June 3, 2013
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The Longest Yard - The US 301 Endless Yard Sale
Coming June 14 & 15
Put on your sun-screen, grab your bottled water and head out to the towns of Kenly, Selma, Smithfield, Four Oaks and Benson located along US 301 in Johnston County for the first annual Endless Yard Sale to take place next Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15.
Enjoy rural North Carolina and small time charm as you explore the country roads of Johnston County in search of unique collectibles and rare finds that you just can't resist. Visit these friendly vendors who've set up tents and tables to sale their goods while meeting new neighboring counties and exchanging stories. We call this 'Southern Hospitality' at its best!
Patterned after the long established 127 Longest Sale and inspired by the HGTV television show, the communities along US 301 will join together with deals, antiques, collectibles and more along a 30 mile stretch of highway between Kenly and Benson, NC.
Helpful Tips for Vendors & Visitors
The concept of the US 301 Endless Yard Sale
is to attract visitors from a 50-100 mile radius. The event encourages businesses and residents to participate by having yard sales, sidewalk sales and special promotions for a continuous stretch from one end of the sale route to the other.
What Will Be for Sale? Almost anything! Popular is junk, antiques, collectibles, dishes and glassware, to farm implements, baked food items, crafts, produce and more. Rows and rows of clothes are not the most popular items, but as the saying goes, "One man's junk is another man's treasure", so who can say?
With efforts to support local merchants, neighbors and civic groups, no temporary food establishments or mobile food vendors will be allowed. Food permitted for sale by legitimate 501(c)(3) organizations only.... Which means tasty Southern Home-Cooked food will be for sale! Yahoo!
Where are the Yard Sales? Yard sales can be found along the route at homes located on the designated route on US 301, in business parking lots, along side streets adjacent to the route.
Where does it Begin and Where do I Park?
The current length of the US 301 Endless Yard Sale travels from Kenly to Benson, a 30 mile stretch through Johnston County. You might decide to start at the southern end and travel north or any combination. You may decide to
jump on board anywhere in between. Parking may be limited in some areas to driveways or roadside in other places. Very Important... Be cautious of the driver in front of you and pedestrians on the roadway - be patient and a parking space will present itself.
What Time do the Sales Begin? Each vendor is on their own and can choose when they want to begin but typically vendors are active by 7:00am and operate until 7:00pm.
What does it Cost to participate? There is no fee for local residents to participate however, some vendor spaces may charge a nominal rental fee to allow you to set up a booth.
Is there an Admission Fee? No. You should never have to pay admission. The event was not set up for that purpose.
How long will it take me to get from point A to point B? That depends on how disciplined you are and how much ground you want to travel in one day. If you have to stop at every yard sale then it may take you awhile. It is easy enough to "cruise" the yard sales and travel a modest distance but it also easy to get caught up in the event and spend 3 to 4 hours in one area. Pre-plan your day. Decide in advance how much time you want to spend in each area and try to stick with your plan. But most of all - have a good time and enjoy the sights and sounds!
US 301 Endless Yard Sale - Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15 from 7am to 7pm. Down highway US301 from Kenly to Benson, NC.
information on the event and contacts in each town, visit the official Website
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