World's Longest Yard Sale Kicks Off
The 22nd Annual World's Longest Yard Sale, a total of 654 miles of shopping, began on Thursday and will continue through Sunday.
The event stretches across 5 states, from West Unity, Ohio, to Gadsden, Alabama, and you can find just about anything there - antiques, memorabilia, metal signs, homemade preserves and baked goods, barbecue, CDs, and other general yard sale items.
Kit Turner and her grandpa Jim cleaned out the attics at the condo and the lake house and in three hours flat they sold a driveway full of furniture.
“I’m a yard sale fanatic,” said Buddy Floyd. “It’s about finding that bargain — a great deal. I got a Magnavox boom box with working CD player for $1.99!”
In the past, shoppers from all over the country gather along Highway 127. Many of them have packed overnight bags and turned the annual yard sale pilgrimage into a mini adventurous vacation. The event beings at around 8 a.m. and wraps up at dark. When the sun sets, prepared shoppers take out their flashlight and continue the fun of searching and bargaining.