The 127 Yard Sale is bigger than ever before. This year’s sale covers more than 690 miles and five states down route 127.
The world’s largest yard sale stretches from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. The sale follows route 127 through Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. According to the organizers of the sale, that’s more than 690 miles worth of deals.
The website reads:
“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.”
You can find just about anything at the 127 yard sale. Unfortunately, some of the hottest items just aren’t for sale.
Vendor Todd Burnet said: “We got really lucky this year and bought a big gold camel to put out front. Someone offered us $800 for it and we almost sold him earlier in the week, but decided we just couldn’t part with him.”
The 127 yard sale started on August 1 and will go until August 4. In addition to the yard sales, there will also be music and vendors set up along route 127.
Here’s a video about last year’s 127 yard sale.