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Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market

24 May 2020 - 25 May 2020

Sunday 24 May 2020 - Monday 25 May 2020
6am for sellers, 7am for public - 1.30pm

Bowlee Community Park
Heywood Old Road
M24 4SB


If it's time for a de-clutter, you can easily offload your unwanted possessions in exchange for cash, or explore and bag yourself a bargain. There's a huge range of goods available at one of Greater Manchester's most popular outdoor car boot events.​

Organised by Rochdale Borough Council, the 2020 season at Bowlee Community Park in Middleton begins on Sunday 5 April and then runs on Sunday’s until mid-August.

On Bank Holiday weekends, the event will be held on Sunday and Monday. As always there’s no need to book, just turn up, and the events run from 7am to 1.30pm (6am for sellers).

Improvements for the 2020 season include increased on site signage and a new drop off/pick up point for buyers near the entrance to speed up access.  Discounted 10 week car parking passes are also being introduced to save money for regular buyers. Once again there will be no last minute cancellations – if poor weather is forecast a decision will be announced by 6pm the day before the sale.

For sellers:

  • £15 for cars
  • £20 for small vans/people carriers/4X4s
  • £25 for large vans and above

Arrive early to get yourself a good spot. Sellers must take all their rubbish home when leaving the site.

For buyers, there are spaces for over 1,200 cars in Bowlee Park at £2.50 per vehicle.

For more dates visit the link below.

Contact: Environmental Management (Rochdale Borough Council)
0300 303 8884

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