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Event Coverage GREENFIELD IOWA SWAP WEATHER

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopt31, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. chopt31
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
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    anyone know the forecast for greenfield this weekend?
     
  2. Jalopy Joker
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    the weather channel: 69 degrees sat 71 sun
     
  3. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    from Iowa

  4. carryallman
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    rain as usual ??? when it rains out ! go to the dm swap meet the following week ???
     

  5. Ebbsspeed
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    My forecast after going the last couple of years would be widespread pieces of hobby store toys, with scattered old farm tools and a slight chance of some decent parts early in the morning.
     
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  6. dirt car
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    Yeah..looks like rain Friday/Saturday & Sunday decent
     
  7. chopt31
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    you got that right ebbs, use to be a hell of a swap that not a lot of people knew about, now your right half farm auction stuff, but I been going there since it moved to greenfield about 35 years ago, so I godda go

    btw I do know how to look up weather on the net, but wanted some local persons, because they differ by70% all the way down to 10%
     
  8. Corn Fed
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    I've been going since the 1970s when it was in Atlantic so Im going ran or shine.
    You're right that the old stuff has been drying up, but I always go home with something.
    Im not selling this year so there will even be less old stuff available for you guys...sorry.
     
  9. Truck64
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    IMG_0676.PNG There's been a metric crapton of rain the last couple weeks. Looks to be good weather though, this weekend.
     
  10. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    Be advised, the road from I-80 going South into Greenfield is closed. If you normally come from that direction you will need to find another way into town.
     
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  11. low down A
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    I swore last year was the last time for greenfield. I hate fleamarkets and it is sad to see what happened to greenfield it used to be one of the best
     
  12. stanlow69
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    Is there another one in Iowa that`s better?
     
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  13. low down A
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    the heyday of the swapmeets here in iowa seem to be over, back in the seventy's and eighty's when the model A club put on the spring des moines swap it covered the whole fairgrounds. likewise the cedar rapids swap was big now just a hand full of vendor's. the answer to your question would sadly be no there isn't a better swap meet in iowa
     
  14. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
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    My wife and I attended Friday, vendors were down and the weather was terrible when we got there but as the day wore on more vendors arrived and the rain finally stopped. I guess we should have waited for today to have gone:( The parking lot was a morass of mud in what was once a nice field of alfalfa, if you didn't have four wheel drive you would still be there ) I didn't find anything but my wife did so I guess the day was a success. Plus I got to see a couple of friends that I seldom see!!
     
  15. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
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    Nice day out there today. Parking is being routed up on the ridge. I parked in town and drove my mobility scooter out.
     
  16. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    We brought home a few good deals from today. It was worth going back. Great weather today, but only about half the vendors as usual. I think the weather yesterday scared them off.
     

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