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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Special Extra Events.....

happening at Chickenstock this Saturday - "Help Max and Lisa"!

Lisa is the Organizer for Chickenstock.  Last month, a tragedy happened to her beloved companion and farm dog, Max: she ran over him accidently with her truck. He suffered a broken jaw (in two places) and a fractured skull.  He spent almost a week at OSU undergoing surgery.  He is back home now and recovering well.  It has been a long (and expensive) road for both of them but our Swap Community, as well as Lisa's friends and total strangers, have all pulled together to help in Max's recovery. On Saturday, in addition to the usual swap fun, we have a Bake Sale and a T-shirt Sale for Max. Several vendors have also organized special raffles throughout the day for Max and many are donating their sale proceeds to Max.  Please be sure you stop by each of these special events and do whatever you can to help us Help Max and Lisa!

See you at the Swap!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

$1 Vendor Sale Area now at Chickenstock!

We are happy to announce that Chickenstock will now be offering a $1 Vendor Area like our other swaps. For those of you not familiar with this, it is a designated area within the swap where vendors with a small number of animals may use for the cost of $1 per animal. This number varies with each swap. Due to the already low cost of Chickenstock, the number of animals is being limited to 2 maximum. There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just show up and pay $1 per animal you want to sell. Your animals must be in crates or cages and you must stay with them in the designated area.

One of our goals is to help you sell/rehome your animals so we are very happy to be able to offer this area at our swaps.

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's Here....

Chickenstock Week!  The countdown has begun....Join us this Saturday, August 2, 9am-4pm in Pioneer Park, Brownsville, OR.  In addition to our swap, there is an antique fair and car show happening.  There will be food, music and lots of fun to be had - we hope to see you there!  Vendor spaces are still available for $5 each - contact us to get signed up.