SPRING MARKET MADNESS DEALER MARKET MARCH 27-29, 2019
The day our spring dealer market opened was the 80th anniversary of the beginning of something wonderful that happens each spring in college athletics. Just like a Wallace Hardware dealer market, this event can be awe-inspiring. It can be heart stopping. It can be unpredictable. It can be magical. And it can be downright maddening! On March 27, 1939, The University of Oregon defeated The Ohio State University 46-33 to become the first-ever champions of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Since the Wallace Hardware dealer market took place right in the middle of the tournament this year, we thought it appropriate to theme our show around it.
On Wednesday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m. we held an all-team tipoff party to open the Spring 2019 “Spring Market Madness” Dealer Market, sponsored by U.S. Craftmaster, Rustoleum, B&K, Eaton Wiring Devices, Hillman, Century Drill & Tool, Fiskars/Gilmour, and Glidden. Together, we learned all about our very generous show deals and enjoyed all kinds of delicious hors d’oeuvres and other traditional sporting event foods as we supported our favorite basketball teams by dressing up in their team colors. Fun was had, great deals were offered, and prizes were given away! We weren’t afraid to get all decked out in our team’s craziest ensemble! A nice bag full of gifts was given to the first 100 attending customers! And most importantly, those in attendance took advantage of the Cinderella Deals, including more than 50 items that were available on Wednesday only!
Relive the best moments of the show through our picture montage.