World’s Widest Yard Sale returns next weekend

Published 7:09 pm Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Historic U.S. Highway 80 Selma will take place April 14-15 in Selma and there’s usually something available for everyone.

The sale is part of what was once known as the world’s widest yard sale, but is now referred to as the Historic U.S. Highway 80 Sale. Highway 80 is 1,032 miles long and runs through Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and sellers traditionally set up in all five states.

“We have 1,000 buyers come for these two days, and we have sellers that set up, and they come from of course Dallas County, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox County, Marengo County, Chilton County — all the surrounding counties — they come set up in Selma,” said Bo Morgan, who helps operate Angie’s Auction in Selma.

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Morgan said a dozen sellers are planning to set up at Angie’s Auction next weekend and that others will set up around other parts of Dallas County.

He said many people travel into Alabama from other states, hit spots in Georgia and then travel back through on the Saturday of the sale to see if they missed anything.

“They’ll buy from us and we’ll buy from them,” Morgan said.

“Stuff that they bought in Georgia or wherever, or we’ll trade.”

Morgan said this year’s sale will likely include cast iron pieces, all types of yard art and vintage children’s toys.

Each of Morgan’s sellers have “hundreds, if not thousands of items.” He said there’s probably 50,000 items that will be sold in Selma those two days.

“It’ll be a variety of stuff from $1 to $10,000. There will be some high end jewelry there too,” Morgan said.

Food vendors are expected to be at the sale as well and restrooms will be available.

Morgan said anyone interested in selling can contact him at (334) 412-0263 or (334) 874-6145.

It costs $20 per day to sell, and the sale will last from sunrise to sundown.