It’s time to slather on the sunscreen, empty out the trunk of your car, fill up the gas tank, and get ready to head up to Noccalula Falls Park to experience the “World’s Longest Yard Sale,” which runs August 4-7 this year! The Sale is always the first Thursday thru Sunday in August.
The “World’s Longest Yard Sale” has been in existence for 35 years and is now 690 miles long, from Gadsden to North Addison, Michigan. In Alabama, the Sale starts in Gadsden at Noccalula Falls Park, where hundreds of vendors set up throughout the front of the Park. It’s a great setting to see so many vendors so accessible, and to be able to also enjoy the Park and Noccalula Falls.
It could easily take you two days to explore the Park and all the vendors, but then you just hop in you vehicle and head up Tabor Rd on a “funderful” road trip and slowly work your way up the Lookout Mountain Parkway. As you head north out of Etowah County towards DeKalb County, the roadsides will be covered up with yard sales at almost every house and empty lot. As you head farther north, the sales thin out a touch. Just before you hit the county line, you’ll come across the Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department. This is a great place for lunch or dinner as they serve a great meal. Continue north until you reach the intersection of the Parkway and Hwy 68. There, hundreds of vendors will be set up on all four corners. Continuing north toward Mentone the yard sales again seem to be at every house and open area.