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Come To the 2016 World's Longest Yard Sale--aka The 127 Corridor Sale

Updated on August 3, 2016

States of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama - 690 miles of Yard Sales!

Have you heard of the World's Longest Yard Sale? This is held the first Thursday through Sunday in August, every year. This year, 2014, it runs from August 4th through the 7th. It starts around Hudson, Michigan, and runs down U.S. 127 to Gadsen, Alabama. Mile after mile of yard sales--690 miles in all--you never know what you're going to find!

Some people travel long distances to visit this popular event, but others can just walk out their front door, and start shopping. It lasts for four days, and there are plenty of places to stop for the night, and then pick up the next day where you left off. I don't think, that even with four days, that you'll be able to cover the whole length of the yard sale, but what fun it would be to try!

You'll find people who are just selling items they no longer need, and you'll find professional vendors hawking their goods. From new items, to antiques--you'll find them all at the The 127 Corridor Sale. And who knows--you may find yourself on TV. Many television stations show up at the sale, including HGTV and programs like the Tonight Show! This sale has also been featured in many popular magazines such as Southern Living and Country Living.

One video of the World's Longest Yardsale

The largest welcome sign for my very small hometown, West Manchester, Ohio!
The largest welcome sign for my very small hometown, West Manchester, Ohio!

Miles to Search For Treasures at the World's Longest Yard Sale

This year, the sale begins around Hudson, Michigan, and ends at Gadsden, Alabama. Every year, this now-famous World's Longest Yard Sale get bigger--2010 was the first year that Michigan was added, and now, it continues even farther up into the state, making the whole route 690 miles long.

The five states are: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. You'll see many tourist sites along the way, which you can always check out while you're taking a break from shopping.

Or take a drive around one of the small villages like West Manchester, Ohio,.. Less than 500 people live there, so you can see what life in a small town is like, or if that doesn't appeal to you, you can visit the sites in one of the larger cities along the way, to see what it has to offer.

The miles and miles of sales are sure to satisfy even the most hardcore of yard sale shoppers. You're bound to find something you've been searching for, or even something you didn't even know you were looking for until you saw it!

The headquarters for this sale is in Jamestown, Tennessee, which is in Fentress County. You can stop by "Ye Old Jail", where their Chamber of Commerce is located and buy your own 127 Sale T-shirts or throws.

Don't miss it--now is the time to start planning for this year's "WORLD'S LONGEST YARDSALE"--you won't be disappointed!!!

Video of the 127 Yard Sale!

HGTV Appearance at the 127 Yard Sale...Short but So Funny!

HGTV will be filming the Yard Sale!

HGTV films "Endless Yard Sale" at the 127 Sale every year, where they follow pre-selected shoppers who contact them ahead of time for their chance to be on the show. This year, they will be taping between Chattanooga, Tn. and Jamestown, Ky. Be sure to keep an eye out for them while you're shopping!

Video from the 2012 World's Longest Yard Sale

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    Tammy Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

    pinkskies--That's terrific that you're making plans to go--I'm sure you'll have a great time!

    Thanks for stopping by my hub! :)

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    pinkskies 6 years ago from Alabama

    I have been wanting to go for years! Great for a girls weekend getaway! Now that my children are a little older, they can hang out with dad for a few days. Thanks for sparking the idea. I'm going to start planning.

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    Tammy Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

    RachelH--You should! :)

    Thanks for your comment, and let me know if you go next year!

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    RachieH 6 years ago

    Oh wow, this looks like a lot of fun. This makes me want to plan a road trip next summer :)

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    Tammy Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

    tenordj--I can understand that, lol...my niece lives near, and travels to work on 127, and so she isn't too crazy about the traffic, either, that time of year! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    Jason 6 years ago from Jamestown TN

    I live In Jamestown TN and while I am greatful for the business this yardsale brings to town...the traffic drives me up a wall lol...

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    Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    Thanks for the comment, RNMSM! We plan on hitting it next year for sure--we have no excuse not to, living as close as we do, lol...:)

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    Barbara Bethard 7 years ago from Tucson, Az

    I heard of this sale while we were living in Ala and never got up to Gadsden to see it...my sister went though and had a riot of a time!! great hub!!

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    Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    Yeah, we don't need very much anymore, either, but we still love to look at everything, lol.

    A lot of people go hunting the sale for stuff to re-sale, like on eBay!

    Thanks for your comment! :)

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Gotta put this on my bucket list. I know it would be a riot, but when you get older you don't need very much. I guess that is why it is great for young couples, and young families.

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    Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    You're welcome, singlmom! If it hadn't been so darn hot, we probably would've went for awhile, but we wimped out, lol... :) Thanks for visiting!

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    singlmomat52 7 years ago

    I have heard of it but have never participated. But oh what fun it would be. Mini vacation of bargain after bargain. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    sheila b.--Thanks for your comment! I agree--you can probably find anything you're looking for at this sale! :)

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    sheila b. 7 years ago

    I never heard of this, but it sounds great for everyone involved, shoppers and sellers.

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    Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    Thanks Charlie! Are you going to yours??? :)

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    ralwus 7 years ago

    Yes. I know of this, never went though. Our Lincoln Highway one starts this week, goes right through town. Have fun.

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    Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    Nancy--Thanks for the link--I'd never heard of the art fair before, but it looks like 127 runs along part of that, doesn't it?

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    Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    Thank you sweetie--I like shopping them with you, too!!! :)

    Candie--I know--I loved that part about the trailer, too, hahaha!!! Hey--next year, come visit us and we'll go yard-saling--we only live about 20 miles from it!!!

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    Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

    Tammy,

    Is this the same art fair as the one I have on my B&B site?

    If it is, it has really grown over the years. Check it out:

    http://nanhinchliff.tripod.com/id18.html

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    Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

    Incredible!! "Gotta have the trailer!" Hahaha! You know, for some odd reason I pictured the yard sale.. tables all single file for 4 states long.. along the highway, not actually in someones yard! love the price of the geodes! Great buy!!

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    Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    I love going yard saleing with you....good hub! :)