The scavenger hunt associated with the annual Ohio Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale has been replaced with a new social media-oriented photo contest. Shoppers during the yard sales simply photograph anything unusual, exciting or fun to them, and upload their best shot or two to enter the contest…using the hashtag system by including #buywayshopperpics in their posting on FaceBook or Twitter. Several winning entries will be chosen by a professional photographer and other judges and rewarded with gas cards and/or a free night in a hotel along the highway. Entrants are asked to limit their photo entries to one or two single entries; no albums, please! The BUY-WAY Yard Sale begins Thursday, August 8 and runs through Saturday August 10 from the Indiana line east to Chester and Newell, West Virginia. The sales activity occurs by individuals and organizations along the Lincoln Highway, America's first paved transcontinental road which ran from New York to San Francisco, and roughly parallels US Route 30 in Ohio. This year The road is celebrating the 100th anniversary.
Travelers maps and guides are available at many service stations, convenience stores and mom n' pop retails across Ohio. Click here for where to find a Travelers Guide.
List your Yard Sale event here! (Click on the RED BAR to the right) We have activated our Ad Listings Section as of June 21... Travelers may sort by days, communities and keywords you place here, and print out a list to shop by.
Whether you call it a tag sale, a yard sale, garage sale, thrift sale...it is all about bargains waiting for you on the "second full weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in August" to shop both the Ohio Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale in Ohio.
Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale Now approaching 9th Year
(Ohio) — Just about anything you want or need will be sitting along the road for you to purchase 'on the cheap" during the ninth annual Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale, to be held Thursday August 8, Friday August 9, and Saturday August 10 across Ohio -- and now adjacent states.
"This event has grown to national awareness in just five years," said Mike Hocker, executive director of the Ohio--designated byway group, whose mission is economic development. The first year saw over 250 yard sales across Ohio's portion of the historic Lincoln Highway, America's first coast-to-coast paved road. The sale population increased substantially each year, and parts of Indiana and Illinois soon joined in, with West Virginia now setting out goods, as well. Now Ohio, alone, offers over one thousand individual sale events over the three day period.
Why should more communities in adjacent Lincoln Highway states get on board? Hocker points out that "with a slow economy, this is a win-win for everyone by injecting money into our economy, offering some real savings for shoppers, and providing a fun and inexpensive vacation for the travelers. It is also our way of educating people about the history and culture of America's first coast-to-coast road.
Individual communities benefit by exposing travelers to the charms of their towns, their retails, attractions and restaurants. They've got to buy gas, too," Hocker said. "It also gives local organizations and churches to make money for their causes. And communities are also adding community-wide sales with local shopping maps, festivals, concerts, car shows and rallies, food and kids' activities...all to make the event more enjoyable for those traveling."
An official Traveler's Guide has been created that includes a map of Ohio's Lincoln Highway alignments along with listings of many yard sales and community events along the way. This free guide will be available at convention and visitor bureaus and chambers along the way in mid-July. Look for local newspapers with special insert maps for the sales in that area, too, helping merchants and businesses get a little more of the pie.
BUY-WAY Yard Sale participants in any state may list their yard sale information on the byway website, (http://www.historicbyway.com) which shoppers can then print out and use to navigate their shopping.
For more information call 419-468-6773