ThriftCon, the self-proclaimed “nation’s premier vintage clothing and collectibles convention” returns to Denver on Sunday, April 23, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Western Complex. Featuring 140+ vendors, ThriftCon will host thousands of products ranging from vintage men’s and women’s clothing to classic collectibles all under one roof. This year, there will be general admission and early entry (9 a.m.) tickets.
No more digging through bins. No more wasted time searching through endless racks of t-shirts to find “that one” piece. Forget the garage and estate sales.
Prices vary from booth to booth and piece to piece but there are tons of steals at ThriftCon! $5 to 10 racks are out in full force, plus bundle deals. You may even find pieces that start at $1.
However, do not anticipate “thrift store” prices. Every item at ThriftCon took hours, weeks and years to discover and curate. Many pieces are highly collectible, which is reflected in the sticker price.
Another popular feature is The Pit, a place for resellers, traders and collectors to display their products in a buy / sell / trade format, without being an official vendor. All you need is a ticket to ThriftCon.
General admission tickets are $12 (+ service fee) when purchased online. You can buy here. At the door, tickets are $20 per person. Children under 13 get in FREE.
Pre-sale tickets will be emailed to you by Eventbrite following your purchase. Emails from Eventbrite will include valuable information such as parking, various rules and guidelines.
For instance, guests are permitted one bag of any size, shape or color. The bag can be full of items brought to trade in The Pit, or empty and used as your shopping cart.
If you want to beat the crowds, you can buy an early entry ticket for $30 (+ fees). They are available here.
There is no information online about parking, so be prepared to pay to park at the National Western Complex. Typically that’s about $10. You can check the ThriftCon website for the latest details.