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Next event - Sunday 28th May 2017

Buyers from 08.30 - Sellers from 07.30 (No earlier please - remember the toilets don't open until 07.45-8am so no point in getting caught short).

Parking is free in the top council car park or from 50p in the memorial car park opposite the medical center. There are another 200 free spaces in Thatcham Town Centre (5 minutes walk) or you can park at ATS or any other legal place to park. The overflow car park is free but only available after 08.45 or once the buyer queue is clear. If you see a sign saying buyers parking only then the overflow car park is closed or full. Once the overflow car park is open it will be signposted (for health and safety we do not open until it's clear of pedestrians so please don't ask as we will refuse). More info and a map can be found here.

Important Information

Our outdoor events will be every Sunday until mid October unless otherwise stated below.

This is subject to weather and ground conditions.
We will not be running on the following date due to events at the venue:

  • Sunday 14th May (Funfair).

  • Sunday 11th June (Circus).

We will be running every Sunday except those above (weather permitting). If there is any change or late cancellation we always try to email everyone by 6pm the day before. If you are in any doubt check our facebook page which is always the most up-to-date source.

Thatcham Memorial Hall and Playing Fields Foundation is a non profit organisation (charity number 300214). Revenue from this car boot sale and the other events and facilities help maintain and improve this valuable community asset.
If you are selling please remember:
We open at 07.30 - not 05.00 so there is no need to camp overnight!
We have been doing this long enough to know you could be the first or last car - buyers will scour every pitch for a bargain! Being closest to the food van guarantees you will be hungry - nothing else :)
Toilets open at 8am (this is out of our control).
Bring plenty of change.
Bring a friend if possible (so you can have a break).
If you have your door or boot left open switch off any lights to avoid a flat battery.
Thieves operate at events like these so be vigilant at all times. We cannot be held responsible for stolen items but will try to rugby tackle suspects unless they are a.) bigger than us or b.) quicker than us.

Sellers are not permitted to sell illegal, hazardous or products that are not suitable to be displayed at a family based event. Prohibited items include alcohol, tobacco products, firearms, fireworks, knives or weapons, explicit material, livestock and counterfeit or stolen items.
If such items are found on display the seller will be asked to remove them from sale or  be pushed down a live volcano.

If you need any help just ask - if we can, we will.

If you are a buyer please remember:
Entry is from 08.30. Parking in the Memorial car park is not free - however parking in the council car park is and so is the over flow (When open). If in doubt read the signs on display or ask. More parking places and a map can be found here.
Exact change is appreciated and means you gain entry quicker.
Remember it is a car boot sale so any purchases (especially electrical) are buyer beware.
The vast majority of sellers are honest but if you buy an item which is faulty we cannot intervene and cannot be held responsible.