What is the 127 Yard Sale?
The 127 Yard Sale is an annual event that takes place the first Thursday-Sunday in August each year. It’s literally, The World’s Longest Yard Sale! The route spans 6 states (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama) and is nearly 700 miles long. This unique event draws hundreds of thousands of people (shoppers/vendors) each year.
When did the 127 Yard Sale begin?
The 127 Yard Sale began in 1987. Mike Walker, former Fentress County Executive in Jamestown, TN, planned the event to encourage travelers to bypass interstate highways such as I-40 and I-75 in favor of scenic routes that would take them through rural communities and allow them to experience what the small towns and cities had to offer. With state parks, historical attractions, scenic drives, waterfalls, opportunities for hiking and biking, rivers and lakes for boating, train rides, horseback riding, fishing, bluegrass music, arts and crafts festivals, and more, this provided a great opportunity to bring more visitors to Tennessee and the 127 Yard Sale route. Visitors from across the country, as well as those who have traveled internationally to the sale, will enjoy both the yard sales and attractions along the 127 Yard Sale route.
127 Yard Sale (2023)
In 2023 the 127 Yard Sale will be held from August 3rd-6th (Thursday-Sunday). This will be the 37th consecutive year this one-of-a-kind event has taken place since it began in 1987. As hundreds of thousands of yardsalers and vendors converge on the 690-mile route from across the country, the 35th anniversary is set to be the biggest yet! The World's Longest Yard Sale is also known to attract international interest as tourists and media from abroad seek to experience an event they will only find in the United States.
Official 127 Yard Sale T-shirt
Each year a unique t-shirt design is released around mid-June to commemorate this special event and is only available for purchase via 127YardSale.com.
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The mission of 127YardSale.com is to promote the 127 Yard Sale and provide a comprehensive source of information about The World's Longest Yard Sale.
When visiting 127YardSale.com those interested in participating; whether as a yardsaler, vendor, or rental space provider, can find tons of information. Resources include an interactive route map, a list of "Major Vendor Stops" (locations with 25 or more vendors grouped together), forums, lodging, vendor listings, things to do, and much more.
There is an active community of social media followers as well, with the official 127YardSale.com Facebook page currently at over 157,944 followers and the official Facebook group at 31,607 members. ( www.facebook.com/127yardsale )