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Thousands flock to annual Highway 70 yard sale

By Dan Lampariello
By dlampariello@wbbjtv.com

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- For more than a decade, vendors have set up along Highway 70 for a yard sale so big, it spans across most of Tennessee.

The three-day long event attracts thousands of people from all over the country. Visitors like Ed Miller says it's a great place for him to sell treasures.

"Last year we had people from almost 35 states in our yard," Miller said. "We've had about 3,000 people come through just our yard."

Michael Hooper and his wife Teresa say they always find something good.

"We come out for the treasures every year. Look for some good stuff to buy and re-sell," Hooper said. "Usually we do pretty good on this sale. It's getting better and better every year."

The event has been going on for the past eleven years, and although there are plenty of veterans, there are also some newcomers.

"This is the first time I've ever done this," first-time vendor Mike Uselton said. "It's been a good experience. It's been successful."

The sale spans along 200 miles, moving from Memphis to Nashville, but most of the vendors are set up through Madison and Carroll Counties.

The event runs through this Saturday, rain or shine and each vendor sets their own hours.