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Friday, November 19, 2010

world's longest yard sale

After my post yesterday, I got an email from my Dad about two trips he wanted to take. One was a coast to coast trip on US 50, which was actually on my list as well (clearly we share genes). US 50 goes from San Francisco to the Chesapeake Bay and winds through 12 states including Colorado, so if I wanted to do the whole thing, I'd have to first drive to San Francisco. More realistically, that one will be done in two trips - one from Colorado to San Francisco and one from Colorado to Maryland. Unless we move someday.

The second he mentioned was the World's Longest Yard Sale. Somehow this gem had escaped my attention, so I looked it up today. It's an annual sale that runs for four days from the first Thursday in August through the first Sunday. And it goes all the way from Gadsden, Alabama to Hudson, Michigan. That's 675 miles! Vendors set up along the 127 Corridor and range from yard sales at people's houses to professional sellers.

There's no way to cover the whole thing in four days -- it's probably something you'd have to do a couple years in a row just to cover the whole distance once. And then there's the heat in the south that time of year. Being from Florida, I remember the high heat and humidity. That's one of the reasons I left Florida. So, I could see maybe starting in Michigan and working our way south. Of course, the prospect of getting some good stuff is incentive to suck it up and deal with the heat. After all, it's only four days. Even I can handle that.

If you are interested in the World's Longest Yard Sale, you can find more information at

Happy hunting!


  1. One of my other blog friends lives in Alabama and she goes every year. I wanted to go very badly but at the time I was still working and couldn't - but, I am there next year for sure!!

  2. Must.Move.To.USA
    I would think I'd die and gone to heaven at that yardsale!

  3. I have gone to the World's Longest Yard Sale for the last 3 years and it is a wonderful event. Yes it's hot! So much fun though.