Longest Yard Sale in America

1 07 2011

Need an inexpensive road trip this summer? Something full of interesting people and that also combines your love of treasure hunting antiques and even junk of all sorts? Well, you need get on the highway. Highway 127 to be exact.

This year marks the 24th year of the world’s longest yard sale, the Highway 127 Corridor Sale.  Stretching from Gadsden, Alabama to Hudson, Michigan this 675 mile yard sale is drumming up quite a bit of business.  Individuals, private sellers, home owners, companies all sit along the corridor from the first Thursday in August through the following Sunday to help you find anything and everything.  Furniture, clothing, antiques, dolls, stamps, tools are all available.  If it can be sold, you will find it along the corridor.

Originally the idea of Mike Walker, a small town Tennessee official looking to bring business into America’s back roads, the idea took off and now has thousands participating and buying.  In a world where we all dream of finding a piece worthy of the Antiques Roadshow or just a great “fixer upper” for our home, the yard sale reigns supreme and personally, I don’t see it going anywhere.  As they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

Don’t forget to bargain.  Many people are selling wares from their homes, of which might be old themselves, as a result, if you do not see something, ask about it.  You never know what you might find.

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3 responses

1 07 2011
Ally Garner

Oh gosh, i have wanted to do this for the longest. And i mean do the WHOLE yard sale. Totally a bucket list entry for me. I bet this would be so much fun!

5 07 2011
Ginger

What a great bucket list idea!

Some dear co-workers and I are starting “The Bucketeers” to start actually crossing those items off our list. My Bucket list?

Take a ride in a Hot Air Baloon
Try out for a Broadway play
Take archery lessons
Own a wood-paneled station wagon with an Airstream attached to the back, and drive around visiting all 50 states
Attend a Garden & Gun Secret Society Weekend
Own a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes
Learn to play an instrument

9 07 2011
Ally Garner

Oh wow, that is a fantastic list! I may have to swipe a few of your ideas, especially the Garden & Gun Society Weekend one.

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