The 58th annual White Elephant Sale, the biggest and best rummage sale in Northern California, returns to Oakland March 4 and 5, 2017. Shoppers will have early access to items during the Preview Sale, which takes place on Sunday, January 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. Proceeds from the Sale, which is organized and presented by the Oakland Museum Women's Board, benefit the Oakland Museum of California. For the past two years, the Sale raised over $2 Million each year to support the Museum.
Named one of San Francisco's Top 100 Events by BizBash, the celebrated rummage sale spans 96,000-square-feet and includes 19 departments, offering a range of quality used goods, including furniture, artwork, household items, china, sporting goods, fine jewelry, Asian collectibles, tools, music, books, vintage and contemporary clothing.Located in a warehouse at 333 Lancaster Street near the Oakland Estuary, the event is made possible by donations from the public and with the help of more than 1,000 volunteers.
In its 58th year, the 2017 White Elephant Sale will continue to offer an array of second-hand treasures, creating one of the most memorable shopping experiences in the West. Sale hours are from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. Admission is free.
Those looking for early access to the White Elephant Sale's wealth of goods can attend the Preview Sale on Sunday, January 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. Preview Sale tickets are $15 in advance at the OMCA Store, $16 online through the WES website, and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance starting December 1, 2016. More information on how to purchase tickets can be found at WhiteElephantSale.org. Children under 12 are admitted free to the Preview Sale but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Shoppers are advised to arrive early and wear comfortable shoes. A complimentary shuttle service from the Fruitvale BART station to the WES warehouse will be provided for the January 29 Preview Saleand on the March 4 and 5 White Elephant Sale days.