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Frenchtown Swap Meet

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome to the first Frenchtown Neighborhood Swap Meet! This is going to be an awesome free event, but if you’re interested in attending, please carefully read the guidelines below. This will help ensure a great experience for everyone. Additionally, if you have any questions, please message the Historic Frenchtown Association, either on Facebook or via email ( Hope to see you at the swap!

A swap meet is similar to a potluck, except that instead of bringing food, everyone brings items they no longer need, from books to seeds to accessories (see the ideas below). Everyone “shops” for free while chatting with their neighbors. At the end, everyone takes their own leftover items home, along with any new treasures they have found. If you have a beautiful scarf that’s not your color, a nice coffee mug that doesn’t fit your style, or a random kitchen gadget that you’ve never used, this is the event for you!

1. Everyone brings only a few quality items— NO MORE THAN 10 OR SO. See the NO and YES lists below for ideas.

2. Arrive at the swap, say hello to your neighbors, and unpack your items.

3. Look through your neighbor’s items for interesting finds— it’s like a garage sale, but free!

4. Have fun and don’t be greedy! The rule “first come, first serve” generally applies, but be friendly and try to work things out so everyone is happy.

5. IMPORTANT: When you are done looking through the items, you are responsible for gathering up the items you originally brought and taking them home with you (hopefully there won’t be that many). Feel free to ask your neighbors if they want any of the items you’re getting ready to take away.

Bag everything up and go home with your new treasures!


+books, CDs, movies
+kitchen gear and gadgets such as coffee mugs, wooden spoons, tea cups, mason jars, etc.
+decorative items, including holiday decorations
+garden supplies such as pots, planters, and tools
+seeds or plant starts
+SMALL appliances like toasters, crockpots, etc.
+Clothes that can be worn by people of several different body types, such as shawls, wraps, coats, and skirts
+Accessories such as scarves and jewelry

-large items such as large appliances or TVs; you should be able to easily carry in and out everything you bring
-dirty, stained, or broken items; bring items that other people will want to take
-items you want to sell instead of give away (in other words, this is a completely free event, so nothing for sale is allowed)

If you plan to attend the swap and are looking for a particular item, feel free to post in the comments!


April 15
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Historic Frenchtown Association


Frenchtown Heritage Museum
1121 N. 2nd Street
St. Charles, MO 63301 United States
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