World's Widest Yard Sale Spreads Across Alabama This Weekend
Everyone loves a good bargain, and Alabamians are in luck. It isn't like your typical garage sale, it is quite literally, the World's Widest Yard Sale.
Bargain shoppers lined the tunnel inside
“It’s just so much history that's associated with this trail, and people put this thing all the way across Highway 80,” said Ray Scott, a member of the Board of Directors for the Black Belt Commission.
The Yard Sale stretches from
“Its like going to the mall, but cheaper and friendlier,” said Brittany Hurley, she drove to
“I think it’s really neat, it’s a really good opportunity for people to come out and make some money,” said Janice Duncan of
The Black Belt Commission with
“This is an opportunity for them to make some money and put it in their pockets and they can go ahead and buy groceries or whatever they want to buy,” said Emily Law, Executive Director with the Black Belt Commission. “So we're stimulating the economy by doing this.”
While Cramton Bowl is serving as a primary site in the River Region, other vendors are setting up shop along Highway 80.
“I'm trying to clean out my house and this was a great opportunity, because over in Hayneville they charge you to have a yard sale if you have it in the city,” said Carol Fryer of Hayneville.
The World's Widest Yard Sale is peaking interest in other neighboring states, too, and the Black Belt Commission expects
“We hope to expand this all across the
The Cramton Bowl and other sites will be open through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.