2022’s Bazaar will be held on June 4. Save the date!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Masks required at all times for volunteers and shoppers (N95 or KN95 preferred)
  • There will be no Chili Cafe this year. Baked goods and snacks will be for sale on the Front Plaza. Volunteers should plan to bring a bag lunch to eat outdoors on the patio across from the Fireside Room.
  • The only Books collected and sold will be Children’s and YA.  Do not donate any books, DVDs, or CDs for adults.

The Bazaar Tradition

The Bazaar has been a tradition at River Road for over 45 years. Our building and property is transformed into a well-stocked department store full of high quality, gently used, donated goods sold at great prices.

The River Road Bazaar provides affordable merchandise for shoppers from the greater community, as well as a large group of repeat bargain hunters and dealers. Our Bazaar serves to fund the work of our congregation and is a major event powered by several hundred hard-working volunteers. In our continuing commitment to the environment, we actively recycle all we can to other organizations after the sale.

Bazaar Departments include:

Baked Goods

Beverages

Children’s Books

Children’s Clothing

Chili Cafe

Jewelry

Linens

Men and Women’s Clothing (from casual to formal, including shoes and accessories)

Silent Auction

Sporting Goods (including bicycles)

Toys and Kids’ Stuff

White Elephant (household and miscellaneous items)

But, wait, there’s more!

  • The Silent Auction is filled with valuable donated items such as fine art, china, fine jewelry, and collectibles. Browse through the display of Silent Auction items, bid on your favorites, and check back to see if you are the lucky winner! (There will be several closing times throughout the day.) Check this list for the kinds of things to look for.

The Bazaar is BIG! Every room in the building, plus tents outside, house thousands of items for some great shopping. Over 400 people volunteer to make it happen. Here is a time lapse video showing the White Elephant department – from start of set-up to the end of clean-up to the set-up for our worship service the next day. It gives an idea of the event’s energy, service to the community, and great bargains.

For questions or to volunteer, contact bazaar@rruuc.org.