NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) annual meeting is a gathering unlike any other. While Warren Buffett's signature event may not be the only one to boast celebrity appearances and enviable swag, few meetings tie everything together so well that they become known as the "Woodstock for Capitalists."
This year's gathering, at the Century Link Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb., begins with a bazaar of discounted items from Berkshire-owned companies on Friday and Saturday, followed by the annual meeting and Buffett's Q&A on Saturday and a 5K run on Sunday. One caveat: Becoming a Berkshire shareholder, a requirement to take advantage of the event's perks, isn't cheap: Class A Shares of the $349 billion conglomerate cost more than $200,000 each.
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Friday's Shopping Day will include items branded especially for the event, many with shareholder discounts -- though the companies wouldn't specify the amount of the discount or even the prices for some items. If previous years are any indication, the offerings at this weekend's meeting won't disappoint.
Here's a sampling of some of the items, many of which were designed especially for this year's anniversary event marking Buffett's 50 years at the helm. Non-shareholders can purchase some items online, but without the discount available to Berkshire's 24,000 shareholders at the Omaha event, where they have to show meeting credentials to receive the lower prices. Prices of online items are included below.
It's only fitting that Buffett, a noted junk food enthusiast, would have a beloved candy brand in his portfolio. See's candy shared a photo of the commemorative candy box designed for this year's event, which marks Buffett's 50th anniversary at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway and is less playful than the cartoon image from last year. The company declined to disclose the price.