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HWY 127 YARD SALE

 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".

Comments

Hi Christina - one of these days I'm going to take the trek to take part in this multi state yard sale.  I've read about this for years and I think it sounds like so much fun!  Imagine the treasures people must find!!!

Someday..............
Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Homes - Service With a Smile! (RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine) about 7 years ago
I'm looking for the best places to stop, or the places with the most vendors in one area...any ideas?
Posted by Kim over 6 years ago

Please check out my blog at http://route127saleblog.com I had a great time and I can't wait till next year! Lots of sales where in Sherwood, Ohio, many great finds! This was my first experience and i can only suggest one thing, go with people who you can have a great time with, I sure did!!

Posted by Big Bee about 6 years ago

My friend and myself went this year(2009) and we had a ball.  We started down in Gadsden and worked our way up.  We started the day before the sale on the 5th of August....and there were soooo many venders opened.  We went for 5 plus hours....then asked a man how far we were from Gadsden....he said "TWO MILES!!!!!"    Hundreds of sales.....tents....hot weather....good food.....friendly ppl. 

As we went over hills and would come down into a valley....there would be an area like our Des MOines, Iowa State Fair....with tents upon tents.    What a hoot!!!!!

You have to try it!!!

Posted by Treva about 5 years ago

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