Sunday, May 28, 2023


Plan now to attend the World’s Longest Yard Sale

If you love shopping for bargains or have some things to sell, you need to plan now to participate in the World’s Longest Yard Sale. My husband and I just happened upon this amazing venture when traveling through Tennessee.

What is it?

The 127 Yard Sale, also known as the World’s Longest Yard Sale, is an annual event that takes place through six different (and genuinely beautiful) states: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The majority of the route follows Highway 127 from Addison, Michigan, in the north to Cloudland, Georgia, in the south. From there the route continues into Alabama via a series of highways, and comes to an end in Gadsden, Alabama. This massive yard sale stretches a distance of approximately 690 miles, with this year’s event scheduled for August 3-6, 2023.

A map of the World's Longest Yard Sale route
A map of the World’s Longest Yard Sale route

All along the sale route, individuals, families, and communities set up booths and tables in their front yards, parking lots, and other designated areas to sell various items like antiques, furniture, clothing, electronics, collectibles, and much more.


The 127 Yard Sale began in 1987 as a way to promote tourism and boost local economies in the rural areas along Highway 127. Since its beginning, the sale has grown into a major event that attracts thousands of visitors and vendors from all over the country. In fact, this massive yard sale has received international attention and proudly boasts “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” name!

What to expect

The 127 Yard Sale is a popular place for bargain hunters, collectors, and people who simply enjoy the thrill of finding unique items. You’ll experience a wide range of items for purchase along with a diverse crowd of visitors, including locals, tourists, and professional antique dealers.

There’s more!

In addition to the shopping, the yard sale provides an opportunity to explore the wonderfully scenic rural areas along Highway 127 and discover the unique culture and heritage of the communities involved. Many vendors offer local food and live entertainment, as well.

First steps

Visit the World’s Longest Yard Sale official website. From there, you can find answers to all of your questions and sign up at Create Your Account | 127 Yard Sale to receive updates, participate in contests, and much more.

Have you ever attended The World’s Longest Yard Sale? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.


Gail Marsh
Gail Marsh
Gail Marsh is an avid RVer and occasional work camper. Retired from 30+ years in the field of education as an author and educator, she now enjoys sharing tips and tricks that make RVing easier and more enjoyable.


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3 hours ago

We ran into it one year by accident. It took us a while to figure out what was going on. We were amused that it seemed to never end. Whether we stopped or not it was a slow going ride. It is fun running in to things that you never dreamed of.

Marie Beschen
6 hours ago

We stumbled upon it once and was so frustrated because I wanted to stop and shop, visit, see, etc but with our rig (36′) and toad, there just was no place to pull over! With all the cars, and people, we couldn’t fit in anywhere. All I could do was look and weep…for miles and miles. ;-(

Bob P
8 hours ago

i got involved in that in 2006 when I was driving semi-tankers and picked a load of liquid fertilizer in Chattanooga going to IN and thought 127 would be a shortcut to I 40. After 2 hrs of stop and go I finally found a way to get out of that mess and go a different route. Never again!

Neal Davis
8 hours ago

Thank you, Gail! No, never shopped at it. Did happen upon the road, possibly during the big sale weekend, or possibly at a different time, but with yard sales happening. We were returning from a trip and in a 43′ DP towing an SUV (63′ total length), and never considered stopping. Will keep it in mind as we live near Highway 127. Thanks again!

9 hours ago

We actually drove this highway for a ways in the early days of the yard sale. We didn’t realize what the event was and didn’t have time to stop. But it was amazing just to see a yard sale at every home on the route. Trucks and cars parked along the highway, some in yards, some on the steep road shoulder, some even right on the road! It was a fun drive and I’m sure a great place to shop for anything you need!

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