47th Annual Swap Meet Coming in April

People selling or seeking automotive parts and collectibles come from all over the area and other states to take part in this annual event.

The 47th Annual Swap Meet is set to take over the Creek County Fairgrounds on April 19-20 between Sapulpa and Kellyville. That’s basically on Route 66 just south of the Highway 33 and Route 66 junction about five miles west of Historic Downtown Sapulpa.

The event is hosted and operated by the Early V8 Ford Club of Tulsa, one of the most active car clubs anywhere. Its members (with or without a collection of old Fords) have monthly events, tire kicks, and a monthly breakfast, but the Swap Meet is the big event each year involving every member.

People selling or seeking automotive parts and collectibles come from all over the area and other states — Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. It is one of the highlights at the Creek County Fairgrounds as well — known for its full calendar of livestock shows, rodeo and annual county fair.

Early set-up for the Swap Meet actually begins on Thursday, April 18 just after 2 p.m. Security will be provided for vendors Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Otherwise, Swap Meet hours are Friday and Saturday – 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

There will be no Sunday Swap Meet. Vendors will be allowed to stay over Saturday night, however.

Vendors shall be out of the buildings and grounds within one hour after closing and shall be out by 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Admission and parking is free to the public. Seekers and lookers will find all kinds of things inside and outside — everything from carburetors and fenders to up-and-running classic cars and pickups; from ball joints for a 1940 Ford or 1937 Chevy to collections of Hot Rod Magazines and automotive paint. Tools, novelties and stuff for the ladies or man caves.

All merchandise must be 80 percent auto and/or bike related. The Crankshaft Diner crew will again be preparing burgers, dogs and other goodies this year, as well as breakfast featuring biscuits and sausage gravy.  No food or drink may be sold or given away other than that authorized or provided by the Early Ford V-8 Club of Tulsa.

Again this year, the club will provide a Complimentary Beans and Cornbread Dinner to early vendor arrivals on Thursday, April 18th between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Here are directions: From the Turner Turnpike (I-44) take Exit 211 at  Kellyville/Drumright. Turn East on Highway 33, then right on Route 66, go ¼ mile and you’re there. There’s some construction taking place. No big problem, but if you’re coming from south up I-44, you may want to take the Bristow exit and come up 66. You will see all the activity just past Kellyville on your right.

For reservations contact: Kat Conrad, P.O. Box 2151, Owasso, OK 74055 or call her at: 918-625-5464.

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