The World’s Longest Yard Sale Take Place with Covid-19 Precautions

Press Release # State
The 34th annual 127 Yard Sale, the world’s longest yard sale logo
Photo credit: Asia Mathis

PIKEVILLE, TN – The 34th annual 127 Yard Sale, the world’s longest yard sale, will take place Aug. 6-9 along 690 miles through six states – Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

The safety and health of all participants of the 127 Yard Sale is of paramount importance. When deciding whether this event could go on safely many factors were carefully considered. It was decided, with the help of all participants working together to follow CDC as well as state and local guidelines and requirements, the event could take place and still be fun and relaxing.

As a mostly outdoor event, there is more than enough space to allow for physical distancing. All participants are encouraged to bring a mask as well as hand sanitizer.

The 127 Yard Sale takes place in mostly rural areas. Many of the vendors earn a significant portion of their yearly income. It provides a significant positive economic impact on many hotels, motels, RV parks and campgrounds, restaurants, and other retail businesses. This year, more than ever, these businesses need the revenue generated during the 127 Yard Sale.

It’s recommended vendors and property owners display signage encouraging physical distancing as well as CDC recommended hygiene and sanitizing practices. In addition, most states and some counties along the route are requiring the use of face masks when physical distancing is not possible.

The 127 Yard Sale always goes on rain or shine. This unique event draws hundreds of thousands of people (shoppers and vendors) each year.

For route maps, lodging and more information, visit www.127YardSale.com.

Dr. Gwen Ford I Believe Ministries