Calling all Bargain Hunters – Fall Rummage Sales & Thrift Store Roundup!

Fall Yard Sale Sign

With summer ending that means a lot of the fun finds of a good garage/rummage/yard sale here in Wisconsin are fewer and far between colder weather and ongoing pandemic concerns and considerations. However, we were able to find a few fall events that are still happening.

We have also included some great thrift/and consignment stores around Eastern Wisconsin you may not have heard of before. Be sure to call ahead before you go, some places on our list hours change on occasion due to low staff since some of the only staff available are volunteers or the store is privately owned. 

We also suggest searching on social media for groups for rummage sales in your communities since most yard and estate sales this time of year are private and can be unpredictable.

Notes: Most stores accept donations and are always looking for volunteers or staff, so if you have the time and resources reach out to one of your favorites on our list for more information.

We have included all Goodwill locations at the bottom of this list but are focusing on smaller thrift stores and consignment shops in the area. If we’ve missed your favorite, let us know, we’d love to add it!

Rummage Sales and Big Bargain Events Early to Late fall

  • Black Creek Fall Village-Wide Rummage Sales
    • When: Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 6 am – 1 pm
    • Where: Participating Homes in Black Creek
  • 51st Year of Shawano Flea Market
    • When: Sundays through October 17, 2021 from 7 am – 4 pm
    • Where: Shawano County Fairgrounds, 990 East Green Bay Street, Shawano
    • About: Admission is $2, but kids under 16 are free. Free parking. Concession sales. For more details, check out the Shawano Wisconsin Flea Market wesbite.
  • Thrifter Sisters Flea Market in Escanaba, Michigan 
    • When: September 25, 2021 — 10 am – 5 pm 
    • Where: UP State Fairgrounds,  2401 12th Avenue N, Escanaba, Michigan
    • About: Feel like heading WAY up north? Why not drive and enjoy the fall colors to visit the Escanaba fairgrounds for a fun and very vintage flea market — Thrifter Sisters Flea Market. It is more than just a shopping event; there will be food, music, contests, and a car/camper show. This rain or shine event also has a very 1950-60s vibe, and if you have a vintage “Glam-per” that you want to display, you can camp for the night! Worth the drive to the Upper Peninsula if you are a fan of retro items.
  • Annunciation Rummage Sale Hosted by Quad Parishes
    • When: Saturday, September 25, 2021, starting at 6 am
    • Where: Church of the Annunciation, 401 Gray St, Green Bay,   54303
  • City Wide Fall 2021 Rummage Sale in Fort Atkinson
    • When: Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27, 2021
    • Where: Private homes around Fort Atkinson
  • AAUW 84th Annual Used Book Sale “One Book is Never Enough” 
    • When: multiple dates in October, listed below
    • Where: Northland Ma Will, 900 W Northland Avenue, Appleton 
    • About: This book sale takes place in the center of the Northland Ma Will between Kohls and the old Shopko. 
    • Dates:
      • Thursday, October 14 & 15, 2021 – 9 am – 8 pm (Most books $1)
      • Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 9 am – 5 pm (Most books $1)
      • Wednesday, October 20 – Friday, October 22, 2021 – 9 am – 8 pm (Most books $1)
      • Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 9 am – 5 pm (1/2 price day)
      • Wednesday, October 27 – Friday, October 29, 2021 — 9 am – 8 pm (1/2 price day)
      • Saturday, October 30, 2021 – 9 am – 1 pm (A Will Items Free)
    • The AAUW uses all profits to provide scholarships for women. Want to help? They are accepting contributions of books from the community. This includes hardcover & paperback books, children’s books, books on CD, sheet music, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, & games. More information book pick-up & drop-off, please call 920-427-6655; 920-734-6750; 920-843-8888 
  • Fall Village Wide Rummage Sales in Winneconne
  • Everybody’s Rummage Sale 
    • When: November 27, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Where:  Resch Expo Center, 840 Armed Forces Drive, Ashwaubenon   
    • Hours:  8 am – 5 pm 
    • About: Items for sale include, but are not limited to clothing, books, vintage items, music, movies, toys, baby accessories, electronics, crafts, sports memorabilia, tools, jewelry, household items, and much more! Tickets required to enter, kids under 12 free. 

Thrift Stores in Appleton/Grand Chute

  • Bethesda Thrift Shop 
    • 138 East Northland Avenue, Appleton 
    • 920-997-1533
    • Lutheran based thrift store that carries clothes, shoes, household items, and toys whose main objective from profits is to give back to those in need
  • Echoes Gift and Thrift 
    • 1320 West Wisconsin Ave, Appleton 
    • 920 882-8172
    • This church-run thrift store has great reviews and gives back the money they raise to the community! Like any thrift store, you never know what you might come across. Featuring handmade items on occasion. 
  • Fair Market Thrift Store
    • 2130 S Memorial Drive, Appleton 
    • 920-882-6688
    • A non-profit thrift store whose goal is to provide a friendly, clean, and organized thrift store experience.
  • Fox Valley Thrift Shoppe
    • 231 South Walter Avenue, Appleton
    • 920-954-9200
    • Small store, but you always could come across that perfect item!
  • Once Upon a Child 
    • 313 North Mall Drive, Appleton 
    • 920-731-8612
    • Buys and sells gently used children’s clothing, toys, and gear.
  • Plato’s Closet  
    • 309 North Mall Drive, Appleton 
    • 920- 968-0381
    • Geared towards teens/young adults Plato’s Closet has name-brand items for less!!  Sells and buys at this location. 
  • Chic to Chic Consignment
    • 301 North Mall Drive, Appleton 
    • 920-882-2200
    • Chic to Chic is a women’s consignment boutique. They carry and accept designer and mall brand clothing currently in style, such as J.Jill, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Chicos, Express, and Coach. They also carry high-quality shoes, purses, and jewelry — all on consignment.

Thrift Stores in Neenah/Menasha

  • Bethesda Thrift Shop
    • 846 Fox Point Plaza, Neenah
    • 920-725-7467
    • Lutheran based thrift store that carries clothes, shoes, household items, and toys whose main objective from profits is to give back to those in need.
  • Neenah Vintage Mall
    • 884 South Commercial Street, Neenah
    • 920-215-6444
    • A venue for shoppers and collectors to search for antiques, as well as furniture, home décor, and more.
  • Street Vincent de Paul – Neenah/Menasha
    • 1425 South Commercial Street, Neenah 
    • 920-727-1766
    • St Vincent de Paul is a non-profit association of employees and volunteers dedicated to serving needs in the Neenah/Menasha area, including portions of the Town of Neenah and the Town of Menasha. 

Thrift Stores in Fond Du Lac

  • Autumn’s Closet 
    • 812 South Main Street, Fond du Lac 
    • 920-926-3313
    • The owner, Autumn, personally selects high-end clothes, shoes, purses, and accessories that are sold at an affordable price. A great place to scout for prom dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, and cocktail dresses. Check out their website or for Autumn’s Closet on social media for live updates and new arrivals. Most items are geared for teens, miss, and young adults. 
  • Second Impressions Thrift Store
    • 325 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac
    • 920-907-9900
    • A Christian-run store, all profits that are generated from sales are used to support  Winnebago Lutheran Academy and other charitable organizations throughout East Central  Wisconsin.

Thrift Stores in Oshkosh

  • Second Chance Thrift Store
    • 753 North Main Street, Oshkosh 
    • 920-230-3565
    • Great place to find a bargain. All proceeds at this store go back to the community. 
  • Street Vincent de Paul Society
    • 2551 Jackson Street, Oshkosh 
    • 920-235-9368
    • Their focus is to help those in need, living at or below the poverty level in our community. 
  • Sandarella’s Bridal Boutique
    • 465 North Main Street, Oshkosh 
    • 920-233-4600
    • Sandarella’s is a Consignment Shop specializing in bridal gowns and mothers’ dresses. They have an inventory of about 150 Bridal gowns and 100 mothers’ dresses at any given time. Many of these dresses have never been worn; original tags still on them!

Thrift Stores in Green Bay

  • Bethesda Thrift Shop
    • 336 North Military Avenue, Green Bay· 
    • 920-544-5849
    • A Lutheran-based thrift store that carries clothes, shoes, household items, and toys whose main objective from profits is to give back to those in need.
  • Consign It!
    • 2350 East Mason Street, Green Bay (Inside the East Town Mall)
    • 300 Oneida Street, Green Bay (Inside Bay Park Square Mall) 
    • 920-593-8509
    • These locations are not your typical consignment stores. Stores are clean, spacious, and organized. They stage products comparable to high-end furniture showrooms and department stores. All items are clearly marked at the best regular or sale price ticket for easy shopping, no confusing colors, percentages, or haggling! They accept all major credit cards, offer FREE layaway on most items. Delivery is available, too.
  • Home Again of Green Bay Consignment Furnishings
    • 345 Cardinal Ln Suite 5, Green Bay
    • 920-662-0665
    • This store focuses on gently used furniture and decor for your home. Twin sisters, Saundra and Suzette, are the owners of the shop, striving to provide friendly and helpful service. If they don’t have it they’ll do their best to help you find it! Additionally, they accept items daily, so the store is constantly changing and evolving.
  • The Mixed Basket Consignment Gallery 
    • 1808 Allouez Avenue, Suite G, Green Bay
    • 920-465-3711
    • Whether you’re redecorating an entire room or a single section of your home, The Mixed Basket has on-sale items and name-brand, designer pieces you can’t afford to miss!
  • St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores 
    • East Location – 920 Weise Street, Green Bay   
    • West Location – 940 Hansen Road, Green Bay    
    • Howard Location– 3816 Velp Avenue, Green Bay    
    • The Street Vincent de Paul of Green Bay offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service.
  • St Vincent de Paul Dig & Save Outlet
    • 2121 Van Deuren St, Green Bay
    • 920-435-4040
    • Not a typical thrift store it has a unique shopping experience it has bins where you “dig” for your purchases. 

Goodwill Store Shopping Locations

  • Appleton Goodwill (Ralph B. Shiner Center)
    • 1341 W Spencer St, Appleton
    • 920-560-1219
  • Darboy Goodwill Retail Store
    • N189 Stoney Brook Rd, Appleton
    • 920-968-0820
  • Menasha Goodwill Retail Store
    • 1800 Appleton Rd, Menasha
    • 920-731-6601
  • Grand Chute Goodwill Retail Store
    • 4759 West Michaels Drive, Appleton 
    • 920-731-6606
  • Neenah Goodwill Retail Store
    • 907 South Green Bay Road, Neenah 
    • 920-558-4507
  • Oshkosh Goodwill Retail Store
    • 1600 W 20th Ave, Oshkosh  
    • 920- 233-3897
  • Oshkosh West Goodwill Retail Store
    • 2303 Westowne Avenue, Oshkosh
    • 920- 479-1719
  • Green Bay East Goodwill Retail Store 
    • 1301 S. Brosig Street, Green Bay 
    • 920-465-9601
  • Green Bay West Goodwill Retail Store 
    • 1660 West Mason Street, Green Bay
    • 920-569-1596
  • Ashwaubenon Goodwill Retail Store
    • 2814 South Oneida Street, Green Bay 
    • 920-498-0990
  • Fond du Lac Goodwill Store and Donation Center 
    • 904 South Main Street, Fond du Lac 
    • 920- 923-5246

Goodwill Donation Express Drop off Locations:

These locations are for drop-off donations only no shopping available inside.

  • Appleton Goodwill Donation Express 
    • 1033 W Northland Ave, Appleton 
    • 920-364-9386  
  • Kaukauna Goodwill Donation Express
    • 211 E Ann St, Kaukauna 
    • 920-759-5097
  • Howard Goodwill Donation Express
    • 2465 Lineville Rd, Howard 
    • 920-857-3560

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