This annual event that stretches across Kentucky follows the path of Hwy. 68-80 and goes right through Logan County. This year's dates are June 5 through 8 and many Logan Countians are getting ready for this huge sale in which you can find a little bit of anything and everything.
Sharon Fuller of Auburn Hosiery Mill said many of their employees are getting ready for the big sale, but instead of making money for themselves they are raising money to help a cancer patient who is undergoing treatment.
“Hopefully it's going to be really big,” Fuller said of their sale. The employees will set up their booths in the parking lot of Auburn Hosiery Mill on Main Street in Auburn and will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to the wide variety of items the employees will have for sale, the Mill also donated socks.
“We have massive amounts of socks,” Fuller said.
Auburn always gets quite involved in the sale. The Auburn Historical Society will host a sale at the Auburn Library/Museum. They have booth space available for $15 and will be open on Saturday only. Money raised by the booth fee and items the Society sells will go to the Historical Society. For more information on renting space, call Marie Foley at 542-7802
Vendor spaces are also available on a first come, first served basis at Sugar Maple Plaza on Hwy. 68-80. Vendors expected to participate will be selling items such as: gifts and collectibles, tools, furniture, doll collections, household items, jewelry, and more. To reserve a space, call Jana Hanks at 542-6061 or 725-7091.
For a look at other locations in Auburn participating in the sale, visit the 400 Mile Sale website at www.400mile.com and click on “yard sale locations.”
While in Auburn, shoppers can also take time to enjoy the 18th Annual Logan County Antique Engine & Tractor Show on Friday and Saturday at the Auburn Park.
The sale web site also lists several locations in and around Russellville that will participate in the sale. Many are multi-family events and some promise specific items Thomas Kinkade art, Fire King glassware, luggage, furniture and much more.
The 400 Mile Sale began as a way to get people off the highways and out into smaller communities. Historic Highway 68 was once a major thoroughfare across Kentucky, but due to bypasses, interstates and parkways, many people have forgotten how much these communities have to offer. Twenty-five counties and more than 60 communities have participate in the annual event and many see it as a huge opportunity for businesses and communities to entice visitors to once again stop by and rediscover the many hidden treasures each area has to offer.
The 400 Mile “Antiques, Collectibles and Stuff” four-day sale across Kentucky June 5-8 goes from east to west along historic highway 68 from Paducah to Old Washington and back again! Not only are there over 400 antique shops along this route, there will be hundreds of dealers and booths set up all along the way.
Brochures for the sale point out interesting places to visit along the route, such as Shaker Museum at South Union and the Auburn Museum. People travel from all over the country to take part in the sale.
and many local businesses
For more information on the sale, visit the website at 400mile.com or call (270)781-6858 if you are interested in setting up a booth, hosting a yard sale or want to order a brochure which includes a map of the route. The 400mile.com website features unique dining opportunities and special events taking place all four days, a list of B&B's and other lodging, and “hot spots” where you will find lots and lots of sales you don't want to miss.