"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 Showgrounds 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:
     
  Pre-registered vendors may set up on Friday after 1:00 pm.
     
  If not pre-registered, you may set up after 5:00 pm on Friday.
 
 
Pre-register more than 10 days before the event and breeze through the early "Express Check-In."
     
  If not pre-registered, you may set up after 5:00 pm on Friday.
     
  The Swap Meet will open to the public at 6:00 AM Saturday and Sunday.
     
 
General Public Admission is a $3.00 donation per person.
     
  Contact the Ararat Shrine Business office for information  
              (800) 211-4120 or (816) 923-6220.