Giddings Swap Meet anticipates hundreds of auto vendors
Getting into classics, hot rods or muscle cars can be an expensive hobby. But sometimes it is not the cost, but the availability of some parts that can be the biggest drain on getting that project car up to snuff.
To that end, swap meets can be a great asset, and one of the larger swap meets taking place in Central Texas will be happening in Giddings on the weekend of Aug. 25-26.
Taking place on the Lee County Fairgrounds (2495 Hwy. 290, three miles West of Giddings), the swap meet features 50 acres, with restrooms and showers on-site for the campers and RVs that roll in for the event.
“We have spaces for 500 vendors,” said organizer Matt Neal. “Friday is the biggest day, and it’s full. You’ll see old stuff, newer stuff; anything automotive related, you’ll have a chance to find it. Stuff from the ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s, you’ll find it all out there.”
There is also a designated area for a Car Corral, so those looking to dive into their first classic, muscle car, hot rod or project starter will also have a place to shop.
Vendor spaces are broken into three sections situated around a food pavilion in the center of the event grounds. The swap meet is free for the public, including parking. The only charge is for booth space, which will be $30 for an open space and $40 for a covered space.
The Giddings Swap meet has been running on the last weekend in August since its beginning in 2010.
In addition to parts, there is a car corral for those looking to get into a new, old ride.
Swap meets are a great place to go for those hard-to-find parts and accessories.