Saturday, August 6, 2005

The World's Longest Yard Sale is this Weekend!


The World's Longest Yard Sale began on Thursday. Private sellers and antique dealers are setting up shop over a 450-mile stretch from Gadsden, Alabama, to Covington, Kentucky, along U.S. WWY 127.

The original idea came from former Fentress County Executive, Mr. Mike Walker. His plan was to bring travelers from the busy Interstate System to the less traveled highways of Tennessee and Kentucky. The event has grown every year since its modest beginning in 1987. This is the 19th year of the Sale and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Go here for more info! This is the official website for the yard sale.

If you are near the yard sale or go to it and would like to write about it ~ please contact the Editor of the Dew. Unfortunately none of the contributors seem to be in the same area as Highway 127.

7 comments:

Michael said...

Every year my wife and I claim we are going to take the drive. One of these years we actually will. I'd love to hear stories from people who have.

Take Care
Michael

UziCue said...

One of these days I would like to go check it out.

aka_Meritt said...

I know there is another one in the Iowa area off Hwy 141 but, not being a garage sale kind of person I don't know a thing about it. LOL.

poopie said...

I bet there's more bargains there than you can shake a stick at!

Dana said...

Hey Idgie. I haven't been myself, but my grandparent's just got back from there yesterday.

If you don't mind the delay, I can interview them for you next week and write up something.

My grandmother had a blast shopping! My grandfather just complained about the traffic. LOL

Idgie @ the "Dew" said...

Dana, yes please!

Rose B. said...

How on earth have I missed this? the World's Longest yard sale? Wow! Now this would be worth the drive...I just found your magazine and living in the state that Kudzu ate well I have to say I love this. Truly!

Michelle