World’s longest yard sale: A 690 mile stretch from Michigan to Alabama

By on Aug 6, 2012 in Business, Lifestyle, Shopping Comments
World’s longest yard sale

World’s longest yard sale
Image Credit: Fentess County Chamber of Commerce

The world’s longest yard sale reportedly runs along a 690 mile stretch from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. The record-setting event marks its 25th anniversary.

Reports say that thousands of individual vendors started selling their goods since Thursday, August 3. The yard sale will run until Sunday, August 5.

The objective of the yard sale is to highlight the character and culture of the region. The giant outdoor sale reportedly features musical performances, food and over 300 various activities.

An event press release say that “snarled traffic associated with the sale, but all must admit, the sale is good for the economy along the corridor route. Locals sell their crafts, accommodations are filled, restaurants are crowded, and those renting vendor spaces also add to the local economy.”

The yard sale was originally launched by tourism officials in 1987 at Jamestown, Tennessee.

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