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Published October 6th 2019
Genuine bargains at garage sale prices
Are you tired of going to markets and not being able to have a good rummage? Are there more food and coffee vendors than actual stalls? Do you want to find a treasure in someone else's trash rather than peruse a carefully curated (and often overpriced) stall run by a second-hand dealer?
Look no further, Yatala Drive-In Boot Bargains is the market for you.
Guitars and other musical instruments for sale
It is a large market and beautifully spread out, so you can walk around without bumping into anyone and the sellers have plenty of room to display their goods. Unlike other markets the stalls are free and everyone (sellers and buyers) pay a small $1 entry fee. There are a couple of rules though:
No food & drink vendors permitted as there is an authentic 1950s style American Diner on the site.
No stallholder pack-ups prior to 11am.
Plenty of room to sell your items and plenty or room to look around.
If you have some old clothes, knick-knacks, toys etc that are accumulating dust and are in the way load up the boot and bring them to the Yatala Drive-in Boot Sale. Beats having a garage sale and waiting for people to turn up or listing on eBay or Gumtree and arranging postage and meetings.
You will find clothes and bric a brac.
Travel: due to its location the best option is to drive and from Camp Hill, the trip was only 25 minutes on the Gateway Motor Way.
Parking is not an issue. There is ample parking available in the backfield and as the drive-in is located in industrial/rural area the surrounding streets are empty due to it being a Sunday.
After you have found your treasure you can visit the American Diner and enjoy a hotdog or burger. The prices were reasonable with hotdogs and burgers ranging from $6 -$8 and coffees $4.50. What other market are you able sit in a Cadillac Couch next to a full-size Elvis, Marilyn or James Dean statue?
Life size Elvis statue.
On your way home, you can always visit or drive through at Yatala Pies to pick up a second lunch or family pie for Sunday dinner!