Site-holders at the Bendigo National Swap Meet spent hours setting up their stalls in preparation for a busy weekend.
Arriving in Bendigo on Friday morning ahead of the event beginning on Saturday, sellers have come from all over Australia to move their stock.
First-time seller Craig spends his time collecting old farming pieces to turn into garden sculptures and installations such as penny farthings and water features.
"You just have to tinker with it and see what can improve on," he said. "This is all mainly recycled (things). A lot of farmers ring me to say they have a scrap heap I can look through."
He is hoping to sell is stock and pick up some more bits and bobs to create a new series of works.
"This is my first time having a site here but I have been coming here about 20 or 30 years," he said.
"I'd rather come up here and buy but as most collectors have excess stuff, I thought I'd get a site and sell some of my stuff. To get a few grand (this weekend) would be alright but it's more about meeting people."
Passionate Holden fans will be drawn to John Fishwick's stall with the Mildura man and his family putting carparts and innovative fitouts of old Holdens on display.
John, a boilermaker by trade, has been running his business full time for two years after spending eight years doing it as a hobby.
On the other side of the showground, South Australia's Dave Pascoe has already agreed on the sale of his 1924 Indian motorbike.
"The deal was done last week at Beechworth Indian Rally, the guy has to turn up and pay me and we will all be happy," he said.
He has been coming to the swap meet for about 10 years.
"The camaraderie here is good but it means I can get rid of stuff out of my shed so I can do more projects," he said.
The Bendigo National Swap Meet is at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds on Saturday and Sunday from 8am.
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