HWY 127 YARD SALE 2007
Every August, the 450-mile stretch from Covington, Ky., to Gadsden, Ala., turns into a bargain-laced American pilgrimage - the world's largest yard sale along route 127.
Four Days of Bargain Hunting Spans 5 States. The 20th Annual "World's Longest Yardsale"
This year marks not only the 20th anniversary of the sale, but also the extension of the sale by 180 miles! The sale will now stretch from the Ohio/Michigan border, all the way down to Gadsden, Alabama!
The US 127 Corridor Sale started in 1987. It begins at Covington, KY, and runs South to Chattanooga, TN, then switches to the Lookout Mountain Parkway, continuing to Gadsden, AL. The four day sale now starts on the first Thursday in August making dates for the 20th annual sale to be August 2-5, 2007. The sale is very popular, and visitors from several foreign countries have attended.
The original intent of the sale was to prove the back roads have something to offer, and that the interstate system was not the only mode for travel. County officials put together a list of attractions along the route in Kentucky and Tennessee. There are over three hundred attractions along the route to provide enjoyment for the family. Whether it be majestic hills, beautiful scenery, river boats, railroads, toe tapping music, arts, crafts, horses, fishing, hiking, bits of Civil War or Indian History, there are many opportunities to enjoy the beauty and culture of the land along the 127 Sale Route.
The Lookout Mountain Parkway Association asked to be included in the sale route a few years after the sale began. The Lookout Mountain Parkway leaves Chattanooga as Highway 58 and becomes several different highway numbers before reaching Gadsden. It is no longer US 127, but is the same great sale. This routing crosses the Northwest corner of Georgia, going into Cloudland. This added another 100 miles to the already existing 350 miles, thus making it 450 miles -- "The World's Longest Yard Sale".