Storage Wars stars' new venture: June 29 Yard Sale & Flea Market Expo in LA Storage Wars stars Dan and Laura Dotson have announced a new venture: a June 29 Yard Sale & Flea Market Expo in LA. Gourmet food trucks, entertainment, live auction
centralized location, Pierce said. “No driving all over town in hopes of getting to the good stuff first. You park your car and forget about it till your yard sale and flea market shopping is done,” she said. Onsite ATMs provide added convenience for shoppers who may run low on cash.
The event is being planned with all ages in mind, based on input from four generations of the family behind Justuff: Tomi Heard, her parents Tom and Karen Pierce, grandmother and family matriarch Billie Mathews; and Tomi’s 4-year-old Hudson Heard.
“The ideas that have come from multi-generational brainstorming have been very creative,” said Tomi Heard, describing some of the amenities planned for the show. “In addition to a fleet of gourmet food trucks offering a variety of delicious options, there will be a beer and wine garden, a live band for light mood music, and bounce houses and slides for children. We’ll even have charity bins on hand in case dealers would rather donate items than take them home. One thing we know for sure is that the shopping will be great and everyone will be well entertained.”
A special highlight is the live lunchtime auction of antiques and quality collectibles to be conducted personally by Dan and Laura Dotson. Anyone wishing to consign should bring their items to the Fairplex on Friday, June 28, or by 5 a.m. on Expo/auction day. The usual auction fees (seller’s commission and buyer’s premium) will apply.
Each $49 vendor space is a generous 17ft by 25ft, with easy entry and onsite parking for vehicles or trailers up to 20ft in length. Vendors may share a space, and they also may stay overnight in their vehicles, if desired. There is onsite security at the Fairplex. Nearby hotels, motels and the KOA Kampground Fairplex RV Park offer additional options for those who wish to arrive the night before the event.
The Fairplex At Pomona is located at the junction of I-10, I-210 and the 57. “It’s an ideal location, no more than 90 minutes’ drive from any point in southern California. Everyone knows it as the home of the LA County Fair,” said Pierce.
General admission (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is $5. Children under 12 enter free if accompanied by an adult. Early bird admission (6-8 a.m.) is $8. A parking fee applies at Fairplex At Pomona.
Vendors may view additional information and sign up for the show online at www.theyardsaleexpo.com. Tel. 909-222-0924.
Storage Wars, starring Dan and Laura Dotson, airs on A&E, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central time.
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Laura and Dan Dotson, owners of American Auctioneers in Riverside, Calif., co-stars of A&E’s hit TV show Storage Wars, and co-producers of the June 29 Yard Sale Expo & Flea Market at Fairplex at Pomona. Image courtesy of the Dotsons.