Le Sueur County Pioneer Power 38th
"The Original Swap Meet"

April 24, 25, 26, 2015

2014 REPORT: After the cold, snowy, windy winter of '13/'14 the spring kept right on going with moisture. We had some heavy rains the week before the swap meet and it rained all day on Thurs. when the vendors were let into the grounds. Some vendors needed pulling to get into the grounds and some need more assistance to get into their selling position. Fri. was perfect, sunny with temps in the mid 60's, near record crowds. Saturday was windy and cooler but no rain till later Sat. evening. Sunday was an all day rain again and the last vendors pulled out as soon as they could. The number of vendors were about the same as 1913, down slightly due to the weather.

The Board of Directors would like to thank every one for attending!

For more 2014 swap meet photos, click HERE.


NO ENTRANCE CHARGE TO SPECTATORS

ATM machine on the grounds

Spectator gate is open from 7 am to 6 pm Fri. Sat. and Sunday

Gate opening for vendors will be a based on weather, traffic, and public safety issues, a decision will be made to open the gates SOMETIME BETWEEN 10 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. on THURSDAY.

Announcements regarding opening time will be made on radio station KCHK, 1350 AM or 95.5 FM.
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Every attempt will be made to give vendors a couple hours notice before we open the gates, but vendors should be aware that conditions may dictate opening on short notice.

Even though gates may open several hours earlier than normal, please be reminded that we request:
NO ADVANCE OR EARLY SELLING BEFORE FRIDAY!! Please comply with our request. Blatant violators may be asked to leave.

PLEASE NOTE THAT INSIDE VENDORS, WHO ALREADY HAVE RESERVED INSIDE SPACES, WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRANCE AT 8 A.M. THURSDAY

No roping off of empty spots in vendor staging area to hold for a vehicle in event of "drop and go", bring another vehicle to return home but leave truck hooked to trailer.

No laying out of items and selling in staging area (vendor parking lot).

Please be at your vehicle by at least 10 AM Thursday morning. We will leave vendors in until it gets dark and then shut the gates, and then open again at 6:00 AM Friday morning. Still no selling until Friday morning and spectators are asked to stay away until 8:00 AM on Friday morning, that way the congestion in the parking lot will be down to a minimum.

2015 Vendor prices are as follows:
$50 Charge for outside space, if you need an oversize space, please consider paying double.

$60 For inside space, paid in advance with registration. Inside spots sell out every year, so best is to check with Nancy if any are available.

Registration Building: As soon as you arrive please come to the building and get registered. Register your golf cart, lawn mower or handicap vehicle at the counter just inside the front door. Vendor registration is against the back wall. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee and cookie.

To view the 2015 Swap Meet Rules and information CLICK HERE


Swap meet registration building

April 24, 25, 26, 2015. Located 6 miles east of Le Sueur, Minnesota on Cnty. Rd. #26.





Souvenir buttons $1



Want your own 2014 swap meet poster? Just click on the poster and you can download a pdf file and then either view it or print it out. You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

 

   
ABSOLUTELY NO ROPING OFF
*Motorized Vehicle Rules*

The only vehicles allowed on the grounds will be golf carts, lawn mowers with decks removed or not wider than rear wheel base, and handicap scooters. These vehicles need to be registered at the gate and show insurance information. Other vehicles allowed will be club officials

Golf carts will be available to rent on the grounds, click HERE for more info.

Not allowed to be driven on the grounds will be:
Gator type vehicles
3 and 4 wheelers
scooters, dirt bikes, motorcycles and bicycles

   
IF YOU NEED MORE ROOM TO LAY OUT YOUR SWAP MEET DISPLAY, PLEASE PAY DOUBLE or TRIPLE. THIS WAY WE FEEL IT MAKES IT FAIR FOR THE VENDORS COMING WITH A SMALL PICKUP OR A LARGE SEMI-TRAILER RIG.
   

For info: Mike and Julie Bluhm, 46167 Jefferson Lake Dr., Cleveland, Mn. 56017
Phone: 507-934-5841 (Home); 507-327-4927 (Cell) email: julieb5841@gmail.com

For inside vendor information contact Nancy Krenik, 5406 North Shore Court, Madison Lake, Mn. 56063, 507-931-4009.

To view the 2015 Swap Meet Rules and information CLICK HERE

FOOD: The Threshers Kitchen will be open for breakfast on Friday and Saturday, Saturday and Sunday for chili, hot beef, hot dogs, sandwiches and beverages. Sausage and Pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday only in the Pancake House. Limited food available on Wednesday and Thursday near the registration building.


This aerial photo shows the nearly 1000 vendors and 12,000 people in attendance.

The dates for the 2015 swap meet are April 24, 25, 26.

 

 

 

Compare the photo on the left to the photo below taken in 1983 when the swap meet was held at the Fairgrounds in Le Center, Mn.


Some 2014 Photos







For more 2014 swap meet photos, click HERE.

*2016* Swap Meet Date: April 22 - 24, *2016*
(For those of you that want to plan ahead)


click here  for more info

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