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The Pate Swap Meet 2022 Open Market Is Live
After finishing a very successful Renewal Season last night, the open market for new Vendor Spaces for the 2022 edition of the Pate Swap Meet is live and online today! All remaining Vendor Spaces can be purchased by anyone.
There are good Vendor Spaces available today and your best selection will be right now.
Pate Swap Meet 2022 - By the Numbers
For the 2022 Edition of the Pate Swap Meet, we will have a total of 10,149 Vendor Spaces available.
New for the 2022 swap meet, included in the total number of spaces, we will have added 1,708 new spaces in the grass parking lot south of Petty Place and to the west of "the ditch." Yes, these new spaces are "in the grass" BUT, they have the advantage of being close to public parking and the main Petty Place public entrance gate. See what's currently available on our real-time Space Selector map (button below.) Since these are totally new, we are releasing these spaces in tranches and the first release is available now. As it begins to fill, we will release the remaining spaces in two more tranches.
Our First Look Sale proved very useful and popular with our renewing Pate Vendors. We will be repeating it next year. During the seven days of the First Look Sale, we processed a total of 191 Registrar orders, including sales for 881 additional Vendor Spaces and 55 change orders to move 269 Vendor Spaces. Renewing Pate Vendors had the opportunity to both expand their footprint as well as improve their locations.
A total of 75% (three-quarters) of all Vendor Spaces from the 2021 Pate Swap Meet renewed during our Renewal Season that just closed. The number of renewed Vendor Spaces was the largest in our history.
A total of 66% (two-thirds) of the 2022 Pate Swap Meet's expanded venue has already been sold to our renewing Pate Vendors. About one-third of the total expanded venue is still available as of today.
All Big Lots spaces renewed (as usual) but we still have a selection of our new Manufacturers Midway spaces available to commercial Vendors selling new parts and merchandise. The spaces are available to manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Manufacturers Midway spaces are all 25' x 50' jumbo spaces and multiples are still available. If you are interested, contact us to speak with a Pate representative about spaces in the Manufacturers Midway area.
Buy Your Pate Vendor Spaces Early
There are plenty of good spaces, both on the asphalt and in the grass, available RIGHT NOW! As always, the best spaces will likely sell first. The sooner you buy your 2022 spaces, the better your selection will be. All Vendor Spaces are sold on a first-come-first-served basis; don't wait!
Ordering Additional Spaces In Self-Service
Use the Space Selector map to select the spaces you wish to purchase. It is located in the "Vendor" menu in our primary navigation across the top of the page. It can also be reached by clicking on the button below.
The map zooms in and out using the "+/-" buttons on the left side of the map. The map also pans left and right as well as up and down by putting your cursor anywhere on the map, holding down your left mouse button and dragging the map to a new location.
Click on any space you wish to purchase. You can select one space or as many as you wish and in any configuration you wish. When you select a space, a red bounding box will appear on your selection. It will disappear again if you deselect the space.
In the upper right-hand of the map itself, you will find a small, square, green arrowhead icon pointing to the left. If you click on the arrowhead, a window will roll out to display a list of all of the spaces you have selected along with their full-text descriptions. Clicking the arrowhead icon again will put the list away.
Once you complete your selection, click the large green button in the top right corner of the page to add your selected spaces to a Shopping Cart. Once spaces have been added to a Cart, the spaces will be temporarily held for you for up 10 minutes while you complete your shopping for Private Toilets or Car Corral tickets. When you are finished shopping, click the "Checkout" button to finish your order. In Checkout, the hold on your selected spaces will be extended for an additional 15 minutes for you to complete your order and pay for your spaces.
If you do NOT complete your order with the "hold" period, the hold will expire and the spaces will be returned to the open pool for selection by others. The holds will prevent anyone less from selecting and purchasing the spaces while you have a reasonable time to checkout.
To finish your order, complete the checkout process and pay with a credit card or debit card. Once you complete the final payment, our system will automatically and immediately add the new spaces to your account. It is easy and painless.