A once-a-year, 690-mile shopping trip brings thousands of bargain hunters and treasure seekers on a trek through northeastern Alabama for a shop 'til you drop experience. The annual World's Longest Yard Sale is set for August 6-9, 2015, and along with shopping, treasure hunting, and bargaining, there is plenty of sightseeing to do along the 690-mile stretch that begins in Gadsden, Alabama and travels along the Lookout Mountain Parkway through DeKalb County and into Chattanooga, Tenn.
Many begin the 690-mile journey in Gadsden, taking the Lookout Mountain Parkway to Chattanooga and following Highway 127 all the way north to Addison, Mich. Everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, and dishwares to local fresh produce and homemade jams and jellies along with food vendors and live entertainment can be found. It is estimated to be more than 1000 vendors in Alabama alone. Vendors are typically active by 8 a.m. and operate until late in the evening each day of the event.
Along with four days of shopping, a world of nature and a variety of restaurants and lodging surround visitors offering family-friendly fun that is easy on the wallet. Created to get travelers off of the interstate and into towns and communities located off the beaten path, the World's Longest Yard Sale takes visitors on a shopping excursion through some of the co