Memphis to Nashville yard sale? What you need to know about Highway 70 sales


It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for thrift shoppers and bargain hunters. A tradition spanning more than two decades, the Highway 70 yard sale will line the road between Nashville and Memphis with antique collections and flea markets June 6-8.

Interested sellers do not need to register, but businesses are not allowed. However, they can promote special offers in their stores if it “fits the mood,” according to the official Facebook sales page.

“This is our 21st year and we continue this year after year with just two or three (organizers),” said organizer Barbra Pomeroy. “I think that’s pretty impressive.”

Participants also do not have to set up shop all three days. The event is not tied to a municipality, so all communication takes place via the public Facebook page.

Here’s what you need to know about the cross-state yard sale:

When is the sale?

The sale takes place from June 6 to 8. Pomeroy said suppliers were following their own schedule. Some even leave a few days early and stay a few days after the official event ends, she said.

Where is Highway 70?

US Route 70 is a major highway running east to west from Globe, Ariz. to Atlantic, NC via New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. In Tennessee, it runs between the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge in Memphis and the North Carolina state line in eastern Cocke County.

Brownsville, Jackson, Huntingdon, New Johnsonville, Waverly and Dickson are all stops along the way between Memphis and Nashville where shoppers can find vendors.

Do all sales take place on Highway 70?

Sellers are not required to set up shop on the highway, but they are advised to “don’t stay too far off the path” for best buyer traffic.

Allie Feinberg covers politics for Knox News. Email her: [email protected] and follow her on X, formerly known as Twitter, @alliefeinberg.

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