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October is yard sale month

An antique car was among the unique finds last year at the 400 Mile Sale. Photo: Judy Ross
Old is new again when it comes to the farmhouse style, along the US 25 Sale. Photo: Randy Coffey
Old is new again when it comes to the farmhouse style, along the US 25 Sale. Photo: Randy Coffey
Old is new again when it comes to the farmhouse style, along the US 25 Sale. Photo: Randy Coffey

October is unofficially yard sale month this year in Kentucky. Three colossal sales with rich histories, fun traditions and all manner of bargains and finds are set for the weekend of Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 3 (the US 60 Yard Sale begins Thursday, October 1).

The 400 Mile Sale (also called the U.S. 68 Sale) is in its 17th year. It runs from Paducah (Reidland to be precise) and goes east to Mays Lick and Maysville.

Judy Ross, 400 Mile Sale coordinator, expects to have vendors selling antiques, collectibles, home goods, crafts and more.

The 400 Mile Sale has more of a hometown feel,” she says. “People come back year after year to buy from the same people they bought from last year. People plan for the sale as a girl trip or an anniversary outing. The sale is also good for getting people into our downtown areas.”

The 9th annual US 25 Yard Sale follows in Daniel Boone’s boots, from Georgetown to Corbin, going through Richmond, Berea, Mt. Vernon, London and Livingston.

“We may have a new name for the sale next year,” hints coordinator Randy Coffey.

Either way, he says this route is “prettier and cooler.” 

The Highway 60 Yard Sale runs for 200 miles across eight counties in western Kentucky—from Livingston to Meade. You can unofficially find sales along the entire length of U.S. 60, to Morehead, Grayson and Ashland.

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