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Garage Sale & Flea Market

April 19, 2013

Five years ago, the NIU Convocation Center started the Convo's Colossal Clean Sweep to bring the community together during tough economic times. The Clean Sweep has been a success; however, the name has not. Vendors and the community felt as though the name only caters to garage sales and not to the flea market and antique market segments. This year we will be changing the name to include flea market and garage sale.

So get ready because the 5th annual Convo's Clean Sweep Flea Market and Garage Sale will be Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20th. We have extended the hours on Friday to be from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Saturday the Clean Sweep will be open from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Admission to the Clean Sweep is only $2.00 for adults and free for children ages 6 and under.

Did you do your spring cleaning and have some things to sell? Registration for the Convo's Clean Sweep Flea Market and Garage Sale opens Monday, February 25th. Individual vendor space starts at just $25.00 and commercial space starts at $50.00. 

Loading your things in and out of the Convo is as easy as 1-2-3 with the help of our motorized vehicles, push carts, and volunteers. 

Registration forms and rules are available for downloading at www.niuconvo.com or at the Convocation Center box office. All registration forms must be filled out and returned to the NIU Convocation Center by Monday, April 15th. You may fax the form to 815-752-6801 or bring the form to the Convocation Center located at 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115. The box office is open Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm. Please park in C2 and use Entrance 2.

Items prohibited from sale include, but are not limited to: guns, knives, contraband, fireworks, drugs, tires, suggestive material (ie pornography), alcohol, and animals.