127 Corridor Sale - Cumberland Plateau, TENNESSEE
Every year 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. They band together as communities, in groups or as individuals and over a four-day weekend they welcome the onslaught of visitors from the North, South East and West. It is a mutual exchange of cultures with a common goal; to look, buy and sell!
As you drive the country roads, you will hear a collection of dialects, be privy to incredible stories related to the individuals and the items they sell and see a plethora of items that only your grandmother could love. Most importantly, most visitors come to see the unusual and socialize. It is America at its best.
The World’s Longest Yard Sale starts on the first Thursday every August and runs for 4 days, through Sunday.
The Official Headquarters are located at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce across from the Courthouse in downtown Jamestown, Tennessee.
For sheer variety, nothing tops the World’s Longest Yard Sale: Seasoned dealers in formal tents as well as locals unloading the contents of their attics set up shop roadside, hawking crocheted table linens, boxes of fishing lures, weathered iron bed frames, and garden statuary.
There isn’t one stretch of road that’s consistently the best, so 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.
(Photos: Greg Ruffing)
Where: 114 Central Avenue West Jamestown, Tennessee 38556
When: first Thursday in August through the following Sunday.
Phone: 931-879-9948 or 1-800-327-3945
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