Less than 2 weeks!

Are you ready to score some amazing deals and help save the planet at the same time? Well, get ready, because Thriftapalooza is right around the corner!

With all booths sold out, this market is going to be a thrifter’s paradise! From vintage clothing to one-of-a-kind treasures, you’ll find it all at this sustainable shopping extravaganza. And with a lot of garage sellers, you know you’re going to uncover some hidden gems.

But that’s not all, folks! This market isn’t just about scoring some great finds, it’s also about doing your part for the environment. By shopping secondhand, you’re keeping perfectly good items out of landfills and reducing the demand for new, resource-intensive products. So, not only will you be looking fabulous, but you’ll also be doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint. Talk about a win-win!

But wait, there’s more! You won’t go hungry or thirsty at this market, as there will be plenty of food and beer to keep you fueled up and ready to shop. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love a little liquid courage when they’re on the hunt for the perfect vintage Levi’s?

So mark your calendars, grab your reusable tote bags, and get ready to shop ’til you drop at the Thriftapalooza! This is going to be an event you won’t want to miss. See you there!

Spring Thriftapalooza!

We are returning to the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup on March 25th and 26th, 2023!

Join us for a unique thrifting experience! Thriftapalooza is more than just a secondhand shopping event – it’s a celebration of conscious consumption and sustainable living. With a diverse range of gently used items available, you’re sure to find something you love. Plus, by shopping with us, you’re supporting a circular economy and reducing waste. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to score great deals and make a positive impact on the environment. See you there!

There’s a beer garden, too!


Have you heard of Bobaholic? They make Boba teas.

What are Boba teas? Boba tea is made of tea, milk, water, sugar and tapioca pearls. Iced sweet milky tea is given a good cocktail-style shake, after which tapioca pearls are added. Typical versions use black, green or oolong tea, although recently more flavors and types have appeared. Boba tea originated from Taiwan.

Bobaholic will be selling boba tea at Thriftapalooza!

We also got clearance from the health department so that you can bring your own favorite cups! Cups should be larger than 20oz and clean.

Buy your tickets to Thriftapalooza so that you can get your boba tea from Bobaholic!


Local Non-Profits

Did you know that we will be having local non-profits in our pre-exhibit space? This is not part of our 185+ vendors in the main expo. These are just little extra nuggets from our community to bring awareness to what they’re doing to promote sustainability!

Please be nice to them as they are unpaid volunteers. Stop by and say hello!

You can get your tickets here: www.thriftapalooza.org/tickets

Thriftapalooza is coming!

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you could be late to the party.

There will be over 185 booths of treasure that will also include:

  • Free wifi
  • Boba/fresh-pressed juice
  • Macarons/oatmeal cookies
  • Vintage
  • Used
  • Streetwear
  • Free wifi
  • Handmades
  • Treasure
  • Makers
  • Great or mediocre music depending on the listener
  • On-demand t-shirt press from Shirt the City
  • Fix it station (Find out more here: www.thriftapalooza.org/fix-it-station)
  • Did we mention, free wifi?

The Tacoma Convention Center is the place to be on November 5th and 6th and you can your tickets here: www.thriftapalooza.org/tickets

Remember to follow us on social media to learn more!

We’re accepting applications for fall!

Our fall event will be on November 5 & 6, 2022 at the Tacoma Convention Center!

You spoke, and we listened. You asked for a larger space, so we will have 50,000 square feet of treasure hunting, shopping, thrifting, local handmade gifts and treats. We are still accepting applications so please apply! You can apply here: https://thriftapalooza.org/vendor/

We will also be serving beer! Well not us, but the facility. Feel free to hang out and now, you can drag your partner along and they will be somewhat entertained. If not entertained, at least they’ll be hydrated.

You can buy your tickets to Thriftapalooza here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thriftapalooza-tickets-333375102907


This was originally posted February 20, 2022.

Thriftapalooza is in less than 2 weeks. We have decided to start a podcast to discuss everything involved in setting up this event. In this episode, we talk about the origin and some of the current challenges that we are facing. We have curated the largest garage sale event in your community packed with everyday sellers and some of our favorite local vendors! If you haven’t bought tickets yet, you can buy them here: Buy tickets!

Come find treasure while reducing waste at the same time! 

Remember to bring a tote or wagon to carry your goodies out. We are also working on a Sunday Sale with our sellers. Stay tuned for more details.