U.S. 50 yard sale set for May 20-22


The 23rd annual Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale will be May 20, 21 and 22.

From its start in 2000, the sale has grown to a large annual event with participation in Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland, according to a news release from founder Tom Taylor.

The sale had its beginnings as a way to support local tourism.

“Our county tourism was seeking stronger government support, but many people thought only motels and restaurants benefited from tourism,” Taylor said. “The yard sale is a way in which everyone can benefit from tourism, as it brings in buyers from many states.”

The sale has no central organization, and each vendor is responsible for finding their own space and determining their own hours and other arrangements. Sellers are not allowed to set up on public right of way and must have permission to set up on private property. There are no fees involved.

Sellers also are reminded to consider parking and safety. All vehicles should be able to pull completely off of the road, and there should be clear vision in both directions for re-entering traffic.

“We are looking for a large sale this year,” Taylor said. “After two years of COVID, people are wanting to get out, enjoy the fresh air and interact with other people. The U.S. 50 yard sale allows individuals to do this, and depending which side of the table you are on, either find some real bargains or put some coins in your pocket.”

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