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Thu June 27 2013 20:28:16

Summer Yard Sale Roundup: Beyond the World's Longest

By: Julia Wilkinson

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Sure, you know all about the World's Longest Yard Sale, which challenges all who attempt to attend it to hit even a fraction of the multitude of yard sales, flea markets and dealer tents stretching from Southern Ohio all the way down into Georgia. Or maybe you don't, in which case you really should add it to your bucket list. Where else can you browse the finest hand-painted and hilarious "Redneck Signs" after quaffing an old-fashioned milkshake at the Cumberland Mountain General Store in Clarkrange, Tennessee? (The store is noted for being the "halfway point" of the sale and also close to the sale's headquarters in Jamestown, TN).

But, did you know there are also other giant annual yard-sale gatherings in other parts of the country and during other weekends?

Yep. Jeff, a moderator and member of the "Yard Salers" Facebook group I started on Facebook a while back, has been kind enough to put together a list of them.

Here they are so far:

- Starting Friday, July 19
100 Mile Yard Sale - in Pennsylvania, along Rt. 879

"The Yard sale starts, or ends, (depending on where you start at) on Route 879 in Shawville.  It snakes through the towns of Lecontes Mills, Frenchville, Keewaydin,
Karthaus, Pine Glen, Sinnemahoning, Drift Wood, Benezette and Medix Run." For more info check out its Facebook group.

- Starting Aug 1 and going through Aug 4:
http://www.127sale.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/127Sale
World's Longest Yardsale, also known as the 127 Corridor Sale.
"Now 690 miles, from 5 Miles North of Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama!"

- Starting Friday, August 9
US 12 Heritage Trail - Michigan's Longest Garage Sale
Along US 12 in Michigan.

- Starting Saturday, August 10
9th Annual Route 11 Yard Crawl - Virginia - Facebook group here.
You'll find a little more info at http://www.shenandoahtravel.org/.

- Starting September 12, 2013

Highway 31W Treasure Hunt/Yard Sale - Kentucky
Highway 31W between Louisville and Nashville, KY.

- Starting Friday, October 18, 2013
Historic US80 Hi-Way Sale
From Mesquite, TX through Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi.

Over for this year, but keep in mind for next year:

- June 14-15
301 Endless Yard Sale - North Carolina
Along US 301 between Kenly and Benson, N.C.

- June 15
Michigan's Longest Garage Sale

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Have you been to the World's Longest Yard Sale along any point, or any of the other long yard sales? What treasures did you find, and how was your experience? Post a comment here!




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by: FREDDY This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jun 28 10:09:49 2013

Never been to one. However, see on in  MI that I may check into.
Thanks for the info

Summer Yard Sale Roundup: Beyond the World's Longest   Summer Yard Sale Roundup: Beyond the World's Longest

This user has validated their user name. by: juliawww

Fri Jun 28 11:07:28 2013

Go for it, Freddy! I think you'll be glad u did. My sister and I had a blast at the World's Longest Yard Sale a few years ago. :-)

Summer Yard Sale Roundup: Beyond the World's Longest   Summer Yard Sale Roundup: Beyond the World's Longest

by: Sierra This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jul 2 10:57:45 2013

Several years ago, I heard about a sale along U.S. 40, including here in the Sacramento area. I checked it out, but only found 3 or 4 sales ... and that stretch of the highway was maybeeee 5 miles long. Wasn't impressed.

I think there's a yard sale along U.S. 50 too. This highway runs from the Atlantic Ocean to Sacramento. Haven't heard of any participation here in CA though.  



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