I was going to write an article about Virginia's upcoming "Largest Yard Sale" taking place this Spring on May 31st in Mathews County, Virginia. This "Yard Sale" is approximately 13 miles long, and is legendary here in Virginia. I thought that was big. It certainly is more than one person can do in one day. But big? Nope.
From their website:
"The 127 Yard Sale is commonly referred to as “The World's Longest Yard Sale”. That’s because it really is the longest yard sale in the world. To be exact, it’s 690 miles long and the route travels through 6 states; Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The majority of the route follows Highway 127 from Addison, MI in the north to Chattanooga, TN in the south. From Lookout Mountain, GA to Gadsden, AL the route switches to Lookout Mountain Parkway. Both are scenic drives allowing you to appreciate the beautiful countryside of these states all while enjoying the fun and excitement of The World’s Longest Yard Sale."
But that title may change next year, as another is boasting it is now well over 800 miles long, running from Baltimore, Maryland to St. Louis, MO. Billed as the "U.S. 40 Yard Sale - National Road Yard Sale" , this year it will run from May 27 to May 31, and actually spans 824 miles. Wow.
Yet as they say on TV.....But Wait! There's More!
There is another one coming up in May that boast 3,073 Miles Long (errr....that's THREE THOUSAND SEVENTY THREE MILES), running from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, CA, and billed as the "Coast to Coast Sixteenth Annual GREAT U.S. Yard Sale" That sale is from May 15th to May 17th.
So...watcha doing in May? Hehehe.....
It turns out for 2015 there are DOZENS of Yard Sales that span well over 20 miles in length. Dozens. So how does one find all these? Here's a start...a list of over forty (count;em....forty!) sales throughout the U.S., just click on the link for more information on all of them:
The Longest Yard Sales in the U.S.
To those of you who have actually done one of these, tell us about it. Was it worth it?