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Announcement - May 8, 2020

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48th Pate Swap Meet
 
Please Tell us Your Intentions

As we're sure you know by now, the 48th Pate Swap Meet has been postponed until Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, October 3, 2020. The new move-in set-up day will be Wednesday, September 30 and the move-out clean-up day will be Sunday, October 4, 2020. If you missed it, click here to see the full announcement.

For 2021, we will return to our normal last-Thursday-in-April dates.

We share our vendors' and patrons' disappointment about how things have turned out and the need for the postponement. However, because of the serious potential of the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental requirements, we had no choice but to change dates. These are very unusual and risky circumstances. It is important that we help guard the health and safety of all who would attend such a large event and to protect our communities.

Of course, the space reservations you are currently holding for the 2020 Pate event will be fully honored for the new dates. Everyone who has paid to renew their 2019 Pate Swap Meet spaces for 2020 or who have paid to purchase new spaces for 2020 will automatically have their reservations and fees applied to the new event dates. Alternatively, if you wish to cancel your spaces for the new dates, you will receive a full refund of all of the fees you have paid for your spaces.

An online form is provided at the button below for you to notify us of your intentions.

Roll Your Fees Over for the New October Date

All space-holders (Main Swap Meet Area Spaces, Big Lots Spaces, Manufacturers Midway Spaces, and Car Corral Spaces) will continue to hold their spaces for the new dates. We do ask that you provide confirmation of your intentions for attending the event on the new dates. For your convenience, we have provided an electronic form for your confirmation. Simply click the button below to complete the easy electronic form and submit it.

Click Here To Rollover Your Spaces To New Dates

Filling out the form will only take a minute. It is short and simple.

When you complete and submit the electronic form shown when you click the button above, you will also be automatically registered into the Pate Member Portal with no further effort or action on your part. Although sparsely populated with content now (just enough to bring the portal up and online), as we get closer to the event there will be new content, news, services and applications for Pate Vendors to use.

Your online account in the Pate Member Portal will be important to you in the future. You will be receiving further announcements about exciting new developments and services for Pate Vendors in the coming weeks. By getting you registered into the system now, you can return at any time to enjoy these new benefits without further actions needed on your part.

Your username and temporary initial password to the Member Portal will be shown on the on-screen confirmation you will see after your form submission when using the button above. A link will be included on the on-screen confirmation that will allow you to enter the Member Portal immediately.

The password automatically assigned to you will be random characters. You are welcome to change your initial password to a secret password of your choosing at any time. You can change your password any time you are logged into the site by clicking on your username in the upper right-hand corner of every page on the site. You will then be taken to the "My Account" page, select the "Change Password" link in the sidebar of the page to set your own secret password.

If at a later date you ever forget your password, simply click on the "Password?" link in the lower right corner of the login menu to get a temporary new password emailed to you.

The entire submission and account registrations process will protect the privacy and security of your form submission and will also allow us to link your form response to your account in the database. It will also allow you to gain entry to our private password-protected Member Portal for all Pate Vendors and participants. In the future, it will protect all the new secure applications that we will add later including the upcoming e-commerce applications.

In the coming weeks and months, new content and secure applications will be added to the Member Portal so please plan on returning to the portal often and watch for our announcements!

See the new website at PateSwapMeet.com

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