Playhouse Baby Fair and Consignment Sale, April 15th and 16th, 2011

Did last week’s warm weather prompt you to pull out the kids’ summer togs only to find that, oops, that cute t-shirt dress from last year is now on a halter top? The six annual spring Playhouse Consignment Sale and Baby Fair will allow you to update everyone’s wardrobes for a song while also enjoying food, samples, parenting information, kids activities, airwalk, and more. All activities will take place on April 15th and 16th at The National Guard Armory, which is located on Hunting Hills Lane in Boone across from the Watauga County Swim Complex.

playhouse baby fair 11Donations of clothes, furniture, toys and more have been pouring into the Armory as volunteers set up this annual sale. “The consignment side features high quality, nearly new clothes, household items and more, while the rummage side always offers incredible deals” explains Playhouse Executive Director Kathy Parham. Those folks wanting first crack at the good stuff will want to check out the Early Bird Sale on Friday, April 15 from 8:30-1:00 and will have to pay a $5 “hunting license” admission fee.

Admission is free for Saturday’s Baby Fair. Held from 8:30-1:00 Saturday, April 16th at the National Guard Armory in Boone, the Baby Fair will have a half-price sale from noon-1 pm.

Saturday’s Baby Fair will feature not only bargains but also information and give-aways to help families.

consignment sale at the armory

  • Watauga County SafeKIDS will be providing free car seat checks and information on car seat safety.
  • Fair sponsors, the pediatric dentists (Mom Squad sponsors) Drs. Mayhew, Conn, Scheffler, and Hardaway offer toothbrushes and other items.
  • Healthcare providers and businesses that serve families will be on hand to chat with parents, including sponsors Blue Ridge Pediatrics, (Mom Squad sponsor) Harmony Center for Women’s Health & Vitality, and Boone Drug.

Kids will enjoy the ever-popular airwalk and art activities.  There will also be an Usborne book sale to benefit The Playhouse.

All proceeds from the fair benefit The Children’s Playhouse, a nonprofit children’s museum and play space for families.

Schedule of Events

  • Early Bird Sale: 8:30-1 pm Friday April 16: $5 admission.  Quality Clothes * Toys* Furniture * Books* Household items & More!!
  • Baby Fair & Sale.  8:30-1 pm Saturday April 17: Free admission! Car Seat Check! Usborne Book Sale! Kid’s Activities! Food! 1/2 Price Sale starts at noon!

Directions to the National Guard Armory

From 321/221 (South side of town) in front on the Walgreen’s Drug Store turn onto Deerfield Road. Go past the Watauga County Medical Center/Hospital to the bottom of hill. At the traffic light turn left onto State Farm Road. Go two blocks and turn right at the Fire Station No. 2 onto Hunting Hills Lane. The National Guard Armory is located on the right behind the Fire Station and a baseball field.

The Playhouse Baby Fair is sponsored by Blue Ridge Pediatrics; Adult and Child Orthodontists and Pediatric Dentists Drs. Mayhew, Scheffler, Hardaway, and Conn; Boone Drug; Harmony Center for Women’s Health and Vitality; and Northwestern Dance Studios.

About The Children’s Playhouse

Situated in a renovated house at 400 Tracy Circle near downtown Boone, The Children’s Playhouse provides an enriching play environment for children from birth to age eight that at the same time offering parents and caregivers friendly support in the important job of raising children. Call 828-263-0011 for more information or click to www.goPlayhouse.org. The Children’s Playhouse is supported in part by Watauga County, the Town of Boone, and the High Country United Way..