Yard Sales – American Picker Style! June 6-8, 2014
The Dixie Highway 90-Mile Yard Sale was chosen NO.3 in “Reader’s Favorites Miles-Long Yard Sales” in the Spring 2013 edition of Flea Market Style magazine.
Sales will take place in Ringgold, Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face, Dalton, Resaca, Calhoun, Adairsville, Cassville, Cartersville, Emerson, Acworth, and Kennesaw. Yard sale hours vary but most sales are open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk.
YARD SALE HISTORY
The Dixie Highway 90-mile Yard Sale was created in 2006 to celebrate the simpler times and historic communities along the Dixie Highway in northwest Georgia. In 2007, the Georgia Dixie Highway Association and Arcadia Publishing produced a souvenir book, North Georgia’s Dixie Highway, that features more than 200 early photographs and memories of the Dixie Highway, arranged in five chapters dedicated to each of the participating northwest Georgia counties: Catoosa, Whitfield, Gordon, Bartow and Cobb. In 2008, coordinators officially added Friday as a sale day, making this an annual three-day event on the first full weekend each June.
ABOUT THE DIXIE HIGHWAY
When Carl Fisher, an enterprising northerner conceived the idea of the nation’s first interstate in 1912, he had the success of several personal business ventures in mind ranging from Michigan to Florida. But it was the enterprising nature of the south that proved the Dixie Highway route would be a lasting success for all. Even today in the shadows of its descendent, Interstate 75, the Dixie Highway is still in business thanks to Georgia’s Dixie Highway Association.