Monday, April 1, 2013

May 17-19, 2012 Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale WEST VIRGINIA

Fourteenth ANNUAL "GREAT U.S. 50 YARD SALE" 
MAY 17-19, 2013 
Our portion of this event is in Wood County, West Virgini
Looking for anyone wishing to set up to sell or perform at this event and for volunteers to help coordinate and spread the word. Last year we were set up at the Mountaineer Family Restaurant here in Wood County along Rt 50 which is right at the I-77 intersection and hope to again! Thanks Dave!

If you are in other counties along across West Virginia and plan to participate in this years Coast to Coast (it runs from Washington, DC to California all along Rt 50) event please let us know so we can send shoppers your way! 
Let's grow this!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Parkersburg, WV's portion of the US 50 Great Yard Sale

 Mountaineer Family Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia

Much fun was had by all at this years sale!

Sunday, May 13, 2012



There are still spaces available for anyone (sellers, churches, charities) to set up at the US 50 Great Yard Sale in the Mountaineer Family Restaurant parking lot on Old Rt 50/7th St near I77. $6 a day, set up one, two or all three days, pay when you arrive but message via Parkersburg Penny Pinchers on Facebook groups to reserve your space(s) It is THIS coming weekend May 18-20.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Just an Update

Flyers have been printed to be distributed throughout town and in neighboring counties as well as in Ohio.

Our spot along this coast to coast event will be advertised throughout the state.

Relay for Life's annual event at the City Park is being held the same days so make a weekend of it and partake of both events!

Several yard sellers, vendors and charitites have already reserved spaces to set up around the Mountaineer Family Restaurant which is also just off I-77 as well as along US 50.

Please contact me here if you wish to set up simply to have your space reserved. You pay when you arrive. Cost in the Mountaineer parking lot is $6 per day and the size is one parking space. When it fills up we can spread out to neighboring parking lots.

This is free enterprise and you can do as you wish in your space:
Promote your business.
Have a yard sale.
Host a fundraiser.
Perform if you are an entertainer.

***Local laws apply. Check with the county clerk for any permits you may need.***

If you do not wish to set up where we are you can seek out permission to set up anywhere along US 50 on your own. I understand some have set up in past years at Tebay's Flea Market near Lubeck. And others have set up towards Mountwood Park where an antique mall used to be.

There are coordinators in Cairo and in Clarksburg that you can reach through the main website:

These hundreds of miles long sales are so much fun! I can share one story of one year that I set up at the World's Longest Yard Sale that runs north/south on Rt 127 through TN and other states. I had for sale a small chalkboard shaped like a chicken. I sold it for a quarter. Later I noticed it up for sale again across the road at another seller's table for .50 and then saw it a few more tables down for .75 and then it travelled across the road again to another seller's table and so on until it had a $5.00 price tag on it. So NOW you know HOW THE CHICKEN CROSSES THE ROAD.

It's really so much fun!!! I hope everyone who sees this comes to sell or to buy or both!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Location Location!!!

Spaces are available now for anyone wanting to set up at the sale. Contact me to reserve your spot now. We will be setting up along US 50 right at the I-77 intersection in the Mountaineer Family Restaurant parking lot. These spaces are the size of one parking space 8'x 17' and rent for $6 per day. You can set up for one, two or all three days. Whatever you would like to do. The date once again is May 18-20, 2012. Once spaces there are filled we may expand to other parking lots in businesses surrounding the restaurant.

Church groups, charities, individuals wanting to have their yard sale, vendors, all are welcome to participate!

This sale is always ran the weekend before Memorial Day and runs from coast to coast. From Washington, DC to California. Come out and help grow the sale here in our area! Thanks!

4006 East 7th Street, Parkersburg, WV (304) 422-0101

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

General Information US 50 Yard Sale May 18-20, 2012

GENERAL INFORMATION (copied from the main website) 


The thirteenth annual Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale will be held Friday-Sunday, May 18-20, 2012.  The yard sale started in 2000, stretching across most of Indiana.  The goal is for it to grow into a Coast-to-Coast event held each year on the weekend before the Memorial Day weekend.  The Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale also serves to promote tourism along U.S. 50, to unite the many diverse communities, to provide opportunities for fund raising by civic organizations, to aid the environment through recycling,  and to serve as an opportunity for individuals to enjoy a great weekend of sales.

While promoted as a yard sale, the actual sales are limited only by the imagination and law.  Individual communities and businesses along U.S. 50 are encouraged to have special promotions during this weekend.  Vendors, especially antique and craft dealers, from all over the U.S. are welcome to join us.

This is a non-sponsored event, meaning that it is not promoted by any particular organization, but represents the efforts of volunteers and those who wish to promote their communities.  As such, the nature of the sale will vary along the route.  U.S. 50 is Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC.  It is Wyatt Earp Blvd in Dodge City, Kansas.  It crosses mountains and deserts, as well as farm land.  In some communities U.S. 50 is now a super highway and the sale route might follow Old 50.  With such diversity, many decisions will have to be made at the local level. The best source for specific and up-to-date information is to follow the Connect-to-County links.

The official yard sale is over three days.  There are no set hours.  (If you have ever had a yard sale, you know that advertising set hours never works).  Also, given the nature of yard sales (and the history of last year), it is probable that many individual households will not decide to participate until just a day or two before the sale dates.  The best option for buyers is to locate a participating county and then just head down the road.

IMPORTANT:  Please note that all sales are subject to local laws.  Also, no one is to set-up, sell, nor park on the state right-of-way at any time.  U.S. 50 is both the Loneliest Road in America and an extremely busy highway.  Safety is a primary concern.  All sellers should allow for parking and everyone should avoid being on the state right-of-way.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

As you can see we're just getting started here in Parkersburg (Wood County) West Virginia in joining wholeheartedly into the Thirteenth Annual U.S. 50 Yard Sale that runs from Coast to Coast in creating it's very only blog for our area to help it grow bigger now with each successive year.

The main website for this annual event is here:
U.S. 50 Yard Sale

This event always occurs the weekend before Memorial Weekend. And that is still yet one month and 27 days away which means there is still plenty of time for anyone interested to plan to participate.

So this first blog post is an appeal to everyone in the county and surrounding counties and even in neighboring Ohio to get with me to help organize a wonderful sale. Churches and other organizations are welcome and encouraged to participate. This is a great opportunity for your fundraising needs. Businesses too are welcome. The goal of this sale is to put U.S. 50 on the map as a great road to travel and see the heartland of the United States. To encourage folks to get out on the road and see the sights we have to offer them.

I need all the volunteers I can get to help SPREAD THE WORD, to secure locations along the route for sellers to set up and preferably central locations for many to set up in one spot. Having participated in the annual World's Longest Yard Sale that runs north and south through Tennessee and other states along Rt 127 for many years it is my hearts desire to see this Coast to Coast US 50 Sale become just as renowned. For it to grow here locally to the point where people plan their vacations around it, charter buses to travel and shop through it and even come from around the world to see what they can find to take home.

We welcome video recordings of what you see wherever you do set up here as well as photographs. We welcome the media to get involved and the Chamber of Commerce and the committees to promote tourism. Call me :)

That's all I have to share right now. It's your turn to do something. Check back here daily for new developments and please please contact me or comment here with any ideas, help, offers that you have to get this ball rolling.

Thanks so much!
Carol Tracewell