Whether they blanket a small town or range from coast to coast, citywide garage sales and highway yard sales are fun and festive -- and they’re fantastic places to find cool, inexpensive decor for your home. Check this list of citywide and highway yard sales arranged by month before making your weekend plans. Even better, schedule a couple of vacation days to make long weekends of your favorite events.
April Highway Yard Sales
In much of the country, yard sale season has barely begun in April, but the month includes two of the best highway yard sales.
Antique Alley Texas is a 37-mile antique trail so chock-full of fabulous finds that it's often called Little Round Top. The Historic U.S. 80 Hi-Way Sale is a huge highway yard sale that spans five southern states.
May Highway Yard Sales
In addition to smaller events in Missouri and Kentucky, two of the biggest highway yard sales in the United States take place each May.
June events also include highway yard sales in Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan.
July Highway Yard Sales
July's annual highway yard sales include Pennsylvania's 100 Miles of Yard Sales and upstate New York's Route 90 Garage Sale. Though the latter's route only spans 50 miles, the event sometimes has as many as 500 yard sales.
August Highway Yard Sales
For serious yard sale fans, August is an important month. That's when the Highway 127 Corridor Sale takes place. With six participating states and nearly 700 miles of sales, it's often billed as the World's Longest Yard Sale.
The 127 Corridor Sale isn't the only treasure hunt in August. The month includes seven other annual highway yard sales that take place in Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Iowa, and Arkansas.
With 12 highway yard sales on September's schedule, you've got to take time at least one weekend of the month to treasure hunt.
Yard sales season may wind down in October, but it's not over yet -- not with six citywide and highway yard sales on the calendar. October events range from the Roller Coaster Yard Sale in Kentucky and Tennessee to upstate New York's Warrensburg Garage Sale.