400-Mile Yard Sale to kick off this week


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@civitasmedia.com



This year marks the 13th anniversary of the annual 400-mile yard sale that goes through Kentucky all along historic Highway 68. The sale stretches 400 miles from Sharpe Kentucky (just south of Paducah) all the way to Maysville near the Ohio border going through 60 communities including Sharpe, Aurora, Cadiz, Hopkinsville, Bowling Green, Glasgow, Edmonton, Lebanon, Wilmore, Paris, Mayslick and Maysville and all the historic small towns in between.

It brings thousands of people from around the region to the smaller towns along the route, and a lot of those do come through Logan County. The four-day sale gets under way on Thursday, June 2 and wraps up on Saturday, June 5.

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce usually receives emails and phone calls a week or two after the event from people wanting more information about Logan County, because they came through during the sale and they think it was a beautiful place.

Also there are many spaces for rent for the 400 Mile Yard Sale in a prime location right on 68/80 bypass in Auburn in front of Subway. Your trash may be someone else’s treasures. Clean out your garages, closets, attics and make some extra cash! Spaces rent for $40 for all four days of sale, first come first serve.

Rental money goes to support the Shriners Hospital for Children. Contact Jana Hanks at 270-847-2080, or stop by Hanks Construction Company at 399 East Main Street in Auburn for more information on how to rent a space.

“Reserve your space, make some extra money and support Shriners Hospital for Children,” said Hanks.

In the past few months the yard sale organizers have had requests for maps and information from 37 states plus Canada. And every year they have people come from as far away as California, Washington State, New York, Texas, Florida and even Alaska. It has become an annual event for them. There is even one couple from Japan who plan their vacation to Kentucky around the 400 Mile Sale each year.

If you want to know where all the sales are, just go to 400mile.com and click on “Yard Sale Locations” for a list of just some of the sales and what they will be selling. More sales are added every day.

You can E-mail the event organizers at sale@400mile.com and they will add your sale too. Many of the antique shops and business along the route will be offering special discounts and sidewalk sales. The 400mile.com website also has a printable map of the sale route, a list of lodging and unique dining opportunities, as well as a little bit about each of the communities you will be going through while traveling historic Hwy 68 and a section of Hwy 641. And people are also posting on Facebook at “400 Mile Sale.”

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@civitasmedia.com

To contact OJ, email ostapleton@civitasmedia.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ, email ostapleton@civitasmedia.com or call 270-726-8394.

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