US 12 Heritage Trail Garage Sale August 12-14 – Leader Publications

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission has announced that the annual US 12 Heritage Trail garage sale, known as “Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale”, will take place Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14. .

Every year, individuals clean out their attics and stake out their front yards along the US-12 corridor that stretches more than 200 miles from New Buffalo to Detroit. Guests will find everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, tableware, garden-fresh produce, homemade jams and jellies, live entertainment and more.

Sales can be found along the highway in homes, farms, businesses, parking lots, and fields. US-12, the nation’s second-oldest highway, is an ancient Native American trail connecting Detroit to New Buffalo on the state’s southwest coast. It is one of 16 Michigan State Scenic Lanes, designated by the state legislature to preserve the state’s historic highways. Since the beginning of the sale in 2003, it takes place the second weekend of each August.

Anyone interested in hosting a garage sale is encouraged to register their sale for free on the new US 12 Heritage Trail website. If you register, your online sale will be part of the list of sales included in the online interactive map and a page listing all sales, which can be viewed and printed before the sale. Items of all shapes and sizes are sold along the route. There is no charge to register your sale on the card, so register today.

For those looking for a place to settle, there are also rental locations available along the US 12 Corridor Sale route. Visit the website to contact people who offer space for rent. Another way to find a spot is to keep an eye out for signs advertising vendor spaces while driving along the road. If you would like to list your location as space to rent for a garage sale, register your sale on the website for free today.

Visitors and sales people are encouraged to upload stories to the US 12 Heritage Trail website about their experiences.

As an outdoor event, there should be more than enough space to allow for social distancing outside during the US 12 Garage Sale. With the help of everyone in attendance, this event will will continue while protecting the safety and health of all. For the safety of all participants, it is your responsibility to follow national and local guidelines in effect August 12-14.

The SMPC reminded everyone to drive carefully and slow down when traveling on US-12 and to pay close attention to pedestrians while driving, parking, exiting vehicles and visiting sales during the weekend. end. For more information on Michigan’s Longest Yard Sale and other attractions, visit the US 12 Heritage Trail website at

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