Swap Meet!

It's midday madness! The glitter-covered, rhinestone-studded, silky smooth, swap meet at The Great Burlesque Exposition is a great way to transform all that burlesque stuff you don't want into burlesque stuff you do want!

What sort of stuff should you bring? Costumes, accessories, trim, fabric, books,magazines, shoes, hair ornaments, commercial CDs, feathers, rhinestones... in short, anything a burlesque performer might want. 

What sort of stuff should you not bring? Anything in poor shape -- ripped, stained, or worn-out, anything boring, anything you want to sell (see The Community Commerce Table instead), anything edible. 

Please make sure your items are clean, especially if you have a pet at home or live with someone who smokes or wears perfume!

For ninety minutes, participants can mix and mingle, trade, exchange, barter, and otherwise swap stuff.  You cannot sell anything during the Swap Meet.  If you want to sell stuff, check out The Community Commerce Table!

Here are the rules:

  • • Set-up is from noon to 12:30 p.m.  Nothing leaves the area before 12:30 p.m.  Everything must be on display by 12:30 p.m. (i.e., you can't bring your stuff down late).
  • • This is a swap meet.  You must bring at least one thing to participate. 
  • • Anything left at 2:00 p.m. will be cleaned up and donated to charity.  Our charity of choice is Boomerangs,  an award-winning family of thrift stores owned and operated by AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, New England’s leading provider of HIV prevention and wellness services
  • • Nothing can be sold.  If you want to sell stuff, please particiipate in The Community Commerce Table.


Jan. 7, 2018, noon - 2 p.m.
Vendor Hall