61-mile yard sale stretching from Jackson to Bloomsdale wraps up - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

61-mile yard sale stretching from Jackson to Bloomsdale wraps up

(Source: Nichole Cartmell/KFVS) (Source: Nichole Cartmell/KFVS)

The 11th annual 61-mile yard sale kicked off over Labor Day weekend!

The yard sale stretched from Hubble Creek Antiques in Jackson, MO, along Highway 61, to Bloomsdale, Mo.

Organizers say you'll find everything from custom choppers to custom built outhouses, antiques to traditional yard sale items, and everything in between.

The goal of the yard sale is to bring traffic to businesses along Highway 61. It also serves as a way to let local people turn items they would like to get rid of into cash. 

The 61-mile yard sale was inspired by the 100-mile yard sale, which has become one of the largest selling days for most businesses along Highway 25.

As of July, People in Perryville say they are ready to sell.

Organizers expect a big crowd, which means a lot of traffic along Highway 61.

The Missouri Department of Transportation urges drivers to be careful while driving along Hwy. 61, as since there will be more traffic and more congestion than any other weekend. 

MoDOT is putting up safety message boards along the route to alert drivers of the unusual traffic patterns and promote safe driving. Drivers should be on the lookout for people making frequent stops.

There are no set times for the yard sale. The times any spot opens and closes are up to each seller. According to the organizers, most sellers will be set up by 7 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Some sellers are posting their locations on the event's Facebook page.

For more information about the event and a map of hot spots, click here.

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