Old Sloop Fair Rummage Sale

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Name: Old Sloop Fair Rummage Sale
Date: July 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Old Sloop Fair Rummage Sale
Event Description:
Rockport's beloved Old Sloop Fair will begin with the Rummage Sale.  The Rummage Sale offers gently-used women's, men's and children's clothing, bed linens, luggage, handbags, and much more. There is always a great selection!

The Old Sloop Fair has long been a popular Rockport summer attraction.  It originated in 1957 under the guidance of Rev. Ed Nutting.  In the early years of the fair, School Street was closed to traffic, festive lighting was erected, and a live auction was held in the street.  Long-time Rockport residents may remember auctioneers Frank Gray and Karl Johnson, "grab lady" Peg Emerson, the roast turkey dinners, and the "Old Sloop" sailor caps worn by the volunteers.

For more information, visit http://oldsloopfair.org, send email to info@oldsloopfair.org, or call 978-546-6638.

 
Location:
If you are coming by road, drive north on Route 128 into Gloucester, across the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge, and through two rotaries to the first traffic light at the bottom of the hill.  Turn left onto Route 127 and drive 4 miles to Rockport.  At the "five corners" intersection, continue slightly right onto Broadway (Route 127A).  At the stop sign with a lighthouse in the middle of the road, turn left and then bear left onto Main Street.  The First Congregational Church is on the left at the corner of School Street, the next intersection.  There is parking on School Street and on Main Street. If you are coming by train, take the Rockport branch of the Newburyport/Rockport line to the end.  This commuter rail line originates at Boston's North Station and passes through stations in a dozen communities before reaching Rockport, taking about 70 minutes.  The Rockport train station is about a half mile from the church.  To walk to the church, follow the "blue diamond" route: turn right on Railroad Avenue upon leaving the station, walk .2 miles to the "five corners" intersection, and turn slightly left onto Broadway.  Walk .3 miles and turn left onto School Street (Rockport Public Library on corner).  The church is on the left.  If you are coming by sea, navigate to Rockport Harbor 42°39'N, 70°36'W.  If you have questions about Rockport harbor, contact the harbormasters on VHF channel 9 or by telephone at (978) 546-9589.  After disembarking on T-Wharf, walk up Broadway, and turn right on School Street (Rockport Public Library on corner).  The church is on the left.
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, July 14, 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
Free!
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