The annual event, put on by the Red River Valley Tourism Association, covers North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. There will be yard sales, garage sales, sidewalk sales, farmers markets and flea markets all along 425 miles of the Highway 82 and Highway 287 corridors and beyond. From as far as New Boston in the east, to Munday and Seymour in the west, south to Henrietta and north to Quanah, Frederick and Hugo, Okla., and points in between, shoppers are sure to find lots of treasures!
Along the way, participating towns will have maps available guiding shoppers to the special sales throughout their communities. Some towns will have city-wide yard sales set up at a central location, or spread throughout the community. Still others will showcase their downtown merchants or their flea markets or trade days.
Visitors will discover fun for the whole family — from heritage homes to historic downtowns, from art to antiques, from cattle trails to cultural facilities.
Participating Hwy. 82/287 Yard Sale communities and local map locations are as follows:
Hwy 82 (East to West) 2012 Participating Communities:
New Boston, T&P Trailhead Park; DeKalb, Williams House Museum; Clarksville, Chamber of Commerce; Paris, Chamber of Commerce on the Square; Honey Grove, public library; Bonham, Bonham Visitor Center; Sherman and Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, A Touch of Class Antiques; Whitesboro, Dairy Queen; Pottsboro, Friendship Park; Gainesville, “Antiques”; Muenster, Muenster Antique Mall; Saint Jo, “The Gas Station”; Nocona, Tales N’ Trails Museum; Henrietta, the Chamber of Commerce Caboose, Holliday, Allsups; Seymour, Chamber of Commerce; and Munday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Hwy 287 (North to South) 2012 Participating Communities:
Quanah, Chamber of Commerce; Vernon, Chamber of Commerce; Electra, Doghouse Diner.
HWY 183: Frederick, Visitor Center in the Fredrick Grand Hotel; Hwy. 271 N.: Hugo, Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on planning a yard sale trip, go to www.redrivervalley.info. On the website shoppers will find links to the various communities that play a part in the sale along with contact information for each town. The city websites will show where maps can be picked up. The RRVTA site will also display a map with all of the participating towns.