Vendor Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a permit?
YES If you are renting your vendor space from the Chamber your permit is included in you rental fees.
If you are renting from anyone besides the Chamber of Commerce, you are considered a private vendor. You or the property owner is required to purcase an IPP permit from the Warrensburg Town Clerk prior to the sale. Permits must be notarized. $50street vendors, $100 for food Vendors, multiple spaces need multtiple permits. You can dowload the form and send them to Warrensburg Town Hall with a check or money order in advance to:
Emmerson Town Hall
ATTN Town Clerk
3797 Main Street
Warrrensburg NY 12885
Download IPP Permit, 2019
Do I need Insurance?
Yes, if you are renting any space anywhere a $1,000,000 Certificate of Insurance is required.
What is Vendor Insurance?
Vendor liability insurance is a short-term general liability policy designed to help vendors and exhibitors cover the cost of third-party claims of injury or property damage. EX: If a gust of wind knocks your tent into another vendor’s booth, damaging their tent and display, your policy could help cover the costs of repairs. Or, if someone trips on your display and breaks their ankle, your coverage may help you pay for their medical bills.
How Do I get a Certificate of Insurance?
A COI can be obtained by contacting your Insurance company and discussing what is coverred under your exsisting policy. Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, World's Largest Garage Sale, Town of Warrensburg need to be named as an additional insured. A new COI must be submitted every year.
I don't Have Insurance. What do I do?
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Is there security?
Yes, the Warrens County Sheriff's Department will have a visible presence at the Garage Sale. The New York State Police, Emergency Medical Services and the Fire Department will also be on standby. Additional coverage is provided to a limited extent by town officials and event staff.
Is there water or electricity provided?
No, there is no water of electricity provided at the vendor spaces. Small suitcase generators are ok.
I'm not a professional vendor, can I come to the sale?
Yes, however you are still required to make arrangements for your own vendor space. You must file the appropriate applications and have the permits, certificates and insurance whatever is applicable to your individual situation. The responsibility for compliance is entirely yours. Call the Chamber for details. 518-623-2161
What permits do I need if I sell food?
Food vendor will need all the appropriate permits and certificated as required by the State of New York and Board of Health. The permits and certificates must be valid for the state and county in which the event is being held. Visit NYS Board of health for More information
Where can I stay? There are numerous accommodations within a 20 mile radius of the Garage Sale, including Hotels, Motels, Bed and Breakfast, Airbnb, Housekeeping Cottages, Cabins, Campgrounds, and RV Parks. Use this link to find the latest listings!
Can I camp at my site? Yes, you can camp at your vendor space In a tent, however there are no showers, electricity or running water. No camp fires in spaces.
Can I park My RV in my spot? No, you cannot park your RV in or at your vendor space. RV owners can park for the weekend at the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company on Elm street for a small fee. Contact Fire at (518) 623-9766
Where do I park? Each vendor will be issued one parking permit for your personal vehicle and parking is first come first serve. Vendors will be directed to vendor parking lots at setup. If you have multiple vehicles you will be responsible for securing parking. You may also park at the parking area outside of town and ride the shuttle bus to the Garage Sale running 8:30AM - 4:30PM Saturday and Sunday.
What can I sell? Everything and Anything.... New or Used.... clothing, clothing accessories, housewares, home décor, kitchenware, packaged food items, Jewelry, rustic furnishings, antiques/collectibles, toys, tools, electronics devices/accessories, handicrafts, sports equipment, health and beauty items, just to name a few.... ABSOLUTELY NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND