Johnston County, site of the first US 301 Endless Yard Sale has invited our neighbors along US 301 from Weldon to Godwin, NC to participate with the well established event. We are excited to announce the 4th Annual " 301 Endless Yard Sale" to take place the weekend of June 17-18, 2016. Patterned after the long established 127 Longest Sale and inspired by the HGTV television show "Flea Market Flip", the communities along US 301 will join together with deals, antiques, collectibles and more along a 100 mile stretch of highway between Kenly and Benson, in Johnston County....and now sites will be found in Halifax, Wilson, , and Cumberland Counties as well.
The US 301 Endless Yard Sale officially starts on Friday, June 17th and runs through Saturday, June 18th. Many sellers will be located along the stretch in well established visitor sites like Riverside Mill in Weldon, the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly, TWM Antiques in Selma...as well as families, churches and schools on the route with vendor spaces.
We invite you to explore the country roads of Johnston County and our partner counties every year looking for the unique collectible and rare find you have been dreaming about...it just may be along the US 301 Endless Yard Sale.
For an extensive list of questions and answers please click here, and to answer some key concerns here are the Top Five Questions!
1. Why can't the dates for the 301 Endless Yard Sale be moved to Spring or Fall when the weather is nicer?
Answer: The sale needs to take place after High School graduation in the Spring, and can not interfere with High School athletics in the fall. To help with the heat (which has been abnormally hot the last two years) we have encouraged our vendors to sell more water, create some misting stations, and some rest areas for tired shoppers.
2. What precautions are being taken for motorist and visitor safety driving along US HWY 301?
Answer: Each town and county along the stretch of US Hwy 301, are instructed to contact local police and sheriff's departments for extra patrols. Each vendor location has been instructed to allow for parking, at the minimum of one car for each vendor location to allow visitors to pull off the highway and park.
3. What food can I sell at my home or non-profit vendor location?
Answer: Only pre-packaged food items, not baked or cooked in your kitchen can be sold at vendor locations. Examples would be packs of crackers, cookies, or chips with canned or bottled beverages. Our local small business owners report this weekend to be one of the biggest of their year, and we strongly believe in shopping local and supporting small businesses!
Non-profit organizations must submit an application for preparing food items with their perspective Health Departments.
4. Is there a map of all the vendor locations?
Answer: There is a Google Map of all the known vendor locations from this website. The additional family, business, school or church locations will spring up without listing their address with the organizing committee. 95% of all locations will be along US HWY 301 or some vendors directly off the main road, look for directional signs for these additional locations.
5. Can we host this event twice a year?
Answer: No, but that's a great question! The committee takes approximately six months of coordinating to run this event. We hope you will find along the route some local thrift stores and antique shops you wish to return to between the sale dates. Plan on returning year after year, the third weekend in June for the big sale.