The Dixie Highway 90-Mile Yard Sale has been chosen No. 3 in "Reader’s Favorites Miles-Long Yard Sales" in the current edition of Flea Market Style magazine.
The local sale ranked behind 127 Corridor World’s Longest Yard Sale and the annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale. These top three of 20 sales honored by readers are all held entirely in, or pass through, Georgia.
Regina Wheeler, deputy director of the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau, has watched the sale grow annually from its beginning in 2006.
While she believes "the present economy drives everyone to look for bargains, it is magazines like Flea Market Style and popular shows like the History Channel’s American Pickers that have brought new generations to mega-yard sales like the Dixie Highway.”
Wheeler said visitors come from across the southeast to buy and sell on the Dixie Highway.
"Every year people begin calling our Visitor Center in December to get the dates on their calendar," she added.
Set for June 7 to 9, 2013, sales will take place in Ringgold, Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face, Dalton, Resaca, Calhoun, Adairsville, Cassville, Cartersville, Emerson, Acworth and Kennesaw. Yard sale hours vary but most sales are open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk.
See www.facebook.com/dixiehighway90mileyardsale for route maps, yard sale spaces for rent and to scope out what’s for sale.
The annual three-day event, which happens the first weekend in June, includes five participating northwest Georgia counties: Catoosa, Whitfield, Gordon, Bartow and Cobb.
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