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It's on again. The Kapunda Swap will be held on Sunday 22nd of May, with gates open to the public at 8am. This popular swap meet brings sellers from far and wide, bringing an assortment of goods for sale. Sellers come from Adelaide, the Barossa and the Riverland. It is also an opportunity for locals to clear out their garages and bring goods to sell.
Everything gets dragged out of the shed to take to the swap to sell. Image by Out and About.
Goods for sale include old wares, all things car, motorbike and garage related. There are even some local crafts and foods for sale. This swap has grown in recent years and the whole circle of the trotting track is covered with vehicles selling goods from their trailer or car. I have not attended for a few years, but when I was last there I picked up a beaut wheelbarrow for the garden, and some decorator pieces. I also found some lovely freshly made Riverland dried apricots. The seller comes every year to this swap. There were vehicles, used tyres and motorbikes for sale.
An assortment of framed signs for shed or bar. Image by Out and About.
To get to the trotting track turn left into Hancock Road near the service station on the southern entry to Kapunda. There is a large parking area onsite. Entry is from 8am for buyers and lookers and the action is winding up by 1pm or so. For sellers you can get in at 7am or the evening before if you want to sleep in your car. There is a coffee van and hot cooked breakfasts on the go to keep you going in the morning while you hunt for that bargain.
So head off for a drive to the country for a day. The best and fastest access from the city or west is via the Northern Expressway. A visit to the swap meet gives you a great morning out and some time to explore Kapunda in the afternoon. There are some new shops in the town and also you can view some historical displays or attend events for History Festival. On the Sunday afternoon of the 22nd there is a cemetery walk. Pop into the tourist office on the corner of Hill Street and the Main Street or see the website here for more information.
The best deals are done on the ground. Image of a swap meet sale by Out and About.