-Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ Rocktown Adventures-
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 that we are happy to announce we will be hosting our 1st Outdoor Gear Yard Sale, on April 20th from 10AM–4PM. Sell, recycle, reuse, or repurpose any of your outdoor gear. While we are working the booths, we may even enjoy the second trait once or twice!
Do you have some outdoor gear taking up space in your garage or shed? Would you like to turn some used gear into cash or see if you can swap your old gear for someone else’s old gear? 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 – Rockford during our 2019 Outdoor Gear Yard Sale. All are welcome!
We will have a limited number (12-14) of 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 one non-perishable food item. 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 send an email to Mr. Terry Bomkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. And as a thank you for coming out, all vendors will receive a 25% off coupon, good for 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 hikers 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. Any gear left in the Outdoor Gear Box after the event will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Permissible Items to Sell
Any sporting goods equipment is permitted. 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. Your table will be located under the tent.
Hours of Operation
The Yard Sale will run from 10AM-4PM. 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 to take advantage of our Yard Sale items.
Earth Day at Rocktown
In addition to the Yard Sale, where people can set up tables free of charge and sell their gear to the public or swap it with someone else, our hiking shoe vendor Oboz is adding to the fun. Their standard practice is to plant a tree for every pair sold, and they are over 1,000,000 trees planted! For Earth Day Weekend, April 20th and 21st, all you need to do is simply try on a pair of Oboz hiking shoes, and Oboz will plant a tree for you. 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 – most of which will be on sale this weekend!
During the Yard Sale, you can also walk away with some knowledge during our FREE In-store Seminars on various outdoor topics such as Backcountry Stove Selection, How to Properly Fit a Backpack and Wilderness First Aid. We will not have a table in the tent, but we will have an assortment of equipment (paddling and winter sports) and apparel available at Yard Sale prices. These items will be clearly marked and located in-store and our storage warehouse next to the store. Do your duty in Earth Day then come over to Rocktown Adventures’ Outdoor Gear Yard Sale! Hope to see you on April 20th!