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Large crowd expected for 'World's Largest' sale

Whether it's collectibles, specialty or distressed goods, vehicle parts, antiques, old toys, vintage jewelry, household goods, tools - or virtually anything imaginable - it's all available at Warrensburg's huge sale.

The event begins this year at 9 a.m. Saturday. Oct. 2, and runs until 6 p.m., with the same hours for Sunday, Oct. 3 - and these are just the sanctioned hours. The advance sales start up to two days earlier.

Residents extend a warm welcome to all visitors regardless of the traffic and inconvenience. They urge all to return and enjoy a visit to experience the true character of the town - when there are 3,800 year-round residents here.

The event is not just about bargains. There's also a street-fair atmosphere, with plenty of carnival food - from "blooming" onions, sausage-and-pepper sandwiches and fried bread, to home-cooked food prepared by local churches and community organizations.

The carny food will be concentrated in a food ccourt at the Warrensburg Health Center parking lot - a new feature this year.

Also new this year is free handicapped parking at the intersection of Main Street and Stewart Farrar Avenue - that is, if you can make it through bumper-to bumper traffic. Also, the local fire company will be renting out in-town spaces beside their firehouse on Elm Street.

Also new is a lineup of entertainment Saturday and Sunday at both the Health Center lot and at the uptown Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand. Professional and amateur musicians and entertainers have volunteered their time to make their talents known. Rock n' Roll, country music, and blues are all on the schedule, which includes teen and pre-teen entertainers.

A recent addition to the sale is a gift basket of goods and services donated by local businesses. Raffle tickets can be bought at various locations through town.

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