The towns of Kenly, Selma, Smithfield, Four Oaks, Micro and Benson located along US 301 in Johnston County will have company at this year's 2nd Annual 301 Endless Yard Sale, to take place the weekend of June 20-21, 2014.
Patterned after the long established 127 Longest Yard Sale that runs from Michigan to Alabama, and inspired by the HGTV television show Flea Market Flip, the communities along US 301 will join together with vendors offering deals, antiques, collectibles and more along a 100 mile stretch of highway between Roanoke Rapids to Dunn, NC.
The US 301 Endless Yard Sale officially starts on the third Friday of June on the 20th and runs through Saturday beginning at 7am and ending at 5pm. Many sellers will be located along the stretch in well established visitor sites like the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly and TWN Antiques in Selma...as well as families, churches, and schools on the route with participating vendors.
This event was spearheaded by Mayor Cheryl Oliver of Selma and encouraged by retailer Tommy Abdalla, who annually attends the 127 Sale. Tommy's enthusiasm is catching and our immediate goal includes bringing visitors to the county for the two days sale. And who knows, maybe one day it will run the complete 301 highway from Delaware to Florida.
The Visitors Bureau is providing marketing support and helping to coordinate meetings for the event’s organizers with each town. Visitors are invited to explore the country roads of Johnston County every year looking for the unique collectible and rare finds they may have been dreaming about...that special antique just might be along the 301 Endless Yard Sale.
For more information on the event and contacts in each town, visit the official website, www.301endlessyardsale.com