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Monday, July 29, 2013 12:11 AM

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VAN WERT — The annual Highway 127 Yard Sale is coming to Van Wert County Thursday through Sunday. Every year individuals clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Hwy 127 corridor stretching over 690 miles from Addison, Mich. to Gadsden, Ala. They band together as communities, in groups or as individuals and over a four-day weekend, they welcome the onslaught of visitors from the north, south, east and west.

The Van Wert County Fairgrounds is ready this year to help the public enjoy the event more than ever. The fairgrounds will get a head start by opening the day before, on Wednesday, with a large group of “Yard Sale” vendors inside the fairgrounds. This will allow local residents to shop early before the crowds show up. Those folks who open their own yard sales, only Highway 127, will get a chance to shop early too – before they are swamped with shoppers.

Besides many on-site yard sale vendors (100 or more) there will be food vendors offering a variety of food to all shoppers. The restroom facilities at the fairgrounds will also be open. There is easy, free parking at the fairgrounds to shop the vendors on-site or head north into Van Wert to shop along Washington Street.

The Fairgrounds will then close their on-site vendor yard sales one day early so they may packup and have Sunday to shop the Highway 127 Yard Sale.

The Fairgrounds will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. There is always plenty of room at the fairgrounds, so yard sale rental space is available. This is a great opportunity for many locals in Van Wert County to turn “extra stuff” into cash. If you do not live on Washington Street or Hwy 127, grab a spot at the Fairgrounds and get access to the large crowds that pass through Van Wert during the weekend.

For information or to rent a 10 foot by 10 foot space for only $20, contact Ann Marshall, Fair Board Director, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 419-238-4551.


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