New Event Targets Saturday Yard Sale Shoppers
The towns of Kenly, Selma, Smithfield, Four Oaks and Benson located along US 301 in Johnston County announces the first annual “Endless Yard Sale” to take place the weekend of June 14-15, 2013.
Patterned after the long established 127 Longest Sale that runs from Michigan to Alabama, and inspired by the HGTV television show, the communities along US 301 will join together with vendors offering deals, antiques, collectibles and more along a 30 mile stretch of highway between Kenly and Benson, NC.
The US 301 Endless Yard Sale officially starts on the second Friday of June on the 14th and runs through Saturday. Many sellers will be located along the stretch in well established visitor sites like the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly, TWN Antiques in Selma and the Smithfield Community Farmers Market….as well as families, churches and schools on the route with participating vendors.
“This event was spearheaded by Mayor Cheryl Oliver of Selma and encouraged by retailer Tommy Abdalla, who annually attends the 127 Sale,” stated Donna Bailey-Taylor, Executive Director of the Johnston County Visitors Bureau, “his enthusiasm is catching and our immediate goal includes bringing visitors to the county for the two days sale. And who knows, maybe one day it will run from Delaware to Florida”. The Visitors Bureau is providing marketing support and helping to coordinate meetings for the event’s organizers with each town.
Visitors are invited to explore the country roads of Johnston County every year looking for the unique collectible and rare finds they may have been dreaming about…that special antique just might be along the US 301 Endless Yard Sale.
For more information on the event and contacts in each town, visit the official website, www.301endlessyardsale.com