It spans more than 250 miles along U.S. Hwy 411 from Leeds, Ala. to Knoxville, Tenn., passing thru Cave Springs, Ga.
This yard sale holds many different varieties of things ranging from clothes, shoes, jewelry, furniture, even to antiques. Making this a treasure hunters dream. So, on this particular weekend the treasure seekers have a wide area to travel and cool, beautiful fall weather to shop in. People and vendors come from varying places to make this annual yard sale a huge success every year.
Along this treasure route vendors anxiously await to meet new people and treasure seekers and help them on their journey.
Proving that something one person might discard is the treasure someone else has been seeking.
Edna and Bobby Berry of Cedar Bluff set up at Cherokee Glass.
“This is our first year to set up,” said Edna.
“We usually shop the sells and buy things for ourselves if we find anything we want.
“We don’t usually look for anything in particular, we just like to go look.
“We just enjoy getting out, looking and seeing what other people have.”
Edna described some of the items they had for sale.
“I have a lot of salt and pepper shakers which I have collected over the years and I am getting rid of a few of those,” said Edna.
“She had 1206 at one time,” said Bobby.
“She started giving them to the grandkids, great grandkids when they come to see us.”
The Berry’s were pleased to report a successful week at the sale.
“Yesterday was fair, a little better than today with us,” said Edna.
“I guess we had more of what people wanted yesterday than what they are doing today.”
“I guess with the economy like it is, they are looking for what they really need, or what they really want rather than just buying anything,” said Edna.
“We enjoy all of it. The weather has been great. We also enjoy the World’s Longest Yard Sale.”
“It is amazing to see,” said Edna.
“I am 73 years old. A lot of this stuff I will look at and say ‘Well we had that years ago when I was growing up.’ We just enjoy getting out and seeing things.”
Horace Neyman of Northwood Estates in Centre was another participant in the 411 Yard Sale 2012.
“This is the second year I have set up,” said Neyman. “I usually just go by the sales, but I am broke and I need to sell something!
“We have already sold a good bit this morning.
Some of the items Neyman had for sale including cultivators, turning plows, bush hogs and other garden equipment and other items.
“There are not as many yard sales as there were last year,” said Neyman.
“I think it is because of the gas prices. But we have had a good morning so far. If you sell a bargain, people will buy it!”
“We are planning on coming back tomorrow if we don’t sell out today and I don’t think we will,” said Neyman.
Bonnie and Troy Whitaker from Sand Rock also traveled the sales this year.
“We are just looking,” said Bonnie. “He wanted to look at the tractors.”
“One year we went from all the way up in Tennessee through 411,” said Bonnie.
“We had a great time, spent the night with a cousin and came back 411 that next day.
“We enjoyed it. We could find a lot of things. You never know what you are going to find.”
“This is just the second place we have stopped at so far,” said Bonnie.
“I bought him a shirt for a couple of bucks.”
Jane Clines and Angela Mckaig from a neighboring county came to shop the sales.
“They (sales) are going good,” said Clines. “We are already about broke and need to go home.”