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If you enjoy yard sales and are looking for a bargain, then mark your calendar to attend the sixth annual 301 Endless Yard sale on Friday and Saturday, June 15-16.
Booths will be set up along of a 100-mile stretch of U.S. 301 in Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Johnston and Harnett counties.
Many bargain-hunters — organizers say up to 15,000 — spend a day or two driving from town to town looking for treasures.
Expect as many as 1,000 vendors selling any number of items from antique kitchenware to old books, children’s clothes, holiday decorations and any number of collectibles.
Sandra Homes, executive director of the Wilson Visitors Center said businesses along the highway as well as yard sale vendors reported record sales last year.
“This is an event that will bring additional visitors to our county, and while they are here for the yard sale event they can explore Wilson and all that we offer,” she said.
The 301 Endless Yard Sale started in Johnston County but has grown. The event is patterned after the popular 127 Longest Sale, also known as the World’s Longest Yard Sale, and was inspired by HGTV’s “Flea Market Flip.”
Sites along the route include the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly, TWM Antiques in Selma and Riverside Mill in Weldon. Families, churches, businesses and schools set up their own yard sales as well.
The event has been named to the list of Top 20 Events in the Southeast for June by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Wilson vendors for this year include the Wilson County Fairgrounds, Truely Unique, the Elm City Resale Market and in Lucama the Newman family.
Yard sale hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
For more information on the event with contacts of each town’s vendor locations visit www.301endlessyardsale.com.
You can also contact the Wilson Visitors Center for additional information by calling 252-243-8440.