The South’s not alone is loving to recycle, reuse and re-buy stuff, but we sure have the best massive yard sales.
fact, the World’s Longest Yard Sale takes place in the South, this year from
Aug. 7 to 10 along a 690-mile route that begins in Gadsden, Alabama, and travels
along the Lookout Mountain Parkway into Chattanooga, Tenn., and all the way to
Addison, Michigan, along Highway 127.
Photo courtesy of DeKalb Tourism
Fentress Cty Chamber of Commerce
This year (2014) marks the 27th anniversary of the sale, which gets bigger every year. Vendors come from all over, including foreign countries; Alabama tourism folks estimate there will be 1,000 vendors in Alabama alone!
Vendors are typically up and at ’em by 8 a.m. and sales go late into the summer twilight. Some are locals spilling out their used goods on front lawns, while others are sophisticated antique dealers. In addition, local restaurants and shops offer more great finds.
|Photo courtesy of DeKalb Tourism|
For more information regarding the annual Hwy. 127 Corridor Sale, visit www.127sale.com. Lookout Mountain tourism has a wonderful FYI page as well. For lodging information, directions, road closures and more information in Alabama and Tennessee, visit www.ShopLookoutMountain.com or call DeKalb Tourism at (888) 805-4740 or Greater Gadsden Area Tourism at (888) 565-0411.
|Fentress County Chamber of Commerce|