The Highway 61 Yard Sale originally stretched roughly 61 miles from Hubble Creek Antiques in Jackson, Missouri, north into Ste. Genevieve County.
The site’s website, www.61yardsale.com, acknowledges that the “official North start/stop point used to be Bloomsdale” but that the sale has spread up through Festus and continues to grow.
This year’s Highway 61 Yard Sale — the 12th annual — is scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 29, and conclude on Saturday, August 31.
It is estimated that about 300 individual yard sales are part of the event. Some local organizations use the event as a fund-raiser, selling either donated items or food. …
(Information from the Highway 61 Yard Sale’s website and Facebook page, as well as thespruce.com.)