Brandon’s Largest Garage Sale Gets Even Bigger!!


Everybody loves a great deal and it's even more fun finding one at a Garage Sale. For some folks it's like going on a treasure hunt! Even more exciting when there's more items to hunt for! The Brandon and District United are giving you the opportunity to take in Brandon's Largest Garage Sale and this year they promise it will be bigger and better than ever!!

They've had great success in past years with their location in the Manitoba Room of the Keystone Centre so why mess with success? In fact, why not increase the chances of greater success? United Way Director of Operations Janis Evens says the plan is to do just that, "We've added an extra room for this year. We can manage over 200 tables allowing for more vendors than ever before and plenty of more goods for sale. It's like a bargain hunter's paradise!"

The sale has become a mainstay on the list of many events the Brandon & District United are responsible for organizing. Doors will open at 9:00 AM and the sale runs until 3:00 PM on Saturday April 16. Evens says bargain hunters will enjoy their time at the sale as they can "shop the floor in the Manitoba Room and UCT Pavilion for a little bit of everything from antiques, to baked goods, to crafts and so much more! Plus there's no need to worry if we get snow or rain as we'll be able to enjoy the indoor comfort." If you'd like to rent a table of your own there are still a few left, and they are going fast. Prices are $25.00 for a table, or $30.00 for a table along the wall that includes electricity. Evens says they're quickly closing in on the 200 mark, "we're at around 150 tables thus far. We have sold out the Manitoba room and now we're expanding to the UCT Pavillion!

Tables are first come first served and will not be considered reserved until payment has been received." Evens says it's best to act early when booking a table especially those booking tables near plug ins, "Tables with electrical availability are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own extension cords. We will do our best to accommodate table location requests, but we cannot guarantee requested placements. Requests will not be considered until payment is received."

For more information, or to rent a table, call 571-8929 or email Admission is only $2.00 and under 12 is FREE. As always the money goes straight to 2016 United Way campaign. The funds raised will be allocated to local charities that rely heavily on the events that the United Way coordinate. This event is sponsored in part by the Keystone Centre.