Grab a bargain – or two – at the Old and Gold Festival on Saturday June 12.
Grab a bargain – or two – at the Old and Gold Festival on Saturday June 12.

Bargains galore at Old and Gold

If you are environmentally conscious and support the practice of recycling of household items that you have outgrown or no longer need, a number of options will be available in Brunswick Heads on Saturday, June 12.


Firstly, the much-loved All Town Garage Sale provides a practical way to contribute to reducing landfill.


In these more challenging economic times, not only can you turn your trash into cash, but you will provide hundreds of people with the thrill and pleasure of bargain hunting.


Last year’s All Town Garage Sale featured about 50 households passing on their treasures, and everyone had a lot of fun travelling from house to house on foot with their shopping trolleys, discovering fantastic bargains and meeting their neigh-bours.


The All Town Garage Sale will commence on Saturday at 8am, and households will be identified by brightly coloured bunting.


Addresses and sale items will feature in the Byron News double page feature and plotted on a map, and programs will be available so you can get organised the week before.


If you can’t have a garage sale or you live out of town, there is some stall booking space available at one of the fairs.


The indoor Collectables Fair in the Memorial Hall is booked out, but Mary still has a few stalls left at Ye Olde Church Fair in the Catholic Church grounds, and can be contacted on 66851676 or at her trophy shop in Fingal Street.


Brunswick Heads Primary School’s Bric a Brac Fair also has some undercover and front garden left, and for bookings contact the school on 66851204.


This year, local Brunswick Heads potter Lucy Vanstone has rounded up her artistic friends to host an Arts and Crafts Fair at Wheel of Life Studios behind St Thomas’ Church, with plants on sale in the church’s front garden.


Complementing the treasure hunting this year is a range of other activities in the theme, including the Australian Marbles Championships, Funky Junk recycled craft for kids, historical displays, a self guided historical walking tour of the town, tarot reading, massages, free face painting, Jaws of Life demonstrations, Bernie Cinders, tie dye workshops and other family fun.


Apart from live music, with barbecue and tarot reading in the supermarket courtyard this year there will also be live music at Cino Bambino’s in the morning and on Yami’s deck from 2pm.


All the program details are posted on the website www.brunswickheads.org.au/oldngold.


With so many easy opportunities provided, now’s the perfect time to let go of your stuff and have your trash turned into treasure and create cash and pleasure, so book a garage sale or stall now.


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