Hobby-Expo LLC runs a series of swap meets during the year, including one as part of the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo. The swaps include pre-owned Model Railroad, RC, Scale Model Kits, Drones, Slot Cars, Diecast, Rockets, Collectible & Specialty Toys, Games, Pop Culture products and More!
The 2019 Hobby Swap calendar is as follows-
July 21st, 2019 10 am—3 pm Highlands Masonic Center 3550 Federal Blvd Denver, CO 80211
October 12th—13th, 2019 Saturday 9 am—5pm, Sunday 10 am—4 pm Swap at the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo
December 15th, 2019 10 am—3 pm Highlands Masonic Center 3550 Federal Blvd Denver, CO 80211
Information related to Hobby Swap events at the Highland Masonic Center-
Sponsorship- Our Highland Masonic Center Events are sponsored by local hobby retailers Action Hobbies in Lakewood, Caboose in Lakewood, Colpar’s Hobbytown in Aurora and Lakewood, Hobbytown in Parker and the Hobbytown stores in Westminster, Longmont, Fort Collins and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Please support these stores as they have the product and service you need!
Buyers- Visit the show to locate that hard to find treasure! Admission is FREE and Parking is FREE. Standard show hours are 10 am to 3 pm. You may purchase an early admission, allowing entrance at 9 am for $10. Please understand that the items for sale are generally used and it is your responsibility to determine whether they operate. Also, as the Hobby Swap is a public show, the Colorado Department of Revenue requires the collection of sales tax.
Have hobby items collecting dust or estate items you don’t know what to do with? We have three potential solutions for you-
Sign up for table to sell your items- see “Sellers” section below
Bring your items in for no charge appraisals by multiple sellers- contact us in advance by email to arrange this at HobbySwap@Hobby-Expo.com
Bring your items in to place them in a “Silent Auction”. The way this works is you place items in our auction area with a starting price. Interested parties place bids on the items during the day. At 2 pm, we close the auctions and the high bidder pays for the item. We will mail you a check for the item less a 10% fee. If there are no bids, you take the item home. You will need to return to pickup unsold items as we are unable to transport and store them.
Sellers- Registrations include 8’ tables and one chair per table. 2019 table prices are $20 each, if received 30 days prior to the show date and $30 after that. Table assignment is at the discretion of show management.
Setup time is 8:30 am to 10 am. Show hours are 10 am—3 pm. Tear down from 3 pm to 4 pm. Early admission buyers allowed in at 9 am for a $10 fee. There is no smoking on Masonic Center Property.
The Hobby Swap is a taxable event per Colorado Dept of Revenue regulations. We hold a blanket sales tax license, which allows us to file and pay taxes for all vendors. A tax rate of x% applies to all sales. You need to report your sales and remit sales tax to us at the end of each event.
Each Swap Meet will feature non-buy/sell hobby activities, an opportunity to provide appraisals and a silent auction for sellers. Buyers are admitted FREE with the exception of early admission buyers allowed in at 9 am for a $10 fee.
The Swap Meets are promoted via Facebook, Web and in-store promotion with our retail store partners. Our web promotion will feature information on vendors and their products. We request vendors supply us with a description of products you will be selling and photos, if possible to aid us in promotion.
Click here for registration form for Masonic Center Events
Floor Plan for Masonic Center Events-
Information related to Hobby Swap at the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo, October 12th & 13th-
The Swap Shop gives individual hobbyists an opportunity to sell their personal pre-owned hobby merchandise to an audience of thousands of people. The Swap Shop is located in the Expo 1 area of the Mart.
Buyers- Follow the signs to locate that hard to find treasure! Please understand that the items for sale are generally used and it is your responsibility to determine whether they operate. Also, as the Swap Shop is part of a public show, the Colorado Department of Revenue requires the collection of sales tax.
Sellers- The Swap Shop is your opportunity to make room for new acquisitions by letting go of those hobby items you just don’t use anymore. We want to clarify that this is an area for individuals to sell their personal items, not commercial vendors selling new and used product.
Hobby Swap Policies-
Any hobby products will be considered for inclusion in the Hobby Swap. You will be asked to remove any products that are not hobby related as this is not a flea market or yard sale.
Each registration is limited to three tables with one seller and their significant other exhibiting. No helpers are allowed.
Sales space is limited to your tabletop with a maximum height of 3′ above the table. Wall displays are not permitted.
Load in is Friday evening 6:30 to 8 pm and Saturday from 6:30 to 8 am. You need to bring your own hand truck.
Sellers must collect and remit sales tax as it is Colorado law. We do hold a blanket sales tax license, so you do not need an individual license.
Food and beverages may not be sold.
Only a limited number of tables are available. Space is assigned on a first come, first served basis subsequent to receipt of payment. You don’t need to be a member of a club to sell.
Click here to download a registration for Hobby Swap at the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo.
Floor plan for Hobby Swap at the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo-