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Discover the answers to your questions about becoming a vendor for the sale or best practices and tips for having a successful sale along the 100+ miles of the 301 Endless Yard Sale.
How do I become a VENDOR?
Anyone can be a vendor by simply having a yard sale in their yard, at their business, or setting up in designated vendor places. The communities along US 301 have worked with area contacts to establish vendor locations and each town will have a list of available locations. Each town will have worked with sites on permits, parking, public restrooms and food vendor guidelines. Vendors should work with town contacts closely to ensure a successful experience for all. Select the appropriate county from the side menu for your area contact information.
What can I SELL?
Almost anything! Popular items range from antiques, collectibles, dishes, glassware, and junk, to farm implements, baked food items, crafts, and produce. Rows and rows of clothes are not the most popular items, but as the saying goes, "One man's junk is another man's treasure", so who can say!
WHERE are the yard sales?
Yard sales can be found at homes located along on the designated route on US 301, in business parking lots, along side streets adjacent to the route, and even in wide open fields and pastures in our rural communities between the towns proper.
Where does it BEGIN and where do I PARK?
The original length of the US 301 Endless Yard Sale travels from Kenly to Benson, a 30 mile stretch through Johnston County. You might decide to start at the southern end and travel north or any combination. You may decide to jump on board anywhere in between. Parking may be limited in some areas to driveways or roadside in other places. VERY IMPORTANT - be cautious of the driver in front of you and pedestrians on the roadway - be patient and a parking space will present itself.
Now added to the 301 Endless Yard Sale Route are Halifax, Nash, Wilson, and Harnett County. Halifax County is near the North Carolina border, if traveling to the state on I-95, the primary exit is 173. Venturing south from Halifax, shoppers will enter Nash County, then Wilson County, next will be Johnston, and then Harnett. As we mentioned, you can start at one end and travel the route, or stay in one community and hub out to find your treasures.
What TIME do the sales begin?
Each vendor is on their own and can choose when they want to begin, but suggested vendor hours are 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Who ORGANIZES this event?
The event was created by tourism officials in Johnston County but relies on community support from each town planning department, and/or chamber office to promote the event in their regions. The success of the sales depend on coordination from each community.
What does it COST to participate?
There is no fee for local residents to participate, however, some vendor spaces may charge a nominal rental fee to allow you to set up a booth. Those fees are determined by the land/business owner and are not set by any committee.