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.
Borsheim's Fine Jewelry
This Omaha-based jewelry store became a part of the Berkshire family in 1986, and has the distinction of being mentioned by Buffett himself on the company's notoriously sparse website. In honor of the 50th anniversary, Borsheim's is offering a commemorative pendant for $46.83
If the coin-shaped medallion lacks sufficient bling, even with Buffett's signature engraved on the back, there's also a rectangular gold pendant with pave diamond detailing, cut to resemble a Berkshire Hathaway stock certificate. At $10,646.50, it's a bargain compared to an actual Berkshire Hathaway share.
For those who have a hard time understanding how the Berkshire Hathaway companies fit together, there's the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. "Warren & Charlie's Neighborhood" Puzzle to help, er, put the pieces together? Just $9.35, down from last year's $20.
Borsheim's hasn't forgotten customers who might be waiting for their Apple (AAPL) watches and custom bands to arrive, either -- it has a tech accessory of its own that's flying under the radar. These mobile device stands not only allow users to have their hands free while watching videos on their phone screens or talking, they're emblazoned with the smiling faces of Buffett & Charlie Munger, Buffett's longtime partner and the company's vice chairman. Available for $15.
Oriental Trading Company
Source: Oriental Trading Co.
If you can't bathe like a billionaire, why not bathe with a billionaire? Two billionaires in fact! Oriental Trading Company, a supplier of party and craft goods that Berkshire Hathaway purchased in 2012, has created rubber duckies in the likenesses of both Buffett and Munger that are available to the public online, for just $2.99.
Source: Oriental Trading Co.
Cinco de Mayo comes just days after this year's meeting, and you can combine the two events with Berkshire Hathaway rubber duckies in serapes and sombreros. These can be yours for $2.98 each.
Fruit of the Loom
Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Visitor's Guide
After toweling off at bath time, you can still keep Berkshire's billionaire vibes flowing with these "Berky" boxers and bras from Fruit of the Loom. Last year's Berky boxers sold for $6 a pair, according to reports at the time, so it's likely that this year's will be similarly priced. Fruit of the Loom didn't respond to queries about this year's prices or the bra.
In addition to those items, Fruit of Loom promises to release a mystery item at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, that's destined to sell out.
If you're fortunate enough to attend Omaha's version of Woodstock, you're unlikely to leave empty-handed. And if you're not going but wish you were, online shopping makes it easier than ever to buy Berkshire swag that will fool your friends. You may not be able to get everything that's available at the meeting, though, and you won't get the discount.