Welcome to the Camp DuNord & Camp Widji Garage Sale Web Page!

Here you'll find a lot of good information on the sale, its dates, volunteer opportunities and lots more!

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As usual, it'll run three days- Thursday the 18th through Saturday May 20th.

***NOTE: Sorry to say we will not be having a Fall Sale this year. If you'd been to the Sale, you can see that it takes a lot of heavy lifting, and our backs are sore....we're not gettin' any younger! 

One more note- as a result of the costs of us having to literally dump some donations that are on our Can't Take It list, we'll really be scrutinizing donations and may have on hand a list of alternative donation facilities that might take the things we can't.
Starting May 13 at 12:00pm, you can drop off items off directly at the MerchandiseMart Building, located right inside the Snelling Ave. gate (behind O'Gara's). *If you desperately need stuff gone before then, please call 651-442-7226. PLEASE NOTE- DUE TO THE RATHER LARGE -YET GENEROUS- DONATIONS OF FURNITURE PIECES, WE'VE FOUND THEY OFTEN DO NOT SELL AND WE MUST PAY TO DISPOSE OF THEM. SO EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, WE WILL BE VERY LIMITED IN THE PIECES WE CAN ACCEPT.  


For larger donations, please calls us- we may be out and about in our truck and can swing by your neighborhood.

Please call (612) 685-4562 or (651) 442-7226 for further information. 


The "Garage Sale" as it's known- came into existence over 35 years ago! We held it on a front yard in Roseville and it just grew so much that we had to move it to the Fairgrounds! We're the Garage Sale Committee and we run the sale. We're current and/or former campers who have close ties to the YMCA Camps DuNord and Widjiwagan. If you've never experienced them, check them out here:

http://www.dunord.org/           http://www.widji.org/

*If the links aren't working, you may have to cut and paste the line into your browser address line.

Twice per year we have a sale- usually May and October (same time that property taxes are due!). We collect donations from campers, friends, relatives, neighbors and from just about anybody who wants to donate to a good cause. We start the sale on a Thursday, but we take donations all year long. As you might assume, it takes a while to set up the sale, so we start working at the Fairgrounds on the Saturday before the sale. People can also drop off donations at that location if they like. For larger items or collections of "stuff", we can arrange to have a truck drive to your location. 


The fall Sale is around the corner, so donate your stuff versus storing it over the winter! The actual sale date starts Thursday, May 18th at 9:00am. If dropping off your donations, we ask that you do so any time from Saturday at noon May 13th through Tuesday the 17th. Please email us to schedule a pick-up for items you're not able to bring to us.
Sale hours of operation:
Thurs., May 18th : 9am to 7:30pm
Fri., May 19th : 9am to 7:30pm
Sat., May 20th : 8am to 4pm 

Location: Merchandise Mart Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, off Dan Patch Avenue and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. See on the map here: map.JPG

We accept donations year-round. For larger quantities or large items, we may be able to schedule a pick-up at your location. Or better yet, you can coordinate a "donation day" between your neighbors and we'll swing through with a large truck! Please contact us for details at (651) 442-7226. Your contributions may qualify for a charitable tax-deductible donation. (Please see your tax adviser for details.)  

Unsure of what can be donated? Check out our list at the following link: Donation Guidelines

Volunteer opportunities exist in many categories. Please see the following link for further information:

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like us to email you with future sales dates and events, please fill in the requested information on the following page: