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Toledo RC Swap Meet
April 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm$10
Table reservations from both swappers and commercial vendors continue to come in fast and furious! WE ARE CLOSING IN ON 300 TABLES! Because of the overwhelming demand for tables, we have secured even more space on the main floor and plan on taking reservations right up to the week before. All Vendors are strongly encouraged to register and pay (via check, Paypal, or credit card) by Friday, April 2, 2021, since this is the only way to guarantee table(s). However if tables are still available, we will take vendors the day of. Our hope is to not have to turn anyone away! We are all in this hobby…together!
Best of all, by the end of next week over 20% of Ohioans will have received both of their COCID-19 vaccination shots, and it is estimated that nearly 60% of all Ohians will receive their shots by the second week in April. Let’s not forget that this venue has over 65,000 sq. ft. to help ensure social-distancing and lots of space to spread out.
We would love for you to consider attending this well-known, two-day experience, which takes place on Friday, April 9th and Saturday, April 10th, 2021, at the Seagate Convention Centre, located in Toledo, Ohio. We are looking for both those who want to purchase a table(s) and sell and those who want to stop by, shop a bit, and enjoy the great food and conversation! Commercial manufacturers, businesses, and vendors are welcome also! There is no telling what things might show up for sale or trade?
The following is a list of businesses (from TWELVE different states) that have already purchased tables and will be in attendance: Ritch’s Brew, Nankin Hobbies, TGK Connectors, WIND Catcher R/C, EZ Build (formerly Lazer Toys), Innov8tive Designs, Sky Bench Aerotech, Willy NIllies, Carolina Custom Kits, Moustache Model Works, Team KNK Hardware, Metal Aviation, Hank’s Hobby Hangar, Hobby Liquidators, ICBIM Products, ElectroDynamics, National Balsa, Micro Fasteners, Dave’s R/C Electronics, B & B Specialties, MECA (Model Aircraft Collectors Association) Maumee Valley Scale Boat Club, NASA (National Association of Scale Aeromodelers, and Keystone Clippers. The AMA will also have several tables to help register new members and spread the love of our hobby.
We have continued to engage in a marketing and media blitz that includes thousands of emails to AMA club members, digital ads and forum threads on R/C Groups, FlyingGiants, and the AMA websites, and a ½ page ad in the upcoming issue of Model Aviation (see page 47). We have also started a Facebook Events campaign reaching out to thousands of potential attendees a day, tracking those interested and those that will be attending this event.
This AMA-sanctioned swap meet will take place on Friday (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) and Saturday (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM). There will be 50/50 and R/C related merchandise raffles as well as vendor giveaways on both Friday and Saturday. Concessions will be offered by the Seagate Convention Centre, and there is an ATM located on site. All Vendors will receive 1 (ONE) FREE ADULT ADMISSION, 5 (FIVE) FREE R/C RAFFLE TICKETS, and 5 (FIVE) GIVEAWAY TICKETS with every table they purchase.
Don’t forget about the AMA-sanctioned Fun Fly Friday evening (@the SeaGate Centre) and the Auction Saturday afternoon!
All commercial businesses, organizations, and vendors will be provided with a booth that includes side and back curtains, an 8’ table and two chairs. 8’ tables/booths are being offered at $25.00 each, per day, payable with submission of the registration form. All vendors will be able to set up on Thursday, April 8 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) or Friday/Saturday (starting at 6:30 AM).
We have worked with the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel and are happy to announce that they will be offering a block of rooms at a discounted price! These rooms need to be booked by March 11, 2021. Click the following link which will assist in your reservation: Book your group rate for Toledo R/C Swap Meeting Room Block [marriott.com]
Registration forms as well as additional vendor information are available at the Toledo R/C Swap Meet and Auction website and attached to this email. I have also attached the ½ page ad that will be featured in the upcoming Model Aviation. Please contact Henry “Hank” Rauhaus, Event Manager, with any questions at 330.419.2029 or email@example.com.
We would love to see you there!
Henry “Hank” Rauhaus