127 Yard Sale To Span Five States This WeekendBy: Amanda Crum - August 2, 2013
Anyone who loves a good find in a vintage shop or garage sale will undoubtedly be interested in the 127 Yard Sale, which spans five states and kicked off on Thursday.
The sale runs the length of U.S. 127 from Michigan to Alabama, with Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee caught in the middle. With 690 miles to cover, it’s officially the world’s largest yard sale. The site for the sale’s headquarters–which is located in Tennessee–says it “Americana at it’s best”.
“It is aptly titled The Worlds Longest Yard Sale! Every year individuals clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Hwy 127 corridor stretching over 690 miles from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. They band together as communities, in groups or as individuals and over a four-day weekend they welcome the onslaught of visitors from the North, South East and West. It is a mutual exchange of cultures with a common goal; to look, buy and sell! As you transverse the country roads, you will hear a collection of dialects, be privy to incredible stories related to the individuals and the items they sale and see a plethora of items that only your grandmother could love. Most importantly, I think most come to see the unusual and socialize. It is Americana at it’s best.”
Last year, several shoppers started their trek in West Unity, Ohio and it may prove to be a good jumping off point again this year.