One leg of the US 25 Yard Sale will return to Clinton, Rocky Top, and Anderson County for the fourth time in early June.
The yard sale is scheduled for June 4-6. It stretches 565 miles from Woodfin, North Carolina, and Clinton, Tennessee, to Covington, Kentucky.
“This event has quickly become the nation’s fourth-longest yard sale event,” organizers said.
“Our goal is to get folks off I-75 and get them to slow down and visit our downtowns,” a press release said. “And we encourage people to have a huge yard sale to get folks to visit! Almost very city, village and town along the route participates.”
The release said people will have lots of choices for set-up spots and shopping.
“It’s an opportunity for nonprofits and church and school groups to set up shop and make some money,” the release said. “If you’d like to participate, consult local officials as to permit requirements, set up legally and safely along or close to US 25, price it to sell, and go for it! You will have more luck if you set up on at a site along the main road or use extra visible signage, because getting these shoppers off US 25 and down a side road will be tough. They’re on a mission!”
The press release said no use of the US 25 right-of-way is permitted, and those who set up to sell must control parking and are responsible for clean-up when they are finished. It is a free event.
“If you are renting out spots, we would recommend securing a modest, refundable clean-up fee from those you rent out to,” the release said. “Let us know on Facebook or via phone if you have rental spots available, as we get calls daily requesting rental spots for all areas. For local information, call (865) 457-4542.”
What sells? Just about anything old or vintage in good condition, the release said. Organizers said oddities, antiques, old farm and kitchen items, old records, tools, guns, and hunting and fishing equipment all sell well. If you have lots of clothing, it should not be the focal point of the sale.
Organizers said they need vendors—it’s a great event for the seller—because there are lots of shoppers. Go to their Facebook page and “Like” and “Share” it. You can find more information, hot spots lists, and maps of the route at https://www.facebook.com/U.S.25YARDSALE.
“We’ll see ya’ll there!” organizers said. “On US 25!”