2015 World’s Longest Yard Sale Set for August 6th – 9th

GETTING AN EARLY START: Several vendors took advantage of the great weather last weekend to get an early start in setting up for the “World’s Longest Yard Sale,” which officially kicks off on Thursday, August 6 and continues through Sunday, August 9.  The photos above were shot Sunday afternoon, showing the South Fentress Community Park already becoming crowded.

GETTING AN EARLY START:
Several vendors took advantage of the great weather last weekend to get an early start in setting up for the “World’s Longest Yard Sale,” which officially kicks off on Thursday, August 6 and continues through Sunday, August 9. The photos above were shot Sunday afternoon, showing the South Fentress Community Park already becoming crowded.

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Highway 127 Corridor Sale, otherwise known as the “World’s Longest Yard Sale”, stretching from 5 miles north of Addison, Michigan all the way down to Gadsden, Alabama!

The US 127 Corridor Sale started in 1987. It now runs from 5 miles north of Addison, MI, south to Chattanooga, TN, then switches to the Lookout Mountain Parkway, continuing to Gadsden, AL for a total of 690 miles!. The four day sale always starts on the first Thursday in August making dates for the 28th annual sale to be August 6 – 9, 2015. 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 is 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 at that time– “The World’s Longest Yard Sale”.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.