100-Mile Yard Sale: A Picker’s Dream Come True

Searching for a bargain? You'll find it along Hwy. 25

Yard sale pickers rejoice! Southeast Missouri’s 100-mile yard sale returns for the 33rd year.

You could say the annual yard sale kicks off the summer yard sale season.

Find your next treasure, knick-knack or piece of clothing at one of the many yard sales that will be set up along Highway 25.

To help make your trip smooth, here’s your guide to all things 100-mile yard sale.

When and where:

If you’re a seasoned 100-mile yard sale picker, you know you can typically start shopping for goods as early as Wednesday, May 23.

Most sellers will have their tents up and running by early Thursday morning and will continue to sell through Memorial Day.

The yard sales will stretch from Jackson to Kennett along Highway 25.

100 mile yard sale

What’s the best route:

Out-of-towners often lodge in Dexter because it’s centrally located along the trail.

If you’re only in town for a single day, you may want to start in Dexter and then head north to see all the sales.

Pickers that have dedicated the entire weekend to yard sale madness are encouraged to venture off the beaten path into some of the various towns, as many people will have additional tents set up.

No matter what route you take, you’re should use caution as you drive along Highway 25.

The Missouri Department of Transporation says with hundreds of people out searching for a bargain, there will be a lot more traffic and congestion in the area.

Chances are good you will also see more pedestrians on the road, and a lot of stop-and-go traffic as drivers pull over for various sales.

“It’s a big event locally, and we want everyone to enjoy themselves and be as safe as possible,” Traffic Engineer Craig Compas said.

MoDOT says anyone driving along Highway 25 should stay alert. There will be message boards in place letting drivers know about unusual traffic patterns.

What should I bring:

Experts say you should bring cash. Most of the folks hosting a yard sale will not accept personal checks or credit.

Otherwise, you should travel light. A bag or two might help you collect your findings, but you’ll want a trunk free for goods.

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