This past Sunday I was able to catch the tail end of the 127 Yard Sale. About a 30 minute drive west on the I-40 Interstate (now this will depend on where you are in Roane County) will put you in Crossville, TN and the famous Highway 127. Every year about this time, people from all over the place come and set-up shop. And, yes, it’s a yard sale that is 690 miles long and the route travels through 6 states; Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Wowza!
If you haven’t been to the 127 yard sale, you need to experience it – especially since it’s so close to home. You can find all sorts of treasures! I picked up a few mason jars and a wrought iron basket. There are good eats along the route too: corn on the cob, BBQ, homemade fudge, ice cold lemonade, the list goes on. Make sure to wear comfy shoes and bring a book bag to carry all your purchases because you could hike up and down this road for miles…literally.
On our route Sunday, we also stopped in the Cumberland Mountain General Store. Full of antiques, delicious candies, and an ice cream parlor in the back! I could have looked around in there for hours. Such neat items.
World’s Longest Yard Sale
Dates: August 6-9, 2015