Sale Lengthens Again for Its Fourth Year
By Kay Whatley, Editor
The Fourth Annual “301 Endless Yard Sale” will take place June 17-18, 2016. Johnston County, site of the first US 301 Endless Yard Sale has invited its neighbors along US 301 from Weldon to Dunn NC to participate with this exciting event which has expanded from its original 30 miles to almost 100 miles this year.
Communities along US 301 again join together with deals, antiques, collectibles, and more along the stretch of highway between Kenly and Benson NC — in Johnston County — and beyond to sites in Halifax, Wilson, Nash, and Harnett counties.
The US 301 Endless Yard Sale officially starts on Friday, June 17 and runs through Saturday, June 18, 7am-5pm each day.
The US 301 Endless Yard Sale is a mix of yard sales and vendor spots — many gathering at businesses that have turned their parking lots into vendor lots for the weekend. Stop at homes, neighborhoods, and vendor lots to see what treasures or good buys are being offered. There is no fee for local residents to participate; however, some vendor lots may charge a nominal “rental fee” to provide space. Those fees are determined by the lot owner and are not sent by the US 301 Endless Yard Sale organizers. Sign up now to be a part of this extraordinary NC sale!
Sellers will be located along the route in visitor sites like Riverside Mill in Weldon, the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly, TWM Antiques in Selma, with other vendor lots, and family, church, and school yard sales on the route.
Shopping at the yard sales is free, just like any ordinary yard sale. Shoppers and vendors are encouraged to plan for a long day of exchanging purchases and stories, and to be careful along the route. As it says on the yard sale website:
- Be very cautious of other vehicles.
- Watch for pedestrians.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Wear Sunscreen.
- Take pictures.
- Enjoy rural North Carolina and small town charm!
Vendors may have just about anything for sale, with a few limits on selling food. Food is only permitted for sale by 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Expect clothing, antiques, household goods, yard equipment, and interesting things old and new. No animals may be sold. There are restaurants and shops along the route that may be open for the day.
When enjoying the yard sale, share photos of the fun items for sale, or the fun moments shopping using the hashtag “#301EndlessYardSale” to help spread the word about this unique annual event.
The event was created by Johnston County tourism officials in conjunction with each town’s planners, and local Chambers of Commerce. The success of the sales depend on all these organizations working together.
To find out more or see a map of towns and established vendor lots, visit 301endlessyardsale.com.