declutter? Do you have stuff that doesn’t spark joy in your life? Want to make a few extra bucks while doing a good deed for the planet? Don’t toss out your old stuff in the trash, sell it so it can be reused by someone else. Bring your sellable treasures to our first annual Community Garage Sale!

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Info for Buyers

Parking Map

Buyers are welcome to shop from 8:00am – 1:00pm. This is a rain or shine event. Event parking is available in the dirt lot south of Grove Street as well as along Railroad Street. There are other public parking opportunities within the surrounding area:

Don’t forget to bring your reusable bags to this event so you can tote home your new finds. Buyers are encouraged to bring their own bags, a wagon or pull cart to make hauling your treasures easier.

This is a cash only event, so don’t forget to bring the green with you! We suggest that you bring various denominations of cash like 1's, 5's, and 10's. Big bills, even 20's, will be hard for sellers to break.

Lastly, Maui Wowi Coffee will be selling their delicious coffee starting at 7:30am. Restroom facilities are available onsite.


Info for Sellers

Sellers are highly encouraged to take advantage of our early bird unloading on Saturday, June 22 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Booths will be clearly marked with a number. City staff will be onsite to check you in and assign you a booth number. The City will have overnight security patrolling the property for those who wish to take advantage of the early bird drop off.

If you are unable to drop off on Saturday, you may drop off your items on Sunday (6/23/19) morning starting at 6am. All unloading must be complete by 7:30am. City staff may or may not be able to assist you with you unloading. If you have large items, please bring someone to assist you with unloading. Booths must be ready to start selling at 7:30am. All sellers' vehicles must be removed from the property by 7:30am. As indicated for the buyers, there is a dirt lot just south of the plaza. You may park there or in any available public parking area, except for Railroad Street. However, to increase sales, sellers are encouraged to save the onsite parking for customers and consider using the offsite public lots. View parking map.

Sellers should bring their own canopies, tables, and chairs. This is a rain or shine event. This is also a cash only event. It is recommended that all sellers bring sufficient change (coins and small bills) for your buyers. There is no electricity onsite. Keep that in mind when selling items that require power.

The seller application will ask for you to check the items you intend to bring. Since this is a family-friendly garage sale, please use good judgement on the items you bring. No food, firearms, explosives, pornography, etc. This is not an event for commercial vendors, independent consultants, or clubs. Only items of a garage sale nature should be brought and sold. Vendors violating this policy will be asked to leave.

Acceptable items include:

  • Antiques, Art, Collectibles
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Baby items (including clothing)
  • Books
  • Clothing (adult, child)
  • Computers/Electronics
  • Exercise/Fitness
  • Furniture
  • Health/Beauty
  • Household
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn and Garden
  • Music/ Instruments
  • Pet/Animal items
  • Sports
  • Tools/Hardware
  • Toys and Games

Booth sizes are approximately 10'x10' or 10’x20’ and situated on pavement. Placement of participants is pre-assigned and made at the discretion of the City. In order to secure your spot at this event, sellers are asked to pay a $15 - $20 fee through Eventbrite. The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 16 at 6:00pm.

Submit A Booth Application

The event ends at 1:00pm. Please wrap up your final sales at 1:00pm. At the conclusion of the event sellers are required to pick up and remove all unsold items. We encourage sellers to donate any unwanted, unsold, or leftover items. There are a variety of thrift stores around the area that would gladly accept your reusable items. There will also be a dumpster onsite for any items that are not donatable or reusable. It is the responsibility of the seller to ensure their booth area is cleared prior to leaving the plaza; failure to do so may lead to forfeiture of the ability to participate in future garage sale events.

For any questions by sellers or buyers, please contact Trisha Leong at (916) 627-3460 or tleong@elkgrovecity.org.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?
Complete the online application, pay for your booth, and submit. It's that easy!
Can I submit my registration form any other way?
Unfortunately, no. Due to the nature of fee processing, our online application is the only way to register.
What is the deadline to submit registration?
The deadline to submit registration form is June 16, 2019.
What is the fee to participate?
$15.00 - $20.00 (depending on the booth size you choose) payable with a debit or credit card.
What does the fee pay for?
It guarantees your spot at the event, covers the cost of security for those vendors taking advantage of early bird set-up, funds all advertising for the event, and all staff time associated with planning and staffing the event.
Where will the Garage Sale be held?
The garage sale will be held at the Old Town Plaza at 9075 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624.
How long is the garage sale?
8:00am to 1:00pm
What can I do with unsold items left over from the sale?
You can pack them up and save them for another sale, give them away, donate them, or toss them in the Republic Services dumpster that will be onsite. If you choose to donate, there are several local charitable organizations that would be happy to accept your donation. Plus, it is generally tax deductible.
Can I find the event on Facebook?
Yes! There's an event on our Facebook page. Like our page and event, then share it!

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