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2021 Outdoor Gear Yard Sale

Rocktown Adventures | Inaugural Outdoor Gear Yard Sale

Come to sell, come to purchase, Even come to donate!

If you are reading this, you likely enjoy spending time in the outdoors and embrace the benefits of an active outdoor lifestyle. In my time at Rocktown Adventures, I have learned there are three traits shared by the overwhelming majority of outdoor enthusiasts – aside from their love (and need) for outdoor gear.

1. They are health conscious
2. They like craft beer
3. They care about the environment

It is with this third trait in mind, celebrating #EarthDay, that we are happy to announce that after a one-year hiatus we will be hosting our 2nd Outdoor Gear Yard Sale on April 24th, from 10AM–2PM.

Do you have outdoor gear taking up space in your garage or shed? Would you like to turn used gear into cash or see if you can swap your old gear for someone else’s? Are you looking to get outside more but do not want to purchase new equipment? Or maybe just want to get rid of some outdoor gear in general? If you answered yes to any of these, you will want to come to Rocktown Adventures during our 2021 Outdoor Gear Yard Sale. All are welcome! 

Vendor Tables

We will have a quantity of ten 6-foot tables available for people to sell their gear. There is no fee to reserve a table, but we do ask for a donation of at least two non-perishable food items. All donated foods will benefit the Cornucopia Food Pantry, located in downtown Rockford. Tables are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your table, please call the store at 815-636-9066 or send us a message. No commercial businesses are allowed to have a vendor table at this time. All registered vendors will be required to fill out a liability form before set up. As a thank you for coming out, all vendors will receive 25% off any regular priced apparel, camping or hiking purchases. 

Outdoor Gear Donation Box

In addition to the vendor tables, we will have a donation box for outdoor gear, kind of like a hiker’s box along the Appalachian Trail. Donate any items to the box, which is open to anyone free of charge to grab what they like. Limit of two items per person claimed from the Outdoor Gear Box please. 

Permissible Items to Sell

Sporting goods equipment is permitted to be on display. Camping gear, tents, backpacks, kayaks, canoes, paddling gear, used but in good condition clothes or shoes, winter sports equipment, bikes or team sports are welcomed. Guns, ammunition, and archery equipment are prohibited.  Any larger items such as kayaks or bikes will be placed outside the tent behind your table.  

Hours of Operation

The Yard Sale will run from 10AM-2PM. Set up will begin at 9AM. You are not required to stay for the duration of the event. Sell your gear and take off or come into the store for some new gear for yourself. 

Earth Day at Rocktown

In addition to the Yard Sale, we have some specials inside the store. Oboz Shoes plants a tree for every pair sold, but for Earth Day Weekend all you need to do is simply try on a pair of Oboz hiking shoes and they will plant a tree. You walk away with a sticker commemorating your efforts to help plant a tree, which we all know is a good thing, and you get to try premium hiking shoes. All Oboz Hiking shoes will be on sale at 15% off, with select models at 30% – 50%. 

In addition to treating your feet, take care of the rest of your outerwear needs this weekend with 20% off all apparel. We look forward to seeing you during our Outdoor Gear Yard Sale.  


APRIL 24, 2021, 10AM-2PM @ ROCKTOWN ADVENTURES


Outdoor Gear Yard Sale | Oboz
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