The 127 Corridor Sale has been dubbed the world’s longest highway yard sale – and rightly so! Every year thousands of individuals clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Hwy 127 corridor, stretching over 690 miles of scenic rural highway from Addison (Michigan) to Gadsden (Alabama). That’s why this incredible event is also often called the 127 Yard Sale.
The vendors band together as communities, in groups or as individuals for this unique flea market event. Over a four-day weekend they welcome the onslaught of visitors from the North, South East and West. The 127 yard sale is a mutual exchange of cultures with a common goal: to look, buy and sell.
For sheer variety, nothing tops the world’s longest yard sale. Seasoned dealers set up formal tents, locals unload the contents of their attics. A wide variety of vendors set up shop roadside, hawking crocheted table linens, boxes of fishing lures, weathered iron bed frames, and garden statuary.
If you are looking for a game plan to make the most out of your experience at the 127 yard sale, then keep in mind that you will have to pick and choose your focus. There is not one stretch of road that is consistently the best for shopping, so why not let regional attractions narrow your focus? In Tennessee alone, you can stay the night in a tepee or a log cabin and make a pit stop to pick wild blueberries at Pickett State Park.
The 127 yard sale is the perfect occasion for a road trip through rural America. As you drive the country roads, you will hear a collection of dialects and see a plethora of items that your grandmother would love – but you might, too! You will be privy to incredible stories related to the individuals and the items they sell talk to people you may have never met otherwise. Most visitors come to see the unusual and socialize – buying vintage items and antiques comes as a bonus. The 127 Corridor Sale is America at its best!
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