Parking Lot Pickers coming up Saturday


Pink Zebra and Paparazzi products, patio furniture and primitives.

Clothing, collectibles, crocheted items and crafts.

Housewares, hair bows, hats, holiday decorations and home decor.

Sports cards and memorabilia, signs, socks, shirts and scarves.

All of these things and more can be found during Parking Lot Pickers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Walnut Street and Robertson Mill parking lots in downtown Seymour.

More than 50 vendors will be set up in the parking lots for attendees to browse and make purchases with proceeds benefiting the sellers, which include individuals and nonprofit organizations.

“Believe me, there is quite a variety of items, and I would find it hard to believe that everyone could not find something to buy at this event,” said Carol King, a member of the Seymour Museum Center board of directors and organizer of the event. “Hoping for excellent weather and county staying safe so that this will be a fabulous day.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are encouraged but not required, and vendors were told having hand sanitizer available is a great idea, King said.

The pandemic starting in the spring of 2020 resulted in the cancellation of Parking Lot Pickers last year.

“The vendors have all been very supportive and cooperative of the event despite the setback we all encountered last year with COVID-19,” King said. “We have picked up numerous new vendors, and we feel that that is in part due to the past year’s numerous closings. Vendors are anxious to get out and share their items, and we believe that everyone is ready to get out and check out things to purchase.”

There will be so many treasures and items for people to find Saturday, she said.

That also includes vintage items, furniture, baby items and clothes, wicker, toys, books, plants and plant hangers, flowers, garden accessories, landscape photography, decals, ladders, windows, novelty items, art, barn quilts, Longaberger baskets, tools, brooms, metal and leather signs, earbuds, glassware, electronics, name-brand purses and clothes and more.

“Both parking lots are practically full, and so this will be one of the greatest local events for people to purchase a variety of items all in one place within a few hours,” King said.

The event is a fundraiser for the Seymour Museum Center, which benefits from vendor fees. Information about joining the museum will be available at its booth and also at the Seymour Evening Lions Club’s food booth, which will sell sausage sliders, pork burgers and drinks.

“The museum is making plans to start being open soon,” King said. “Due to ongoing work and manned by volunteers, it will only be open on Saturdays in the beginning.”

Saturday’s event will go on rain or shine.

“Like everyone else, we are hoping for beautiful weather,” King said. “This is the end of Make Seymour Shine week, and we look forward to seeing buyers and sellers enjoying this event.”

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What: Parking Lot Pickers, sponsored by the Seymour Museum Center

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (rain or shine)

Where: Walnut Street and Robertson Mill parking lots in downtown Seymour

Who: More than 50 vendors will be set up selling a variety of items, including the Seymour Evening Lions Club selling food and drinks; the event is open to the public

Cost: Admission is free

Information: Call Carol King at 812-525-7480 or email [email protected]


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