The registration cost for 2017 is $30, the equivalent of running a garage sale ad in the Twin Cities papers. This includes a listing in our garage sale directory, lawn sign, advertising of the sale through newspapers and the
We ask you to support your neighbors and the rest of the community by either registering your sale or by choosing another weekend to have your sale. The cost of registering your sale is far less than it would be if you had to provide a sign and advertise your own individual event and you would likely only see one tenth of the people. Support the community you live in and register your event.
The Woodbury Lions Garage Sale Directory contains a listing for each of the more than 600 garage sales and is organized by neighborhood. Each listing has the street address and neighborhood map locator information. The map locator information is keyed to the appropriate neighborhood map also in the directory.
The city of Woodbury has ordinances in place related to temporary signage. In accordance with the ordinance, the Lion’s provide you with the sign that can go in your front yard. Also, in accordance with
the ordinance, you are allowed three other signs providing direction to your sale. Keep in mind, that you, by registering your sale, have given the Lions permission to use one of those three signs to direct people to where to buy
directories. For more information on the ordinance see the municipal code (Chapter 18.5, Article
II., Section 18.5 – 19. (8) permit not required) or contact the city at (651) 714-3543(651) 714-3543 or send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our garage sale directory contains neighborhood maps as well as the locations and descriptions of items for the more than 600 hundred registered garage sales. The sales in the directory are organized by neighborhood and are keyed to their appropriate neighborhood map.
Directories listing the Garage Sale locations and merchandise may be purchased at the following locations:
Kowalski’s Market, Rainbow Foods, Cub Foods, Woodbury BP, and at all Woodbury Kwik Trip, Super America, and Holiday Stations in Woodbury
Selling food is regulated by Washington County and the State of Minnesota. The type of food sold determines if a Special Event Food Stand License is required.
NO LICENSE IS REQUIRED. Prepackaged bottled water and prepackaged non-potentially hazardous food items (bags of chips, individual candy packages, candy bars, canned soda).
SPECIAL EVENT FOOD STAND LICENSE IS REQUIRED. Potentially hazardous that may support bacterial growth, open foods, food that requires refrigeration/hot holding, or food that is being repackaged
(sandwiches, smoothies, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, etc.).
Questions can be directed to the Washington County Public Health & Environment website or at (651) 430-
2017 will be our 40th annual community garage sale. Over that time, word of this event has literally travelled across the country. We estimate that we now have more than 5,000 shoppers converge on our community. While the majority of shoppers come from the Twin Cities metropolitan area, we have many shoppers from outstate Minnesota, as well as Wisconsin, Iowa, and North & South Dakota and beyond. We have groups that arrive in tour buses. Many shoppers have been coming for years.
In the past, sellers have sold clothing, furniture, sporting equipment, tools, kitchenware, dishes, electronics and other household goods. You, as the individual seller, are responsible for the condition and legality of any items you sell (see our Helpful Hints).
Have boxes labeled in advance for left-over sale items to be kept and those to be donated. Items in good condition may be donated to the charitable organization of your choice (see our Helpful Hints). You are responsible for transferring the items to the organization.
The Woodbury Lions Community Garage Sale is planned for the Thursday, Friday, & Saturday of Minnesota general fishing opener in May. According to the Minnesota DNR “Minnesota's general fishing opener is the Saturday two weeks before Memorial Day weekend.” Here are the next few Community Garage Sale Future Dates (these dates are subject to change).
May 11th - 13th, 2017
May 10th - 12th, 2018
May 9th - 11th, 2019
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