Fort Bragg’s first Swap meet took place on April 14 at the fairgrounds. Items from clothes, shoes, toys to furniture were displayed for individual shoppers to purchase.
Amy Cook, a military spouse, said that she had been to different swap meets at other military installations, and when she heard Fort Bragg had an upcoming event she told her husband she had to be there.
“My husband helped me get a lot of thiwngs out of storage. I told him that I cannot miss this event,” Cook said. “I love to shop. I had so many clothes that I do not wear or have never been worn piling up at my house. I wanted to come out here and give it some good use and help others.”
More than 20 vendors participated in the event held from 7:00 a.m. to noon. This event included food trucks along with music being heard all over the grounds for entertainment.
Shoppers were able to walk across the lots and explore items for sale on varies tables prices ranging from 50 cents all the way up to $200 and more. Items such as furniture, painting, clothes, toys and even food were for purchase at the event.
“I have items from Pokémon, Wonder woman, to videos game to bobbleheads. A lot of this stuff we found in storages that were for sale, so we came out here to sale them. Towards to end when it times to close up I will drop all the prices down to half. I am trying to get rid of as much as possible”, Michael watts
Food trucks with hot, dogs, hamburgers, Icey etc. where people can stand around mingle and eat. In addition, music was provided through the speakers for entertainment.
Vendors were charged a fee, but admission was free for shoppers and open to the public.