Region’s Largest Rummage Sale Returns to NJ October 3-5

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VNA Rummage Sale Features Appraisals by Well Known "Antiques Roadshow" Appraiser


Books for all interests and ages at the VNA Rummage Sale October 3-5, 2014

With 26 departments and two acres of merchandise, the VNA Rummage Sale has shopping opportunities for all ages and interests.

Join bargain hunters and garage sale fans at the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills’ (VNA) Fall Rummage Sale, which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 3, 4 and 5 at the Far Hills Fairgrounds, located at the corner of US Route 202 and Peapack Road in Far Hills, New Jersey. The sale is open 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine.

"Antiques Roadshow" veteran appraiser, Nick Dawes, will be at the sale on Friday, October 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. offering an informal appraisal and identification service. Interested people are welcome to bring their personal treasures. The $10 per item fee will be generously donated to the VNA. A local resident, Dawes grew up in the antiques trade in England and brings 40 years of experience. He is currently Vice President of Special Collections for Heritage Auctions in New York, and a former Vice President and Auctioneer for Sotheby’s. Author of four standard works on decorative arts with over 100,000 copies in print, he is well known to many through 19 years of appearances as an appraiser for "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS.

With 26 departments and two acres of merchandise, the VNA Rummage Sale has shopping opportunities for all ages and interests. The variety of high quality merchandise includes adult and children’s clothing and accessories, furniture, home goods, pet supplies, artwork, toys, sporting goods, fine and costume jewelry, antiques, kitchenware, appliances, electronics, lighting fixtures, books, cameras, vintage items, musical instruments, vinyl records, fabric and sewing accessories, holiday decorations and more. Goods are meticulously sorted, checked for cleanliness and damage, and organized on racks and shelves. Clothing is hung by size, all electrical items work, and toys and games include all pieces.

Proceeds help the VNA give all families equal access to the agency’s full range of home health and hospice care services, regardless of their ability to pay. Funds raised also ensure that all members of our community can benefit from important and innovative programs uncompensated by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. With a 100 year history, over 400 volunteers dedicated to the sale and cause, and merchandise donations collected from local residents, the VNA Rummage Sale exemplifies the spirit and meaning of a community event.

What to Know:

  • Rain or shine
  • Parking and admission are free. Handicap parking is available.
  • Credit cards, cash and checks (with proper identification) are accepted in all departments.
  • Short walking distance from the NJ Transit Far Hills Station
  • Food is available for purchase
  • Flu shots (individuals over 18) and free balance screenings will be available at the VNA information tent Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per flu shot is $25 and is free for those covered under Medicare Part B.
  • Appraisals by Nick Dawes will be available on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee is $10 per item.
  • For directions and more information, go to

About VNA of Somerset Hills
The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and its subsidiaries provide individuals and families with comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective home and community healthcare services, regardless of ability to pay, using partnerships where appropriate. The VNA is a charitable, tax-exempt home health agency and hospice certified by Medicare, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. For more information, visit

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