For some yard sale enthusiasts, Guthrie will be the beginning. For others, it will be the end.
Guthrie, KY – The Guthrie Tourism Commission is announcing that it will join Trenton, Hopkinsville and cities stretching all the way to the Indiana state line in a massive yard sale, June 28th and 29th.
Billed as the Highway 41 Yard Sale, the organized event extends the length of U.S. Highway 41 in Kentucky, from Henderson in the north and to Guthrie in the south, nearly 100 miles in length. In addition, it includes approximately 50 miles of Hwy. 41A in Henderson, Webster and Hopkins counties.“Find your treasures in Western Kentucky – discover antiques, collectibles, bargains and more!” reads a flyer promoting the event. The Guthrie Tourism Commission, established just a little more than a year ago, is hoping the two-day event will draw a large number of visitors seeking treasures to Guthrie.
Similar events, such as the annual 400 Mile Yard Sale along the 68-80 highway corridor across Kentucky, brings hundreds if not thousands of visitors through towns along the advertised routes. Restaurants, gift shops, and other retail establishments benefit from the additional traffic generated by traveling yard sale enthusiasts.
Local residents and businesses positioned along U.S. 41 are encouraged to participate. Others in Guthrie and Trenton communities needing assistance with finding booth space locations can contact their respective City Hall for information and instructions.
With Guthrie Yard Sale Days (traditionally held in the fall) moving to spring to coincide with the Highway 41 Yard Sale, the annual Guthrie Heritage Days event will be moving to September this year and beyond, according to city officials.
Shoppers and bargain hunters can find more information, including a route map, on the Internet at www.Highway41YardSale.com or on Facebook.
For local information on resources in promoting yard sale locations in Guthrie, call Marilyn Frogue, a Guthrie Tourism Commissioner, at 270.483.2818.