continued “Even though it rained and even with the economy the way it is and people are spending more cautiously, it was cautiously pleasant here,” Morris said.
Other vendors like Jason Fonda, owner of Purse Party in Lake George Village, said his sales had dropped by at least a quarter from what he sold last year. But he said he was surprised Sunday, as he packed up his two tents full of purses, that his sales had been as good as they were.
“This is my fifth year coming here, sales were down because of the rain but its still a cool event to come to and you will still see people out here with or without rain. I’m surprised, I sold more than I expected to,” Fonda said.
The cold weather was a benefit for some vendors’ sales, like the Treasure Shop stand that sold hot apple cider, coffee and treats on Main Street. Employee Andy Farkass said they sold 10 gallons of hot cider on Saturday. The Treasure Shop is an antique shop that is open year round. Their parking lot turns into an outdoor shopping center for the Garage Sale. Farkass said the event is the highlight of the year for local businesses.
The World’s Largest Garage Sale is the second biggest attraction to the town of Warrensburg after Americade.