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US Route 40 Sales, IL City-wide Rummage Sales 2022

June 1 @ 12:00 am - June 5 @ 12:00 am CDT

The 19th Anniversary of the National Road Yard Sale Festival will be held June 1st to June 5th, 2022. The event began in 2003 when Donna Tauber was President of the Indiana National Road Association, as a way to promote tourism and local businesses along the historic route. The first year it was limited to Indiana, but nearby states caught on quickly that there was money and fun to be had. Treasure hunters were not disappointed! With the help of tourism bureaus, newspapers, TV news, social media and word of mouth, the National Road Yard Sale event is now held annually the first Wednesday after Memorial Day though the following Sunday in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.The National Road, in many places known as Route US 40, was built between 1811 and 1834 to reach the western settlements. It was also the first federally funded road in U.S. history, and stretches from Baltimore to St. Louis. The yard sale provides travelers with the opportunity to explore the many attractions on the “Road that Build The Nation,” such as the National Road Interpretive Center in Vandalia Illinois, James Whitcomb Riley Museum in Greenfield, Indiana, historic Uniontown in Pennsylvania, and the Zane-Grey National Road Museum in Norwich, Ohio. Many people plan future vacations around their yard sale experiences to return and tour these attractions.
Tauber says that the goal of the sale is to have each community participate to make the event one long festival along the route. The yard sale festival is an opportunity to showcase the old pike towns, and past sales have drawn in thousands of people to the areas. It is also a great way for local residents to make extra money, while promoting tourism. Success of this event relies solely on people and vendors to set up sales and participate. Antiques, furniture, fresh garden produce, glassware and collectibles, roadside treasures, and in some locations Amish treats are available during the sale.
Sales vary during the time span with a few beginning a few days early on Memorial Day. Many community events take place on Friday and Saturday – but either way it is an awesome opportunity for people to visit the National Road and also check out the many historic sites, as well as unique stores and restaurants.
For more information contact coordinators Donna Tauber 765-987-7565 or Kim Couch 765-969-7593, or visit the official Facebook page “Historic National Road Yard Sale – US 40 Sales.” For more information on the National Road and to view maps go to


June 1 @ 12:00 am CDT
June 5 @ 12:00 am CDT
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US Route 40 Sales, IL
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