Thrift Bucket List Addition: The Charlestown Sale

The other week I received an email from the coordinator of The Charlestown Sale.  I had read about this sale once before, but thought maybe there was a typo about the event dates.  I was shocked a thrift/consignment sale would last two weeks! 

Well, it is not a typo, my fellow thrift seekers!  It is indeed, a two-week thrift/consignment sale with new inventory arriving daily, featuring a 50/50 sale day AND a $5 bag sale to boot!  It gets better - the sale is held twice a year - Spring and Fall!

Here is the Spring Sale snapshot:

The Charlestown Sale
Kimberton Fairhouse and Fairgrounds
762 Pike Springs Rd, Phoenixville, PA
Cash/Check/Credit Card
Note: Bring your own shopping bag

March 26 9:30am- 4:00pm (Preview sale)*
March 27 9:30am - 5:00pm (Consignor take-in)
March 28 - CLOSED
March 29 9:30am - 5:00pm (Opening Day)*
March 30 10:00am - 3:00pm
March 31 9:30am - 4:00pm
April 1 9:30am - 8:00pm
April 2 9:30am- 4:00pm
April 3-4 CLOSED
April 5 9:30am - 5:00pm (50/50 Sale)*
April 6 9:30 - 11:00am ($5 Bag Sale - anything you can fit in the bag!)

*Strollers allowed after 12pm on these sale days

This sale reminds me of one of my favorite sales, Whale of a Sale (read about my Whale of a Sale finds here), but, with more shopping days, and guaranteed 50/50 and bag sale! 

More details straight from their press release:

Beginning March 26, 2014, the legendary Charlestown Sale returns for its 37th year, at the Kimberton Firehouse Fairgrounds. A bargain-hunters dream, The Charlestown Sale is a consignment sale featuring an unparalleled selection of items from over 100 consigners.
Unlike other consignment sales, The Charlestown Sale goes beyond children’s clothes and toys to include clothing and shoes for men and women, plus furniture, home d├ęcor, linens, books and jewelry. There is truly something for everyone with unique, rare finds at every turn in this 10,000 square-foot space. New inventory is added daily, which keeps everyone coming back for more.
The Charlestown Sale benefits Charlestown Playhouse, a non-profit, parent-cooperative that has been a fixture of the community since 1936. Charlestown Playhouse emphasizes learning through child-centered play, the importance of supporting social and emotional development in young children, the beauty and value of nature and a strong sense of community. The Sale lasts until April 5, 2014 with 50/50 and bag sales on the last two days. For a detailed schedule of events, visit
Follow The Charlestown Sale on Facebook to get sneak previews of the amazing offerings. The Charlestown Sale, March 25, 2014 through April 5, 2014, Kimberton Firehouse Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Road (113), Phoenixville, PA 19460.  Media Contact: Faith Koons, (610) 933-2762, 
Here are some pictures of present and past sales (courtesy of their Facebook page).

Even though this place is a drive for me (over an hour), I might have to check out the $5 bag sale.  I wonder how early the line starts??!! Who is thinking road trip??!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This looks like it would be so much fun to go to!