Friday, August 29, 2014

Win a Ware Chicken Cottage at the Fall Swap!!!

A big THANK YOU to Del's Feed and Farm Supply in Philomath for their generous donation - again - to our Fall Swap!!!! To those of you new to our swaps, Del's has been one of our supporters and vendors for several years now. They have been by our side since the beginning you could say  Each year they donate generously to our Swap Raffle, advertise all our swaps in their store and participate in our Fall Swap. This year they have donated this Ware Chicken Cottage (a $300 value) and will also have a vendor table selling misc. chicken supplies and food. Please stop by D-14 and thank them for being such a big part of our Swap Community!

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Registration Desk the day of the swap.  Prices are: 5 for $1; 30 for $5; 60 for $10.  Our first raffle drawing will be at 12noon, our second at 3pm.  This chicken cottage will be in the 3pm drawing.  You must be present to win.  We will also have a Silent Auction for many items starting at 9am till the swap closes at 4pm. You do not need to be present to win these but you must be able to pick up your item by 7pm that night.  Check out the information signs around the swap for more details or ask the staff at the front desk.  

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Coloring Contest at the Fall Swap!

Along with the raffles, silent auction, bake sale and vendor booth decorating contest, the Fall Swap hosting a coloring contest for the kids of all ages (adult kids too) this year!

We will have 4 age groups: 0-4 years; 5-7 years; 8-10 years and 11 and up. The younger age groups will compete for a gift basket and the adult winner will receive a cheesecake baked by Laura Castle. Photos can be colored prior to the swap or there will have a coloring table set up there near the front entrance. Photos will be judged by the Fall staff and the winner chosen at  3:30pm.

You do not have to be present to win or receive the prize, but you do need to be able to pick it up that night at the Indoor Arena by 7pm. Pages to be colored can be downloaded in the documents/information section on the Fall Swap tab and will also be available at the Fall Swap.  Crayons or colored pencils only please.  

Bake Sale for Max - Round 2!

Because our Bake Sale at Chickenstock did so well earlier this month, the Fall Swap will be hosting one starting at 9am on October 11th. Not only did we raise money to help Max, we also kept hungry vendors and shoppers satisfied with cookies, brownies, mini loaves of bread, cheesecakes....the list goes on and on.  Baked treats and a variety of other homemade goodness will be available all day in Space G17.  All proceeds are donated to Max's surgery and recovery fund. Max will be going to OSU this week for his last surgery.  They will be removing the wires from his jaw and we are all hopeful he will continue onto a full recovery. You can find the Story of Max on our Fall Swap tab in the documents section.

Please Join Us at the Fall Swap and be sure you stop by G17 to not only help Max but enjoy the delicious treats made by Max's friends and supporters!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Almost Sold Out!!!

Our Fall Swap in Corvallis on October 11th is almost sold out!  We have 4 spaces left inside the 40,000k sq ft arena and a handful of outside spaces available.  If you are thinking of being a vendor at this swap, now is the time to grab one of these spaces as they are selling fast. Please contact the organizer Laura Castle  or sign up on the Fall Swap tab using the Paypal Buy It Now button.  Join us in Corvallis for another sold out Oregon Fall Poultry Swap!!!

Photo from last year's Fall Swap

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

$1 Vendor Sale Area back again at the Fall Swap....

The Fall swap will once again offer several areas available for those who want to participate in our swap but only have a few animals to sell. This $1 area is open to those with 5 or less animals (not crates of animals - individual animals) to sell for the cost of $1 per animal (contact us for smaller animals such as chicks/quail/etc). There has been confusion in the past...this area is not like the Dollar Store; animals are not for sale for $1. 

Those participating in this area are will be considered vendors.  They must complete an Intake form and follow all vendor rules for cleaning their space, provisions for their animals, etc. Those interested register and pay the day of the swap and will be assigned a space then.  Animals must be crated or caged and should be labeled with breed and a price. Animals may be left unattended for short periods of time (15 mins or less) as long as contact information is left on the crate.   Please remember this is not a drop and go option for your animals - this is an option to help you rehome animals.

If you are interested in participating in this area, please contact us to add your name to this list with a rough estimate of how many animals you will be bringing. You will not be held to this commitment since you don't have to actually pay till the day of the swap, but it does give you the freedom to advertise these animals within the Fall Swap Facebook group and gives us an idea of how much space we will need that day for this option.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fall Swap in Corvallis!

With summer winding down, it's time to get ready for our Fall Swap in Corvallis on October 11th! This swap is almost sold out for the 4th year in a row!  We currently have 5 indoor spaces left.  We will have several outside spaces available for those with canopies (contact us for more information on these spaces) for a discounted price.  Do not delay in grabbing one of these last remaining spaces.  Once they are gone, they are gone!

We have a full day of fun planned for this swap!  Raffles, silent auctions, educational presentations all day long, a coloring contest for both kids and adults, a bake sale, tshirt sales (coming soon to our Fall Swap tab), booth decorating contests for our vendors, and of course, lots of selling and swapping of animals, crafts and homemade goodies!  Be sure and mark your calendars to JOIN US for the 6th annual Oregon Fall Poultry Swap!

Oregon Fall Poultry Swap 2014
Saturday, October 11th
9am - 4pm
Benton County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Another Successful Chickenstock!

We couldn't have asked for a better day in Pioneer Park!  The weather was perfect - not too hot, not too cold, not too windy - and the foot traffic between the 3 events happening Saturday benefited everyone.  We had 20+ vendors set up around our shaded area, selling a variety of items and animals and sharing the fun of the day and each other.  The Bake Sale for Max was a big success and everyone enjoyed the tasty treats graciously donated.  Thank you to everyone who participated in Chickenstock and we look forward to seeing you next summer in park!

For more photos of the day, check out the Chickenstock photos in our Photos section.

Photo by Krista Ferguson