32nd Annual GIANT Garage Sale!

May 27 - 29, 2016

Antiques • Books • Unique Boutique • Housewares • Gardening • Tools • Craft Supplies
• Electronics • Sporting Goods • Toys • Games • Clothing • Treasures Galore
A FOOD VENDOR WILL BE ON THE SITE THROUGHOUT THE SALE FOR LUNCH, SNACKS, AND DRINKS.
Location: Kessler Hall, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana.
Payment is cash or check only. 

2016 Sale Dates

  • Friday, May 27 - 7 am - 6 pm. - $3 per person entrance donation until 3 pm Friday
  • Saturday, May 28 - 8 am - 6 pm - $3 Bag Sale starts at 3 pm on Saturday
  • Sunday, May 29 - 10 am - noon - GIVEAWAY - $1 per person entrance donation

2016 Drop offs accepted (at Kesler Hall only)

No drop-offs will be accepted after 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22

  • Thursday, May 19 - noon to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 20 - noon to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 21 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 22 -  noon to 3 p.m.


What do we want?
Good, useable items that are not broken or worn out. We will accept clothing, but please do not bring items that are stained, torn or badly worn. Yes - we DO want books. We are also selling plants, so if you have any extras, bring them by, preferably on May 21. We reserve the right to refuse donations.    

What DON’T we want?

Please do not bring anything broken or with missing parts, carpeting, children’s car seats, chemicals, console TVs or old-style TVs with non-flat screens, flammable liquids, guns, large appliances or large pieces of furniture, lumber, magazines, mattresses/box springs, paint, tires or windows. We cannot sell these items, and must pay to have someone else haul them away. Plus, they take up a great deal of space in the building    

We will not accept remainders from other organization’s sales.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Sale

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we will give you a blank tax form. We do not set the value, nor list what is donated. This is the donor's responsibility.

Will you pick up stuff?
We are unable to pick-up items at people’s homes.

When is the latest I can drop-off items?
Donations will not be accepted after 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.

Is there an admission to the sale?
On Friday (May 27) there will be a $3 admission charge until 3 p.m. There is a $1 admission charge on Sunday (May 29) for the Giveaway. 

Will there be a bag sale?
Yes, on Saturday, May 28, at 3 p.m. We’ll close the building at 2:30 to straighten up and then let shoppers back inside at 3 p.m. We provide the bags; everything you can fit in a bag is $3. The bag sale ends at 6 p.m.

Will there be a giveaway like last year?
Yes, from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 29. There will be a $1 admission charge.

Will I be able to put a “hold” on an item? 
Sorry, all sales must be cash and carry.

Will there be food available onsite?
Yes, O’Brien’s Concessions will return this year. They’ll have coffee available for early shoppers and an assortment of food and drinks throughout the sale.

What do I do if I want to volunteer?
Contact CCHS at 344-7297 or send an email to natalie@cuhumane.org or mlpayne@illinois.edu.

Is there any special help you need?
If you have a truck or van and are willing to help us with set-up on Sunday, May 15, and breakdown on Sunday, May 29, or Monday, May 30, or Tuesday, May 31, that would be super. The volunteers who work the sale are worn pretty thin by cleanup, so any post-sale help May 29-31 would be deeply appreciated.