"World Class Facility"and "Famous Shrine Hospitality" are big reasons for success. But best of all for our vendors, is the heavy advertising and publicity promotions that bring in the big crowds. National trade journals along with area newspaper, Radio and Billboards are used to promote these events as "A Bargain Hunter's Paradise!" and drawing thousands to each event.

Over 200 Shriner volunteers offer many services, including Parking Attendants, Traffic Control Teams, Clean up teams, Free Delivery Service! .... using utility vehicles to haul heavy items from your vendor spaces to the buyers vehicles 24 hour security "First Class First Aid Station".... and more!

Our Swap Meets have moved to the Antique Show grounds in Lathrop, Missouri located north of Kansas City traveling 30 miles north on Interstate 35 to Exit #40 - west 3 miles on Route 116 to Lathrop - south on Highway 33 one mile to Antique Show Grounds at the south edge of Lathrop. Use the link to our map below to find our new location.

GPS Address: 2488 SE Highway 33, Lathrop, MO 64465

    >  Space Assignments are not given over the telephone
    >  Set Up Times:
The Swap Meet with be open to vendors and buyers on Friday & Saturday at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Pre-register before the event and breeze through the early "Express Check-In." Vendors with 4 or more pre-registered spaces will be allowed to set up on Thursday prior to the event from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. All other pre-registered vendors will set up beginning at 7:00 am on Friday.  Non pre-registered vendors will be allowed to set up at 9:00 am on Friday.  Customers will be allowed to enter beginning 9:00 am on Friday as well.
Each vendor application will receive 2 wristbands per space and one vehicle tag. Any additional wristbands or vehicle tags will be provided at a cost of $3.00 each. Many vendors have already made their reservations. If you want to reserve your preferred spot, we suggest you call immediately upon receipt of this letter to guarantee your selection or mail in the attached application as soon as possible. Clean out those parts bins and turn those excess parts or equipment into cash. Attached is a Swap Meet flyer for your convenience in registration.
  Clean up will begin Saturday at 5:00 pm.
General Public Admission is a $3.00 donation per person.
  Contact the Ararat Shrine Business office for information  
              (800) 211-4120 or (816) 923-1975 | Fax (816) 923-6743.