Wether you’re a local or a visitor to the area, there’s one Fall weekend where the highways in and around Henderson County seem a little busier that usual. On the first weekend of October, the 200+ mile Highway 60 Yard Sale kicks off in conjunction with the Arts & Crafts Festival at Audubon State Park.
This year, the Highway 60 Yard Sale added an extra day to the mix, letting sellers start up on Thursday. The event’s official dates are October 1-4, although individuals setting up can decide exactly when and how much they would like to be set up. When it’s treasure hunting like this event provides, you never know what you’ll find. Everything from mechanical pieces, art projects, clothing, furniture and food and more can be found along the route.
While some churches offer a huge selection of gently used children and adult clothing, some vendors focus on one of a kind antiques. Prepare to haggle and wake up a little early to get the most out of this fun event. For a Google map of the event click here and download to your phone or print details. Henderson, located right in the middle of the stretch of Highway, offers a perfect spot to stay for the night or a starting point for those traveling out of town from up North.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, take a detour and enjoy a day of crafts and art vendors at the Lion Arts & Crafts Festival. This event, previously called the GRADD Arts & Crafts Festival, is in new hands. The Lions Club continues to offer space to artisan vendors and the event will include food and entertainment.
Plus, the location of the event during the Fall can’t be beat. John James Audubon State Park will host the festival, and visitors can enjoy the museum, hiking trails, lake and other amenities the park has to offer. Would you like to be a vendor at this event? Just go here and sign up! (Only handmade items accepted.)
So gas up the car and head to Henderson and Highway 60 for a weekend of fun! We hope to see you there.