HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – If you’re still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, a gift for the grad in your life, or just a treat for yourself, there are a lot of options available at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg this weekend.
Nearly 300 vendors are offering thousands of deals on everything from Amish baked goods to vintage vinyls, plus toys, jewelry, housewares, antiques, yard art, hunting and camping gear, and so much more. “You will find things you never thought you’d see before and great deals and you’ll walk away happy,” said Karen Konecko, live events manager for Townsquare Media.
The World’s Largest Yard Sale runs from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Last May, more than 11,000 people turned out to check out the deals. This year, organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout.
Getting ready for those crowds takes a lot of work. “I’ve been working on this for weeks, getting everything ready, getting everything priced,” said one vendor, Lynn Czekaj, who runs the Craft Emporium booths. She’s offering a huge inventory of home decor at 50 percent off its original prices and said she’d offer even better deals to customers who mention they saw her on News 4 Friday morning.
Watch the videos below to see all of segments previewing the World’s Largest Yard Sale on News 4 Wake Up Friday.
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Most of the vendors started setting up in their spaces on Friday morning, filling three buildings and several outdoor areas at the Fairgrounds for the sale.
Many of those vendors, of course, were also keeping a close eye on what everyone else was bringing in, as they did some bargain hunting of their own. “There’s one booth in the corner that has some really good deals on household supplies – everything from dishwasher soap to whatever you can possibly think of, and I always try to sneak back there and get it before that’s all gone,” Czekaj told News 4.
“There is everything, and I always say, you name it, you’ll find it at the World’s Largest Yard Sale,” Konecko added.
Our News 4 team put that claim to the test Friday morning with the help of the morning team from WYRK. Dale Mussen took on a scavenger hunt challenge and quickly found the random assortment of items requested. Watch the video below.
Whatever you are in the market for, you are advised to arrive early to get the best deals. Lines form by 2 p.m. when the doors open.