The poor weather forecast meant that we had 70 sellers last Sunday which was disappointing after 166 and 135 in previous weeks. But, the rain came and ended it early so maybe they were right. Thanks to the ones that did come I think you benefitted from the lack of sellers with a good buying crowd turning up still. This Sunday we are hoping for good weather and another great crowd. 198 sellers is the most we've had this year - We are expecting to beat that if we get some better weather. So If you want to sell just turn up on the day and sell from £6 no booking needed.
After this Sunday the next event day is the Gone to Earth Festival on 18th July 2021, Carrot Town Garage, American Car Show on 25th July and then the re-arranged date for the VW Beetle-Juiced Festivalon 1st August. These will all be even bigger crowds at Stonham to add to the excellent crowd that the Car Boot already has.
Covered Stalls are available for this Sunday but these do go very quickly as there are only 20. These can be pre-booked on 07817539168 (text to pre-book). These offer some shade to sellers as well as a tabletop. These go really fast so text to reserve any Sunday. Everyone else wishing to sell at Stonham can just turn up on the day from 6.30am until 9am. Most people arrive at 8.
The only bad news is that following additional costs at the Car Boot we have had to increase the pitch prices minimally from £5 to £6 for cars, Cars with trailers £8.50, Small Vans £8.50 and large vans £12. Covered stalls will now be £12. I hope this is ok with everyone?
Once again you do not need to book to sell at Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot you just turn up. You don't have to arrive at 6.30am as many don't turn up until 8/9am that's just the time we open. I really would prefer it if everyone turned up from 7am onwards as the Car Boot doesn’t liven up until after 8 and we have enough space for everyone.
Again, a big thanks to the majority who are following the distancing and one-way routes and abiding by our strict no harassment policy which is why Stonham Barns Car Boot is always such a friendly place to sell and buy at. Back again on Sunday 4th July 2021 &every Sunday until further notice.
Thanks to everyone last year who followed all that I asked. For your safety I suggest that sellers bring gloves, sanitiser & possibly masks if they choose to. These are for your own peace of mind and obviously because you are handling cash. You still need to decide whether you allow buyers to pick up items or not and please clean items if you allow them to. These are suggestions only – you need to decide how you can sell and feel comfortable and safe.
Sellers will be allowed to enter the field from 6.30am onwards. NO ONE WILL BE LET IN UNTIL 6.30 SO DON’T ARRIVE BEFORE THEN AS YOU CAUSE TRAFFIC JAMS. Buyers will be allowed at the same time but – please allow me to get everyone into position so you don’t hinder this, thanks and please don’t stand behind cars whilst they unload. No one is going to jump in and buy before you as it just isn’t that kind of car boot. Anyone pestering sellers will be advised to leave because we are renowned as being a friendly car boot. If anyone oversteps their mark we will stop buyers entering the field until gone 7am.
There will be a one-way viewing system which needs to be followed. I will place Way in and No Entry signs down each aisle. BUYERS – PLEASE FOLLOW THESE as they are very important for everyone’s enjoyment & safety.
We are outdoors only but offer covered stalls. We try to open every week irrespective of the weather as we still get buyers and sellers.
07817539168 for information on the Car Boot or firstname.lastname@example.org