And plans are underway to make the event — which nearly folded last year — bigger and better than ever.
The swap meet, formerly the Super Southern Swap Meet, folded in controversial circumstances last year when organisers said their lease agreement with Ballarat City Council had become unworkable. It was saved in October last year by the seven combined Rotary Clubs of Ballarat.
Lucky for me I have family in Ballarat (which I have met like a dozen times in my life)….. As I couldn't find, hotel, motel, bungalow, cabin, or camping accommodation that hasn't been booked out. What do you expect when Australia's biggest swapmeet is happening.
The Missus and I are heading down Friday night so we can hit the swapmeet nice an early. Doubt we will cover even a small percentage of the almost 2300 sites, but hope to find a few super cheap awesome treasures! I will be fighting an expected 20,000 - 40,000 bargain hunters for my treasure.