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World’s Longest Yard Sale


It’s about time for the World’s Longest Yard Sale, also known as the 127 Corridor Sale to roll around again. The dates for this year’s sale are August 4-7. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with this yearly event, it runs 675 miles from Gadsden, Alabama to Hudson, Michigan. There have been many articles and television shows about this huge event.World's Longest Yard Sale

What Is The World’s Longest Yard Sale

This statement may seem to be a little too obvious to many, but folks it is a yard sale. I was looking on Google and found several people commenting about all of the junk they found. Hello!! Have you never been to a yard sale. For those of you who share my love for antiques, you have to do a lot of digging to find a treasure. There will, of course, be many professional antique dealers and flea market people trying to sell their things along the way. But it was designed for people along the way to bring out the things they no longer wanted, and have a four day event to sell their things.

The great thing about events like this, the old saying of “One man’s trash is a another man’s treasure.” There also has to be some luck involved. Obviously you have to pick your starting point along this very long corridor. Most likely if you do much shopping, there is no way to see it all in four days. So there has to be some luck to be at the right place at the right time. But while some complained and said you can do much better on EBay, others were very happy with what they found. Here is a comment from jilljab:

“I have gone to this sale for the last 4 years and LOVE IT! Yes, there is a lot of junk – as expected! But there are also a lot of wonderful bargains. And yes, I sell on ebay – the prices are low and this is one of my buying trips. So no, the prices are not better on ebay. Last year I bought a set of Italian pottery by Vietri for $22 (which I sold on ebay for a total of $850),a set of Wedgwood for $50 (which I sold for $600) and a set of Spode Iris for $200 which I sold for a whopping $1200. And this is just a fraction of what I bought. There are wonderful bargains to be found and I met so many interesting people. Yes, you have to be selective. But that’s the fun!! The scenery is beautiful. If you don’t like one sale – get in your car and go to the next town. You will see so many different vendors.

There are areas where there are just 1 individual sale. Then there are areas in fields and in church parking lots where you may see hundreds of vendors. There is something for everyone.”

 World’s Longest Yard Sale Detailed Information

Here is a link that will give many helpful hints about lodging, etc on the World’s Longest Yard Sale. It even has a brochure, maps, etc. This will be my fist time to attend the event since we recently moved from Alabama. So after I see it for myself , I will come back to this site, Buying and Selling Antiques and make a follow up post, with photos and hopefully not a sunburn. August in the southeast can be very warm indeed. But I too have seen reports on this event for years and have always want to experience it for myself. So we are really looking forward to it. We will only sped a day or two and take in a portion of the many miles of the sale.

Hopefully one day you too will get a chance to experience the World’s Longest Yard Sale and be able to leave your comments.

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