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127 Corridor Sale - Cumberland Plateau, TENNESSEE

Every flea market enthusiast should visit the 127 Corridor Sale at least once in their lifetime. This iconic event is one of the best flea markets in the country and undoubtedly the longest yard sale in the world: It runs along Highway 127 on a north-south axis across the United States.

Each year, individuals clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Highway 127 corridor, which stretches 690 miles of scenic rural highway from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. They come together as communities, in groups or as individuals, and for a four-day weekend they welcome the onslaught of visitors from the North, Southeast and West. It is a mutual exchange of cultures with a common goal: to look, to buy, and to 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. You may have to look hard to find truly antique treasures, but that is not why the 127 Corridor Sale (also known as the 127 Yard Sale) is one of the best flea markets in the US. Most visitors come to see the unusual and to socialize. The 127 Yard Sale is America at its best. A north-south road trip for anyone looking for an authentic taste of American vintage.

The World’s Longest Yard Sale begins the first Thursday in August and runs for 4 days, through Sunday.

The official headquarters is located at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce across from the courthouse in downtown Jamestown, Tennessee.

For sheer variety, nothing beats the World’s Longest Yard Sale: Seasoned vendors in regular tents as well as locals unloading the contents of their attics set up shop along the roadside, hawking crocheted table linens, boxes of fishing lures, weathered iron bed frames, and garden statuary.

There’s no one route that’s consistently the best, so let regional attractions narrow your focus: In Tennessee alone, you can stay in a teepee or log cabin and make a pit stop to pick wild blueberries at Pickett State Park.

To get a taste of the 127 Corridor Sale, check out our 127 Corridor Sale article, which features additional images from photographer Greg Ruffing, who has created a nuanced visual portrait of the 127 Corridor Sale.

Where: Michigan to Alabama. Headquarters: 114 Central Avenue West Jamestown, Tennessee 38556 (show on Fleamapket)
When: 1st Thursday of August, through Sunday (from dusk till dawn
Phone: 931-879-9948 or 1-800-327-3945
127 Corridor Sale listing on Fleamapket
Website: http://www.127sale.com/