2017 Tent Sale Dates

Get your planners out, because you won’t want to miss these events! Below are the dates for our 2017 outdoor Tent Sales:

April 13 – 15 @ Everything Fiesta – Flatwoods, WV

June 15 – 18 @ Factory Retail Outlet – Newell, WV

August 3 – 5 @ Everything Fiesta – Flatwoods, WV

October 5 – 8 @ Factory Retail Outlet – Newell, WV

We hope to see you there!

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2016 Everything Fiesta Columbus Tent Sale

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With the 2016 Everything Fiesta Tent Sale in Columbus, Ohio quickly approaching, we thought we’d give you a colorful reminder, complete with a few examples of the pricing you will find on 2nds quality ware.  

For more information on our Everything Fiesta Tent Sale in Columbus, hop on over to this post: Columbus Everything Fiesta’s Tent Sale.

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Columbus Everything Fiesta’s Tent Sale

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We are so excited to bring our famous Tent Sale back to Columbus this year! If you’ve never attended a tent sale before, here is what you’ll need to know:

Dates:    September 15th-18th, 2016

Location:   The Ohio Expo Center & State Fairgrounds, North Commercial Building, a 35,000 square foot Pavilion.  There will be banners on the designated building and direction by attendants.

Hours:    Thursday 9/15 – Saturday 9/17, 8:30am-7:00pm

                 Sunday 9/18, 10:00am-3:00pm

                 Note: the Fairgrounds do not open prior to 7am daily.

GPS Address:  Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds    

                         717 East 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43211

Special Promotional Perks:

We are offering a perk to our very loyal customers.  At the Expo Center, parking is not free. Customers must pay $5 to park in one of the Expo Center’s parking lots.  However, if you bring your parking pass into the sale with you, you will receive a $5 credit towards your first purchase of $100 or more.

With there being over a dozen colleges in the Columbus area, we want to show these students a get to know us perk!  Therefore, every college student who shows their student ID at check-out will receive 10% off their purchase.

Please note, due to safety concerns, no strollers or children under the age of twelve are permitted in the dinnerware stocked areas.

We hope you are as excited for this sale as we are!  Keep checking both our Facebook and blog, as we will continue to inform you on this sale as we find out more information.

 

Columbus Fiesta Tent Sale Q&A

What is the tent sale?

The tent sale is an event in which we sell our second quality Fiesta® dinnerware at a discounted price. We hold these sales twice a year at our Factory Retail Outlet in Newell, WV and Everything Fiesta in Sutton, WV, and this year at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair in Columbus, OH. 

What are seconds? 

Seconds are Fiesta dinnerware items that have minor flaws in them, some you may not even notice.

How do I get to the tent sale?

This tent sale will be held at the North Commercial Building at the Ohio Expo Center. The address for this location is 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43211.

If you are traveling from the North, take I-71 South to 17th Avenue/Exit 111.
If you are traveling from the South, take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111.If you are traveling from the West, take I-70 East to I-71 North. Then take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111.
If you are traveling from the East, take I-70 West to I-71 North. Then take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111.
If you are traveling from within Columbus, you can reach the Ohio Expo Center by taking North Fourth Avenue (from the South) or Summit Street (from the North) to 17th or 11th Avenues.

Once you have arrived at the Ohio Expo Center, signs and parking attendants will direct you where to park.

 

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Image courtesy of ohioexpocenter.com

Image courtesy of ohioexpocenter.com

This map will show you exactly where to go once you arrive at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair. To view a larger version of this map, click here

 

Where do I park my car and how much does it cost?

Parking is provided at the Ohio Expo Center. There are large parking lots all around the area, and there are parking attendants who can assist with directions. Parking is $5 per day, but if you bring your parking slip to the tent, we will credit the $5 towards your first purchase over $100. You will only receive the discount if you show proof of your parking slip.

Where can I get a price list?

 Price lists will be handed out while you are in line. There will also be price lists hanging up throughout the tent. Expect to see a wide variety of Fiesta items discounted at 57-83% off retail sale suggested price.

Will you publish the price list online?

Unfortunately, no. Price lists will be handed out while you are in line.

 What are the prices like?

 The prices can be up to 57%-83% off retail sale prices. We listed a few examples below:

Deals

These are deals you can’t pass up!

What colors will be in the tent?

 The color selection will vary each day. You might even be lucky enough to find some discontinued colors, such as Marigold, Flamingo, Peacock, and Plum. Slate and Sage are the newest colors to be released in seconds, and will be available at this tent sale. Claret will not make its tent sale debut until next year.

We will also have tons of Scarlet and Slate dishes for all you Buckeyes!

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Can I purchase first quality Fiesta during the tent sale?

 Unfortunately, at this sale no, as it is not being held at one of our outlet locations.

 What items will be at the sale?

We will have over 55 different items in the tent! The earlier you get there, the wider the selection of ware. New items have to be available for a year before they are released in seconds.

Due to liabilities, we are unable to sell you any broken pieces for any reason.

 How are the items sold?

Every item (with the exception of our canisters) is sold individually, unless you find a matching lid. Even items that are typically sold in a set will be sold individually, such as the extra large butter dish.

 Do I need to get there on the first day to get the best item/color selection?

Due to the size of the facility, all ware that we are bringing will be in the venue each day, therefore the best selection will be on the first day. However, if we see that ware is going fast, we will send for more to be brought down from our factory on Friday.

Do I need to get there early to get the best item/color selection?

 Trust us, we will not run out of ware! The tent will always have a good stock of plates, bowls, and mugs no matter what time you get there. Getting there early will give you an advantage if we only have one bin of a certain item. However, if we only have a few pieces of an item we try to limit the amount you can purchase to just a few to give everyone a chance!

 Are my purchases boxed for me, or do I need to bring something to pack them in?

 All ware that you purchase will be wrapped in paper and packed securely in boxes/bags for easy transportation.

 What happens if I return home and discover an item wasn’t packed or I want to exchange a purchased item?

 Make sure to watch your items as they are being packed. Sometimes our packers work so quickly that they miss packing an item. All of our sales on second quality items are final, regardless of whether it is during the tent sale or not. Therefore, if an item is unfortunately left behind or what you no longer desire, we are unable to refund or exchange the item. Also, make sure to check if your cashier or packer has put stoppers in your salt and pepper shakers, cheese shakers, and toothbrush holders. Make sure that your soap/lotion dispensers are given a pump too!

 What forms of payment do you accept?

 We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash. We do not accept American Express or checks.

If you are paying with a credit card please have your ID ready.

 Do you accept gift cards/gift certificates during the tent sale?

Since we do not have an outlet store in Columbus we cannot accept gift cards/certificates during the tent sale.

 What do I need to bring?

 We will provide you with shopping carts; however, you can bring a dolly with you. If you bring a dolly with you we provide you with up to four milk crates when you enter the tent. The dolly makes them much easier to carry. If you are using our shopping carts there are no need for milk crates.

There is a good chance the ware will be a little dirty. Therefore, we highly recommend bringing an old hand towel or a sock to wipe off the factory dirt and dust from the dishes.

…and of course we recommend you bring a friend!

Can I bring my child with me? What if my child is in a car seat or if I’m holding them?

 Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, no strollers or children under the age of twelve are permitted in the dinnerware stocked areas.

What happens if it rains?

 The show must go on! The sale will happen come rain or shine. Fortunately, this tent sale is being held under a 35,000 square foot pavilion. However, if there is lightning and thunder, we will evacuate the area until the weather has cleared and it has been deemed safe to continue.

What do you do with the ware left over after the sale?

Any ware left over during the sale will be donated to a non-profit, not for resale organization. We feel it is better to return to the community than to return leftover ware to the factory.

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2016 Tent Sale Dates

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Get your planners out, because you won’t want to miss these events! Below are the dates for our 2016 outdoor Tent Sales:

March 31st – April 2nd @ Everything Fiesta – Flatwoods, WV

June 16th – 19th @ Factory Retail Outlet – Newell, WV

August 4th – 6th @ Everything Fiesta – Flatwoods, WV

September 14th – 18th @ Columbus Fairgrounds – Columbus, OH

October 6th – 9th @ Factory Retail Outlet – Newell, WV

We hope to see you there!

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Columbus Everything Fiesta Tent Sale Wrap-Up

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As many of you know, we held our first ever tent sale in Columbus, OH last week. With this being our first Everything Fiesta Tent Sale venture outside of our retail outlets, we had no idea what to expect. After spending endless hours planning, running over details and demographics, and speculating the needs, we are excited to report that the event went off without a hitch and exceeded our expectations!

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With an unprecedented turn out, we ended up running short on some items that were in high demand. Even though we brought in an additional three extra semi-trucks loaded with ware on the second day, we found we could have used more.

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A 1 and, at times, a 2 hour wait seemed to be the norm over the course of the 4 days, however there were some lucky folk who got there early enough not to wait in any line. We made sure to provide benches to keep guests comfortable.

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The atmosphere in Columbus was very friendly and inviting to the brand during the sale, which made our jobs that much easier. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s cooperation, support and tolerance of the wait time. From buying 16-20 pieces of ware, to buying for a small tribe, the provided shopping carts were an incredible success and a requirement going forward. We walked away realizing we could have utilized an additional semi full of grocery carts in the name of customer service to help move our Fiesta® enthusiasts into the tent in a more expeditious manor.

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One of our favorite parts of the weekend was inviting 7 local non-profits to take our extra ware for their organizations on the last day. We love having the opportunity to provide some color while giving back whenever we can!

Volunteers at the Homeless Families Foundation enjoying their tent sale haul.

Volunteers from the Homeless Families Foundation enjoying their tent sale haul.

 

A note from our VP of Sales & Marketing

The Fiesta Production & Sales teams, local Columbus Temps, and I had an exhausting blast at this very special first ever Columbus, Ohio Tent Sale. I personally want to thank everyone who came from near & far, as well as the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair grounds, and the city of Columbus for such an outstanding, inviting reception.  

These were 4 packed days of wonderful memories that we will always cherish. Hope to see everyone again, same time, same place, next year.

 

Sincere Regards,

Rich Brinkman

V/P Sales & Marketing

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Columbus Everything Fiesta’s Tent Sale

Columbus Tent Sale 2Throughout the years, we have seen much success at our ever popular Factory Retail Outlet and Everything Fiesta annual Tent Sales.  Due to the popularity and success of this event, Everything Fiesta is officially taking the Tent Sale on the road this September to Columbus, Ohio!  We are so very excited about this new adventure for Fiesta, and we hope you are too!  Here is what you need to know about this tent sale:

Dates:    September 17th-20th

Location:   The Ohio Expo Center & State Fairgrounds, North Commercial Building, a 35,000 square foot Pavilion.  There will be banners on the designated building and direction by attendants.

Hours:    Thursday 9/17, thru Saturday 9/19, 8:30am-7:00pm
                   Sunday 9/20, 10:00am-4:00pm
                   Note: the Fairgrounds do not open prior to 7am daily.

GPS Address:    Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds                                                                                             717 East 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43211

Special Promotional Perks:

We are offering a perk to our very loyal customers.  At the Expo Center, parking is not free. Customers must pay $5 to park in one of the Expo Center’s parking lots.  However, if you bring your parking pass into the sale with you, you will receive a $5 credit towards your first purchase of $100 or more.

With there being over a dozen colleges in the Columbus area, we want to show these students a get to know us perk!  Therefore, every college student who shows their student ID at check-out will receive 10% off their purchase.

Please note, due to safety concerns, no strollers or children under the age of twelve are permitted in the dinnerware stocked areas.

We hope you are as excited for this sale as we are!  Keep checking both our Facebook and blog, as we will continue to inform you on this sale as we find out more information.

 

Columbus Fiesta Tent Sale Q&A-September 2015

What is the tent sale?

The tent sale is an event in which we sell our second quality Fiesta® dinnerware at a discounted price. We hold these sales twice a year at our Factory Retail Outlet in Newell, WV and Everything Fiesta in Sutton, WV, and this year at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair in Columbus, OH. 

What are seconds? 

Seconds are Fiesta dinnerware items that have minor flaws in them, some you may not even notice.

What time does the tent sale start?

The Columbus Fiesta Tent Sale is September 17th-20th. Thursday, the 17th, through Saturday, the 19th, the tent will be open from 8:30am-7pm. On Sunday, the 20th, the tent will be open from 10am-4pm.

How do I get to the tent sale?

This tent sale will be held at the North Commercial Building at the Ohio Expo Center. The address for this location is 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43211.

If you are traveling from the North, take I-71 South to 17th Avenue/Exit 111.
If you are traveling from the South, take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111.If you are traveling from the West, take I-70 East to I-71 North. Then take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111.
If you are traveling from the East, take I-70 West to I-71 North. Then take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111.
If you are traveling from within Columbus, you can reach the Ohio Expo Center by taking North Fourth Avenue (from the South) or Summit Street (from the North) to 17th or 11th Avenues.

Once you have arrived at the Ohio Expo Center, signs and parking attendants will direct you where to park.

Image courtesy of Google

Image courtesy of Google

Image courtesy of ohioexpocenter.com

Image courtesy of ohioexpocenter.com

This map will show you exactly where to go once you arrive at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair. To view a larger version of this map, click here

What time do people start waiting in line? 

This is our first time in Columbus so we don’t really know yet.

At the Factory and Everything Fiesta tent sales, each day is different; a few dedicated people even camp out all night, which is an option available at the Columbus Tent Sale as well.

To help you plan your trip, it’s good to know that the morning is usually the busiest time in the tent each day, making the line to get into the tent longer in the morning than that afternoon, so plan accordingly!

How do I get a ticket and does it cost money?

Tickets are free, and will be passed out at 7:30am each morning. The tickets are to secure your place in line. If you arrive any time after the 8:00am start, you will still receive a ticket and enter the tent when your ticket number is called.

While in line, you may go to the restroom or leave to get something to eat. It is your responsibility to be back in line and in the correct ticket number sequence before your number enters the tent. It’s important that you stay in ticket number sequence. If you are not at the tent when your number is called to enter the tent you must go to the rear of the line and get another ticket, starting the whole waiting process over again.

That being said, there is a possibility that we will not pass out tickets, as the facility that the ware will be in is 5x larger than at our Factory Retail Outlet or Everything Fiesta Tent Sales, and therefore, we will be able to let in more people at a time.

Where do I park my car and how much does it cost?

Parking is provided at the Ohio Expo Center. There are large parking lots all around the area, and there are parking attendants who can assist with directions. Parking is $5 per day, but if you bring your parking slip to the tent, we will credit the $5 towards your first purchase over $100. You will only receive the discount if you show proof of your parking slip.

Where can I get a price list?

 Price lists will be handed out while you are in line. There will also be price lists hanging up throughout the tent. Expect to see a wide variety of Fiesta items discounted at 53-83% off retail sale suggested price.

Will you publish the price list online?

Unfortunately, no. Price lists will be handed out while you are in line.

 What are the prices like?

 The prices can be up to 53%-83% off retail sale prices. We listed a few examples below:

Deals

These are deals you can’t pass up!

What colors will be in the tent?

 The color selection will vary each day. You might even be lucky enough to find some discontinued colors, such as Marigold, Flamingo, and Peacock. New colors have to be available for a year before they are released in seconds. Poppy is the newest color to be released in seconds, and will be available at this tent sale.

Sorry folks, Sage and Slate will not make their tent sale debut until next year.

Can I purchase first quality Fiesta during the tent sale?

 Unfortunately, at this sale no, as it is not being held at one of our outlet locations.

 What items will be at the sale?

We will have over 55 different items in the tent! The earlier you get there, the wider the selection of ware. New items have to be available for a year before they are released in seconds.

Due to liabilities, we are unable to sell you any broken pieces for any reason.

 How are the items sold?

Every item (with the exception of our canisters) is sold individually, unless you find a matching lid. Even items that are typically sold in a set will be sold individually, such as the extra large butter dish.

 Do I need to get there on the first day to get the best item/color selection?

Due to the size of the facility, all ware that we are bringing will be in the venue each day, therefore the best selection will be on the first day. However, if we see that ware is going fast, we will send for more to be brought down from our factory on Friday.

Do I need to get there early to get the best item/color selection?

 Trust us, we will not run out of ware! The tent will always have a good stock of plates, bowls, and mugs no matter what time you get there. Getting there early will give you an advantage if we only have one bin of a certain item. However, if we only have a few pieces of an item we try to limit the amount you can purchase to just a few to give everyone a chance!

 Are my purchases boxed for me, or do I need to bring something to pack them in?

 All ware that you purchase will be wrapped in paper and packed securely in boxes/bags for easy transportation.

 What happens if I return home and discover an item wasn’t packed or I want to exchange a purchased item?

 Make sure to watch your items as they are being packed. Sometimes our packers work so quickly that they miss packing an item. All of our sales on second quality items are final, regardless of whether it is during the tent sale or not. Therefore, if an item is unfortunately left behind or what you no longer desire, we are unable to refund or exchange the item. Also, make sure to check if your cashier or packer has put stoppers in your salt and pepper shakers, cheese shakers, and toothbrush holders. Make sure that your soap/lotion dispensers are given a pump too!

 What forms of payment do you accept?

 We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash. We do not accept American Express or checks.

If you are paying with a credit card please have your ID ready.

 Do you accept gift cards/gift certificates during the tent sale?

Since we do not have an outlet store in Columbus we cannot accept gift cards/certificates during the tent sale.

 What do I need to bring?

 We will provide you with shopping carts; however, you can bring a dolly with you. If you bring a dolly with you we provide you with up to four milk crates when you enter the tent. The dolly makes them much easier to carry. If you are using our shopping carts there are no need for milk crates.

There is a good chance the ware will be a little dirty. Therefore, we highly recommend bringing an old hand towel or a sock to wipe off the factory dirt and dust from the dishes.

…and of course we recommend you bring a friend!

Can I bring my child with me? What if my child is in a car seat or if I’m holding them? 

 Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, no strollers or children under the age of twelve are permitted in the dinnerware stocked areas.

What happens if it rains?

 The show must go on! The sale will happen come rain or shine. Fortunately, this tent sale is being held under a 35,000 square foot pavilion. However, if there is lightning and thunder, we will evacuate the area until the weather has cleared and it has been deemed safe to continue.

What do you do with the ware left over after the sale?

Any ware left over during the sale will be donated to a non-profit, not for resale organization. We feel it is better to return to the community than to return leftover ware to the factory.

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Everything Fiesta Tent Sale Q&A

What is the tent sale?

The tent sale is an event in which we sell our second quality Fiesta® dinnerware at a discounted price.  We hold these sales twice a year at our Factory Retail Outlet in Newell, WV, as well at Everything Fiesta in Sutton, WV.

What are seconds?

Seconds are Fiesta dinnerware items that have minor flaws in them, some you may not even notice. 

What time does the tent sale start?

The sale starts at 8am March 31 – April 2.

How do I get to the tent sale?

The address for the tent sale is 90 Woodward Drive, Sutton, WV, 26601.

The Everything Fiesta Retail Outlet is located in the Flatwoods Factory Outlet Mall, and it is located 80 miles south of Morgantown, and 70 miles north of Charleston. Take the Flatwoods Exit #67 off Interstate 79.

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The map above is marked to show where to go once you have arrived at the Flatwoods Factory Outlet Stores.

The yellow lines are marked to show the roads that lead you to the tent sale once you exit Interstate 79.
The red rectangle indicates where the tent is located.
The blue rectangle indicates where to park once you arrive.
The green dot shows where customers begin to line up to enter the tent.

What time do people start waiting in line?

Each day is different; a few dedicated people even camp out all night.

To help you plan your trip, it’s good to know that the morning is usually the busiest time in the tent each day, making the line to get into the tent longer in the morning than that afternoon, so plan accordingly!

How do I get a ticket and does it cost money?

Tickets are free, and will be passed out at 7:30am each morning. The tickets are to secure your place in line. If you arrive any time after the 8:00am start, you will still receive a ticket and enter the tent when your ticket number is called.

While in line you may go to the restroom or leave to get something to eat. It is your responsibility to be back in line and in the correct ticket number sequence before your number enters the tent. It’s important that you stay in ticket number sequence. If you are not at the tent when your number is called to enter the tent you must go to the rear of the line and get another ticket, starting the whole waiting process over again.

Tickets are not required to shop at the Everything Fiesta Factory Outlet.

Where do I park my car and how much does it cost?

All parking is free, and cars can be parked in the Mall parking lot.

Where can I get a price list?

Price lists will be handed out while you are in line. There will also be price lists hanging up throughout the tent. Expect to see a wide variety of Fiesta items discounted at 30% to 50% off.

Will you publish the price list online?

Unfortunately, no. Price lists will be handed out while you are in line.

What are the prices like?

The prices can be up to 50% off normal seconds prices. We listed a few examples below:

A dinner plate will cost $2.10 in the tent and $4.00 in the normal seconds room.
A mug will cost $2.00 in the tent and $3.50 in the normal seconds room.
A large disc pitcher will cost $4.75 in the tent and $8.25 in the normal seconds room.

These are deals you can’t pass up!

What colors will be in the tent?

The color selection will vary each day. You might even be lucky enough to find some discontinued colors, such as Marigold and Plum. Slate and Sage will also be available for the first time at a tent sale.

What items will be in the tent?
The item selection will vary each day. New items have to be available for a year before they are released in seconds. Place settings will not be available in the tent, but will remain available in our Everything Fiesta Outlet.

If you are hoping to purchase broken ware to create a colorful Fiesta mosaic…sorry! We are unable to sell you any broken pieces due to liabilities.

How are the items sold?

Every item is sold individually (unless you find a matching lid). Even items that are typically sold in a set will be sold individually, such as a sugar and creamer tray set or extra large butter dish.

Do I need to get there on the first day to get the best item/color selection?

We restock the tent every night. Therefore, each day there are new items and surprises waiting for you! If we only have a few pieces of an item we try to limit the amount you can purchase to give everyone a chance!

Do I need to get there early to get the best item/color selection?

Trust us, we will not run out of ware!  The tent will always have a good stock of plates, bowls, and mugs no matter what time you get there. Getting there early will give you an advantage if we only have one bin of a certain item.  However, if we only have a few pieces of an item we try to limit the amount you can purchase to just a few to give everyone a chance!

Are my purchases boxed for me, or do I need to bring something to pack them in?

All ware that you purchase will be wrapped in paper and packed securely in boxes/bags for easy transportation.

What happens if I return home and discover an item wasn’t packed or I want to exchange a purchased item?

Make sure to watch your items as they are being packed. Sometimes our packers work so quickly that they miss packing an item. All of our sales on second quality items are final, regardless of whether it is during the tent sale or not. Therefore, if an item is unfortunately left behind or what you no longer desire, we are unable to refund or exchange the item. Also, make sure to check if your cashier or packer has put stoppers in your salt and pepper shakers, cheese shakers, and toothbrush holders. Make sure that your soap/lotion dispensers are given a pump too!

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash. We do not accept American Express or checks.

If you are paying with a credit card please have your ID ready.

Do you accept gift cards/gift certificates during the tent sale?

Gift cards can be used in the store. 

What do I need to bring?

We highly recommend bringing a dolly with you. We provide you with up to four milk crates when you enter the tent. The dolly makes them much easier to carry. There will also be a local non-profit organization renting out carts during the sale.

There is a good chance the ware will be a little dirty. Therefore, we highly recommend bringing a rag or a sock to wipe off the factory dirt and dust from the dishes.

…and of course we recommend you bring a friend!

Can I bring my child with me?

Due to safety reasons, no children under the age of 16 are permitted in the tent.

What if my child is in a car seat or if I’m holding them?

Due to safety reasons, no children under the age of 16 are permitted in the tent.

What happens if it rains?

The show must go on! The sale will happen come rain or shine. However, if there is lightning and thunder, we will evacuate the tent until the weather has cleared and it has been deemed safe to continue. If this does happen, there is always the possibility to check out our first quality items and specials in our Everything Fiesta Retail Outlet.

We highly recommend checking the weather before heading to the sale, that way you dress appropriately for the conditions. 

Will the Everything Fiesta Outlet be open during the tent sale?

Yes, it will be open the same hours as the tent sale and you do not need a ticket to get in. Make sure you stop in because the first quality Fiesta will be on sale!

Will the second’s room in Everything Fiesta be open?

No, all of our seconds will be under the tent.

What do you do with the ware left over after the sale?

Everything will go back into the seconds room the following day.

 

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Tent Sale Wrap Up

We hope you’re not Tent Sale-ed out, because we have more behind the scenes looks from last week’s Tent Sale festivities!

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As most of you may know by now, we had quite the turn out last week at our annual Summer Tent Sale. In fact, Day One was a record-breaking day of attendance with 1600+ attendants! We were in awe by the turnout for Day One, and the numbers continued to be impressive for the rest of the sale, as well. On Friday we had 1300+, Saturday 900+ and, although we don’t typically extend the sale to Sunday, we still 600+ people come out for the last day. For this, we’d like to send out a big thank you to Fiesta lovers, and bargain shoppers alike.

Tent Sale Stats_Day One_ 1600+Day Two_And wow, were there a lot of Fiesta lovers! The line to the sale was officially allowed to form at 7 PM, and many people took advantage of that. There were more people camping over night to be first in line than many of us had seen previously. However, it was the “Fiesta-nista Goddesses” that got the top spot and were the first in line for the sale.

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This group of Fiesta lovers made the most of their short trip to the outlet from Akron, OH and hit the line early. Tina (in the dark pink) even chose to celebrate her birthday at the sale. Now that is commitment! Happy birthday, again, Tina!

The Fiesta-nista Goddesses have been coming to the sale for a few years now. However, this group of Poppy clad sisters told us they have been attending the sale for 20+ years!

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They used to come with their mother, and have made it a tradition to keep coming every year. Although one of the sisters had to miss this year for work, they always try to visit Newell, and each other, twice a year. These ladies come from Frederickburg, VA, Morgantown, WV, to right outside of Newell, to be at the beginning of the line. Can you guess what they were after this year? Poppy!

This group has been converting their friends into Fiesta collectors for years.

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What started as a couple of collectors has now grown to 30+ of their friends and family members who caught the bug just from gifting Fiesta! They’ve been coming for about 10 years from Canton, OH to stock up on Fiesta for themselves and their friends. What keeps them coming back for more? They say the friendliness of the staff, and the fact that our dinnerware is 100% made in America. They don’t mind the colors either 🙂

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There were new collectors and old out this weekend. This couple has recently made coming to our Tent Sales part of their yearly tradition. Maybe they’ll hit 20 sales one day, too!

We got to meet tons of great people at our Summer Tent Sale, which is one of our favorite parts of our sales. Whether they were from right here in Newell, WV, or had come all the way from California, they all had stories to tell and a love of Fiesta to talk about with us. Even a couple of women made the trip from Canada to get the dishes and support the Made in America movement.

We are appreciate all of our collectors, whether you came or wished you could’ve. Hopefully we’ll see you at the next Tent Sale!

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Fiesta Summer Tent Sale-2015

Today marks the first day of our Summer Tent Sale! Take a look at some of the action from Day 1:

The day started bright and early at 7 A.M. with free giveaways to the Tent Sale Campers and early birds. Prizes consisted of free T-shirts, as well as ware for those who caught the frisbees that were thrown.IMG_2780And here comes the line to the tent!

IMG_2804Check out the colorful views from inside the tent. Look at all of that Poppy; our 2015 Tent Sale debut color!

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We’ve spotted some discontinued Flamingo!IMG_2828

Lapis Baking Bowls, anyone?IMG_2814

Don’t fret if the stacks are running low. We replenish stock every night!IMG_3463

More great finds at the 2015 Summer Tent Sale!

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We’ve got a whole crate of Turquoise Latte Mugs, just for you coffee drinkers!

IMG_3459What will we have in store for tomorrow?

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Factory Retail Outlet Tent Sale Q&A

It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to think about what Fiesta items you’re wanting to add to your collection, and plan your trip to our Factory Retail Outlet Tent Sale! We know that there are a lot of questions surrounding our tent sale, such as what to bring, and what items are available to purchase. This year, we have compiled a list of the most asked questions by our customers, and we have researched the answers for you! Make sure to check out the questions below before heading to Newell for the Tent Sale!

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A peek inside the tents, and what to expect.

What is the tent sale?
The tent sale is an event in which we sell our second quality Fiesta dinnerware at a discounted price.  We hold these sales twice a year at our Factory Retail Outlet in Newell, WV and Everything Fiesta in Sutton, WV.

What are seconds?
Seconds are Fiesta dinnerware items that have minor flaws in them, some you may not even notice.

What time does the tent sale start?
The June tent sale hours are June 18th – 20th 8:30am-7pm and the 21st 10am- 5pm. 

The dates for our August tent sale at Everything Fiesta are August 6th – 8th

The October tent sale at our Factory Retail Outlet will run from October 8th – 11th, 8:30am- 6pm. However, it is very common to have people lining up the night before.

How do I get to the tent sale?

The address for the tent sale is 6th and Harrison Street, Newell, WV 26050. Our address for Fiesta Drive does not register on a GPS.

If you are traveling from Ohio, it is easiest to take Route 11 or Route 7 to East Liverpool, cross the Newell Bridge (which is a toll bridge) into West Virginia. Turn right when exiting the bridge and continue one mile south on Route 2. The factory and tent sale will be on your right.

If you are traveling from Pennsylvania, take Route 30 West to West Virginia, take the Chester exit, turn left onto Route 2 South, and continue through Chester into Newell. The factory and tent sale will be on your right.

If you are traveling through West Virginia, take Route 2 North to Newell. The factory and tent sale should be on your left.

Map

The Homer Laughlin China, Co. is located in the northern panhandle of WV.

 

Edited mapImages courtesy of Google

The overhead image above should help visitors with the layout of the property of Homer Laughlin.

Red box – This is the tent area, where the tent will be set up and shoppers will be flocking.
Blue line – This is the road that will lead you to the parking area and the tent.
Yellow line – Where we ask customers begin to line up.
Green box – This is your free parking area that we ask you to use.
Orange line – This is the way you would come if you are traveling through West Virginia.
Pink line – This is the way you would come if you are traveling from Ohio and Pennsylvania.

What time do people start waiting in line?
Each day is different; a few dedicated people even camp out all night. This year, people will be allowed to begin lining up at 7pm the night before at Clarke Athletic Field behind our factory to reserve their spot in line.

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To help you plan your trip, it’s good to know that the morning is usually the busiest time in the tent each day, making the line to get into the tent longer in the morning than that afternoon, so plan accordingly!

How do I get a ticket and does it cost money?
Tickets are free, and will be passed out in the field when you arrive. We will start passing out tickets roughly an hour to an hour and a half before the sale starts. The tickets are to secure your place in line. If you arrive any time after the 8:30am start, you will still receive a ticket and enter the tent when your ticket number is called.

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While in line you may go to the restroom or leave to get something to eat. It is your responsibility to be back in line and in the correct ticket number sequence before your number enters the tent. It’s important that you stay in ticket number sequence. If you are not at the tent when your number is called to enter the tent you must go to the rear of the line and get another ticket, starting that whole waiting process over again.

Tickets are not required for our Factory Retail Outlet.

Where do I park my car and how much does it cost?
All parking is free, and cars can be parked in Clarke Athletic Field near the tent. Due to parking in the field, we cannot guarantee that every parking spot will be handicap accessible, and the walk from the field to the tent is a little ways away, therefore, we do provide shuttle vans to assist all customers to and from their cars free of charge.

Where can I get a price list?
Price lists will be handed out while you are in line. There will also be price lists hanging up throughout the tent. Expect to see a wide variety of Fiesta items discounted at 30% to 50% off.

Will you publish the price list online?
Unfortunately, no. Price lists will be handed out while you are in line.

What are the prices like?
The prices can be up to 50% off normal seconds prices. We listed a few examples below.

A dinner plate will cost $2.25 in the tent and $4.00 in the normal seconds room.
A mug will cost $2.10 in the tent and $3.50 in the normal seconds room.
A large disc pitcher will cost $5.00 in the tent and $8.25 in the normal seconds room.

These are deals you can’t pass up!

What colors will be in the tent?
The color selection will vary each day. You might even be lucky enough to find some discontinued colors, such as Marigold and Peacock. New colors have to be available for a year before they are released in seconds. Poppy is the newest color to be released in seconds, and will be available at this tent sale. Sorry folks…Sage and Slate will not make their tent sale debut until next year, but will be available in first quality for 15% off in our Factory Retail Outlet.

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What items will be in the tent?
The item selection will vary each day. New items have to be available for a year before they are released in seconds. Place settings will not be available in the tent, but will remain available in our Retail Outlet.

If you are hoping to purchase broken ware to create a colorful Fiesta mosaic…sorry! We are unable to sell you any broken pieces due to liabilities.

How are the items sold?
Every item is sold individually (unless you find a matching lid). Even items that are typically sold in a set will be sold individually, such as a sugar and creamer tray set or extra large butter dish.

Do I need to get there on the first day to get the best item/color selection?
We restock the tent every night. Therefore, each day there are new items and surprises waiting for you! If we only have a few pieces of an item we try to limit the amount you can purchase to give everyone a chance!

Do I need to get there early to get the best item/color selection?
Trust us, we will not run out of ware!  The tent will always have a good stock of plates, bowls, and mugs no matter what time you get there. Getting there early will give you an advantage if we only have one bin of a certain item.  However, if we only have a few pieces of an item we try to limit the amount you can purchase to just a few to give everyone a chance!

Will the Hall China Tent be there this year?
No, their tent will not be available this year. However, their store, The Hall Closet, is not far from our factory. Their store is located across the Ohio River in East Liverpool, Ohio. The address to The Hall Closet is 1 Anna St, East Liverpool, OH, 43920, and their hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 4pm, and Saturday 9am – 3pm.

What happens if I return home and discover an item wasn’t packed or I want to exchange a purchased item?
Make sure to watch your items as they are being packed. Sometimes our packers work so quickly that they miss packing an item. All of our sales on second quality items are final, regardless of whether it is during the tent sale or not. Therefore, if an item is unfortunately left behind or what you no longer desire, we are unable to refund or exchange the item. Also, make sure to check if your cashier or packer has put stoppers in your salt and pepper shakers, cheeseshakers, and toothbrush holders. Make sure that your soap/lotion dispensers are given a pump too!

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash. We do not accept American Express or checks.

If you are paying with a credit card please have your ID ready.

What do I need to bring?
We highly recommend bringing a dolly with you. We provide you with up to four milk crates when you enter the tent. The dolly makes them much easier to carry. There will also be a local non-profit organization renting out carts during the sale.

Bring a sock or rag to wipe your dishes!

There is a good chance the ware will be a little dirty. Therefore, we highly recommend bringing a rag or a sock to wipe off the factory dirt and dust from the dishes.

…and of course we recommend you bring a friend!

Can I bring my child with me?
Due to safety reasons, no children under the age of 16 are permitted in the tent.

What if my child is in a car seat or if I’m holding them?
Due to safety reasons, no children under the age of 16 are permitted in the tent.

What happens if it rains?
The show must go on! The sale will happen come rain or shine. However, if there is lightning and thunder, we will evacuate the tent until the weather has cleared and it has been deemed safe to continue. If this does happen, there is always the possibility to check out our first quality items and specials in our Factory Retail Outlet.

Forecasters are calling for a chance of showers and storms every day of this tent sale, therefore, we highly recommend checking the weather before heading to the sale, that way you dress appropriately for the conditions.

How do I get the ware I bought to my car at the Factory’s tent sale?
You may take your vehicle down to the tent area to load, however if you are going into the store or back into the tent, you must take your vehicle back to the parking area. Please note, traffic is one way only at the Factory Retail Outlet. When leaving the loading area you must exit in the opposite direction of how you came to the loading area. You cannot go back the way you came.

Shuttle vans are provided free of charge by the company for your convenience at the Factory Retail Outlet to take your boxes of Fiesta to your car. We suggest you take advantage of these vans because you will not be able to take the company’s dollies beyond the loading area.

Will the Factory Retail Outlet Store be open during the tent sale?
Yes, they will be open the same hours as the tent sale and you do not need a ticket to get in. Make sure you stop in because the first quality Fiesta will be on sale!

We will also have Slate and Sage available for sale in the store!

Are Factory Tours available during the tent sale?
Unfortunately, we will not have any tours during the tent sale. If you are sticking around the area after the tent sale, tours will begin again on June 23rd, so call the outlet store ahead of time to make sure you reserve a spot!

Will the second’s room in the Factory Retail Outlet be open?
No, all of our seconds will be under the tent.

What do you do with the ware left over after the sale?
If there is a lot of ware left after the sale we will leave it in the parking lot for customers to shop from. Everything else will go back into the second’s room the following day.

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