The Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale

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The Kan-Okla 100-Mile Highway Sale (aka the 100-Mile Garage Sale) takes place each September in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma, and despite the sale's name, the route has grown to include more than 150 miles of yard sales since the first event in 2008.

The Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale route is a big loop meaning that, unlike highway yard sales where you have to drive the route and then drive back, this one is gas and time friendly. The circular route starts in southeast Kansas and runs along Highways 75, 169, 166 and 10th Street. In northeast Oklahoma, the route follows Highways 75, 169, and 60.

This unique experience includes 12 participating towns along the way, and the 10th annual event took place Friday to Sunday September 8 through 10, 2017. You can check out a comprehensive map of the Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale route or these citywide maps to see all the places and stops along the way.

Tips for Experiencing the 100-Mile Sale

Sale hours are usually from dawn until dusk, though individual sellers may set their own hours of operation—for more information on specific hours and overall event details, be sure to check out the official Kan-Okla 100-Mile Highway Sale website, the citywide maps, and Kan-Okla's Facebook page before you start planning your visit.

You may also see pick-up locations for printed address lists available in some cities, and while browsing these websites and passing through participating communities, be sure to watch for group sales on the highway.

Lots of flea market and antiques vendors set up tents and tables along the route, but expect for the prices to be higher than at the real yard sales and the merchandise to be of a higher quality as well. Be sure to pack your treasure hunting tool kit and gas up your biggest truck, car, or van, and if you have a trailer, you might want to hitch that up, too.

Concessions, restrooms, and parking are usually available at the bigger group sale locations, so you won't really have to worry about planning out your meals or rest stops along the way—though it might benefit you to pack a picnic lunch for the car to save money on eating out!

Buying and Selling at the Kan-Okla Highway Sale

Just like any other yard sale, those participating in the Kan-Okla 100-Mile Highway Sale not only allow haggling but encourage it, too. Go ahead and haggle when the price seems too high, but make sure you do it the right way. If you're uncomfortable negotiating on price, practice these proven haggling phrases as you drive the route.

Before you go, you'll want to brush up on the "Top 10 Yard Sale Shopping Tips" and these highway yard sale shopping tips, and it might help you to check out these photos from previous years to give you a better understanding of what to expect along the sale route. 

If you're interested in selling, contact your local coordinator in a participating town to add your yard sale to the list, or you can contact one of the group sale locations to see about renting tent, table, or booth space along the route during the event.