The eighth annual Highway 60 Yard Sale is set to take place Friday October 4 – Sunday October 6, 2013, covering 6 counties and over 200 miles in western Kentucky. The sale will include Livingston, Crittenden, Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Breckinridge, and Meade counties. Cities located along the route include Sturgis, Morganfield, Waverly, Corydon, Henderson, Owensboro, Lewisport, Hawesville, Cloverport, Hardinsburg, Irvington, Muldraugh, as well as dozens of communities in between.
The participating counties are partnering together to organize and promote the event. Hundreds of local individuals, businesses, and groups are expected to participate this year, setting up yard sales and craft booths on their properties along the highway. This unique event allows visitors from Kentucky and surrounding states to enjoy an exciting shopping experience, while taking in the distinctive flavor of the Ohio Valley’s unique restaurants, shops, and southern hospitality. This year, the event was named a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Property owners located along US Highway 60 may participate in the event by either holding a yard sale or sidewalk sale or offering the use of their property to yard sale participants. Property owners who offer the use of their property may decide whether to charge a fee for that use, as well as the hours and days they will participate. Non-profits are also eligible to take part in the yard sale. For property owners who live outside of Henderson County, visit www.highway60yardsale.com to find contact information for your county.
The Henderson County Tourist Commission offers yard signs to participating residents on Highway 60. Reusable yard signs are $5 each and available at The Depot at 101 N. Water Street in Henderson, Ky. Signs are available on a first come, first serve basis, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
In addition to the Highway 60 Yard Sale, visitors may also want to check out the Green River Area Development District’s Arts & Crafts Festival held October 5-6 at John James Audubon State Park. For more information on these events and others visit www.hendersonky.org or call 1-800-648-3128.