The Turlock Swap Meet will gather again for the 57th time on January 27-28, 2024. Taking place on the Stanislaus County Fairground in Turlock, it is one of the biggest auto swap meets on the West Coast. Hosted by Modesto Area A’s Club, this event has grown from a small gathering to trade parts between Model A and Model T clubs, to having over 1,000 vendors and up to 20,000+ attendees. Vendors showcase cars built in the 20’s through the 60’s and 70’s, along with all things car related, from vintage parts to magazines and signs.
A majority of the vendors have been showing their cars and wares for multiple years, a few for the last 56 years! Vendor space registration is open to the public, but spaces are limited. All vendors who participated in last year’s swap meet will have first right of refusal to all their 2023 registered spaces.
All current vendors MUST purchase their space(s) by November 20 at 12 Noon or they will be released.
From November 20 at Noon to November 24 at Midnight, current vendors can swap purchased spaces with any available spaces or purchase additional spaces.
On November 27 at 12 Noon, new vendor registration is open to the public.
IMPORTANT NEW REGULATIONS:
Stanislaus County has mandated NO OPEN FIRES, wood or charcoal, on the fairgrounds. Propane fueled heaters or barbecues only.
September 25 – Email notification sent to all registered 2023 vendors for 2024 registration and space purchases
November 20 at Noon – November 24 at Midnight – 2024 registered vendors may purchase additional spaces or swap for any available spaces
November 27 at 12 Noon – Vendor registration is open to the public
December 19 – Vendor registration closes
January 3-5 – Vendor packets are mailed
January 26 – Vendor load-in begins
January 27-28 – 57th Turlock Swap Meet
January 27 – 7:00am – 5:00pm
January 28 – 7:00am – 3:00pm
We look forward to seeing everyone in January of 2024.
CARS FOR SALE
Beginning Friday, the day before the Swap Meet at approximately 9:00am cars for sale will be staged in the parking lot on the corner of Canal Street and Soderquist. Cars will line-up on a first come first served basis. As the cars enter the parking lot fees will be collected and GATE PASSES issued. The GATE PASS must be affixed to the lower corner of your windshield and must remain there for the duration of the Swap Meet. You will also be given ONE WRISTBAND which will allow you to leave and re-enter the fairgrounds during regular Swap Meet operating hours. Passengers must purchase wristbands. At approximately 2:00pm, CARS FOR SALES will be escorted to the Car Corral.
After 2:00pm, and until 8:00pm, CARS FOR SALE will need to enter the Car Corral via the Broadway Gate to the Fairgrounds. Passengers must exit the car and purchase wristbands. THE WRISTBANDS MUST BE PLACED ON YOUR WRISTS AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. The wristbands are waterproof and must be worn all weekend. Any hand carried or damaged wristbands will not be honored.
Cars coming in on Saturday need to go to the Broadway gate prior to 7:00am to gain entry to the Car Corral.
DO NOT PARK ON ALMOND AVENUE OR BROADWAY OR NEAR ANY GATE BEFORE THE GATES OPEN. POLICE WILL TICKET ANYONE DOING SO.
LOCATION & PARKING
Stanislaus County Fairground
900 N. Broadway
Turlock California 95380
View google map for directions
Vendor load-in locations:
Green, yellow and red dots indicate load-in locations. Instructions for load-in will be emailed to all vendors before the event.
Parking will be available at the Polo Field located just off Soderquist Avenue across from the fairgrounds Soderquist entrance. When parking on Saturday, if you exit Hyway 99 at Fulkerth, the Turlock Police will direct visitor/buyer traffic South onto Tully, then left on West Canal. Turn left again onto Soderquist Avenue and into the Polo Field parking lot. Sunday, there are no restrictions on accessing the Polo Field parking lot. The lot opens at 6:00am. The gates are closed and locked at 6:00pm.
Handicap parking is available in Polo Field parking lot at the North gate off Fulkerth Avenue. A handicap license plate or valid handicap placard must be displayed.
RV parking is located in the Polo field off of Soderquist Avenue on the west side of the Fair Grounds. It is within walking distance of the Swap Meet,
RV parking opens at 9:00am on Friday. The fee is $30 for the weekend (Friday through Sunday). The Turlock Kiwanis Club will collect fees, and provide security on Friday starting at noon until 3:00pm on Sunday.
The Polo Field is not a paved area. There are no hookups or other services provided at this site.
This area may be used for vendor trailers or other overflow.