Attend the 301 Endless Yard Sale
The 301 Endless Yard Sale will be June 16th and 17th this year. It's always the third Friday & Saturday of June from 7 AM to 5 PM and has become a spectacular event for dealers and shoppers, attracting visitors from across the country and even Canada.
The Sale stretches for over 100 miles on Highway 301***. Shoppers will find the usual yard sale items like clothes, kitchen gadgets, vintage records, and toys. But you'll also discover truly unique items like old farm equipment and high-end antiques!
***A section of US 301 on the outskirts of Four Oaks will close for about a month, so an N.C. Department of Transportation contract crew can replace a drainage pipe under the pavement. The closure will affect both directions of US 301 near Forest Hills Drive, just north of Four Oaks. The closure will occur between Tuesday, May 30, starting at 6 a.m., until late June. A detour will send drivers onto Keen and Boyette roads, past Four Oaks Middle School. Drivers should be alert near the work zone and expect a longer commute when using the detour.
What is the 301 Endless Yard Sale?
The 301 Endless Yard Sale is an annual June cooperative endeavor in which residents, shopkeepers, restaurateurs, merchants, and non-profits host hundreds of yard sales, sidewalk sales, flea markets, and community events.
Intended to spur economic activity along Historic U.S. Route 301, the 2-day event is a multi-county cooperative endeavor founded and organized by the 5 DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations) that promote and manage tourism along Highway 301 in North Carolina.
The History of the 301 Endless Yard Sale
Founded 12 years ago in Selma and now hosted by a variety of towns located along US 301 in the counties of Johnston, Halifax, Wilson, Nash, and Harnett, the annual 301 Endless Yard Sale takes place the 3rd Friday and Saturday of June annually. Along the 100-mile-plus stretch of highway, the event offers deals, antiques, collectibles, DIY furniture, crafts, and more.
The 5 DMOs that currently organize the sale promote travel, tourism, and economic development on U.S. Highway 301 from Weldon to Dunn in NC. The 301 Endless Yard Sale is a successful, long-running event thanks to the independent towns, business owners, non-profit groups, vendor locations, and individual sellers… and thanks to all our participating shoppers each year!
Visit Halifax County, Explore Nash County, Visit Wilson County, Visit Johnston County, and Visit Harnett County work together to market and promote the event in an effort to encourage travelers to visit not only vendors but also the small towns, attractions, and restaurants along U.S. Highway 301.
None of the organizing bodies, nor the towns along the route, have any control over where, how, and to what degree private businesses and land owners along HW 301 rent booth spaces out to sellers wanting to participate in the 301 Endless Yard Sale. We do attempt to keep an up-to-date record of vendor locations along the route in each county here or below so that interested parties can call them directly to purchase booth space; and so that shoppers can locate vendor locations during the sale. We do not allow private residences to be listed on the map.
“This is a decade-plus successful event promoting the beauty of North Carolina’s backroads and the friendliness of our residents. We pride ourselves on bringing in people from over 20 states who not only shop the sale but eat in local restaurants and stay in local hotels”, said Tommy Abdalla, a local businessman, and hobbyist antique collector. Tommy organizes the vendor location at South Johnston High School in Benson.
For a look back to a great TV segment on the sale from 2017, CLICK HERE -- it's a wonderful take on what you will find along the route.