Thompson, CT — It is one of the largest and most diversified events of its kind held anywhere and it is this weekend (November 5 & 6) at the Thompson International speedway. For the 40th consecutive year, the speedway gates will open for Don Hoenig’s Original Automotive Swap Meet and Flea Market. This annual event draws some 1,500 dealers and literally thousands of buyers during the two-day event.
Nearly 100 acres of the sprawling Thompson International Speedway complex are filled with items of virtually every description. While primarily an automotive event, it has grown over the years to include much, much more than car and truck parts. Buyers will find a huge variety of new and used items for sale at more than reasonable prices. Race cars and parts, trucks, trailers, tools, crafts, motorcycles, ATVs, tires and wheels are just a few of the thousands of items displayed each year.
Those who intend to display items for sale may take advantage of an early setup by arriving on Friday, November 4th between 10 AM and 8 PM. For a nominal fee of $25.00, they are allowed to select an area of their preference and get their displays fully prepared for the 7 AM opening to the buying public on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Those choosing to arrive on Saturday or Sunday will be assigned display areas based on a first-come, first-served basis. Gates will open on both Saturday and Sunday for sellers at 5 AM. Vendor’s spaces are 30’ X 15’ in size and are priced at $75.00 for the weekend. Sellers, who come from all over the eastern U.S., may purchase as many spaces as they need to display their items.