301 Endless Yard Sale starts Friday

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If you enjoy bargain-hunting, make plans to stop at the many sites set up for this year’s 301 Endless Yard Sale. The event is 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Founded in Selma and now hosted by towns along U.S. 301 in Johnston, Halifax, Wilson, Nash and Harnett counties, the annual 301 Endless Yard Sale takes place the third Friday and Saturday of June. Along a 100-mile plus stretch of highway, the event offers deals, antiques, collectibles, DIY furniture, crafts and more.

Wilson sites listed on the event website include Elm City Resale Market, Rocky Mount/Wilson Flea Market, Knight’s Auto Sales, Truely Unique, the Wilson County Fairgrounds and the Newman family in Lucama.

Debbie Hill, manager of the Wilson County Fair, said she expects 75 to 80 vendors. That’s up from 68 last year. With favorable weather forecast this year, she expects a good number of both vendors and shoppers.

Some of the well-established sites are Riverside Mall in Weldon, TWM Antiques in Selma and the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly. Other Kenly sites are Kenly Hardware, Kenly Tire Service and Stormin’ Noman’s Barbecue. There are at least three dozen sites in Johnston County.

Selma has added a bonus day on Thursday, with antique and collectible shops along Raiford, Anderson and Railroad streets welcoming shoppers. Stores open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for preview day.

Now in its seventh year, the 301 Endless Yard Sale attracts more than 15,000 shoppers and more than 1,000 vendors every year to sell or buy.

Shoppers interested in participating Friday and Saturday, as well as people interested in being a vendor along the route, can visit www.301endlessyardsale.com or like the Facebook page.