Missouri residents and visitors are fortunate to have several yard sales and flea markets in their locales. Shoppers who enjoy treasure hunting in historic areas should find just what they want at one of these annual weekend events.
100 Mile Yard Sale From Jackson to Kennett
Shop the annual 100 Mile Yard Sale each Memorial Day weekend. The 100 Mile Yard Sale runs along Missouri Highway 25 from Kennett to Jackson, Missouri.
- 2017 dates (confirmed): Thursday, May 25 through Monday, May 29
All along Highway 25 are tables and tents offering all kinds of bargains, and residents in the towns off the highway put up signs leading you to their yard sales. Each year brings a different collection of items for sale. They range from fine antiques to flea market novelties as locals clean out their attics and shoppers look for valuable treasures. Churches, homeowners, and businesses offer setup areas for small fees for vendors who don't live right on the highway.
As with most flea markets and yard sales, shoppers are advised to bring cash, preferably in small bills, and a shopping bag.
US 40 Historic National Road Yard Sale From Baltimore to St. Louis
Hunt for treasure along more than 800 miles of yard sales along historic US 40 at the Historic National Road Yard Sale. Typically held Wednesday through Sunday in late May to early June, the yard sale route spans from Baltimore to St. Louis.
- 2017 dates (confirmed): Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4, dawn to dusk
Historic U.S. 40 (aka Antique Alley in Indiana) is more than 200 years old and is one of America's most scenic byways. The annual yard sale promises bargains, antiques, furniture and fresh produce. Sponsors suggest you bring along a yard sale survival kit with:
- A map
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes
- Patience and a sense of humor
Highway 61 Yard Sale From Jackson to Bloomsdale
Treasure hunt along more than 60 miles of Highway 61 at the Highway 61 Yard Sale. The Missouri yard sale event runs from Jackson to Bloomsdale each September and is held the Thursday through Saturday before Labor Day each year.
- 2017 dates (unconfirmed): Thursday, August 31 through Saturday, September 2
The highway wanders through Missouri woodlands and offers occasional views of the Mississippi River. Well-preserved early French structures and historic homes are nestled in the landscape.
Shoppers report traditional yard sale items to fine antiques and everything in between, including custom-built outhouses.