World's widest yard sale happening this weekend

World's widest yard sale happening this weekend

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Happening this weekend is the 4th Annual Highway 80 Yard Sale.

It's known as the world's widest yard sale and is spread across Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

It stretches directly through Alabama's black belt region from Cuba to Phenix City.

The goal of the sale is to help spur tourism through small towns along Highway 80 through cities like Montgomery, Selma, Tuskegee and Demopolis.

"This means a lot for our state,” said Ron Sparks, Director of Alabama Rural Development Center. “People come out this particular weekend every year, we've had a lot of numbers to come in, 25 to 30 percent increase, and that's been our goal, to help people out in this particular region.")

If you missed it on Friday, the yard sale continues all day Saturday, April 18 as well. Organizers are hoping the weather clears up, but the sale is happening rain or shine.

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