The annual 100 Mile Yard Sale returns to Barry and Lawrence counties on Saturday, Aug. 25. Originally organized by the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce, the event extends from Ash Grove to Branson East.
The route remains unchanged this year. According to a Mt. Vernon chamber spokesperson, the Missouri Department of Transportation will allow use of its right of way along state highways for garage sale sellers for the day.
In Lawrence County, the route will come south from Greenfield on Highway 39, running through Miller and Mt. Vernon. The Mt. Vernon chamber has space available for a charge at Wynne Park, near the chamber office.
The route heads west from Mt. Vernon on Highway H to the access road on the south side of Interstate 44, continuing west to Highway 97 to Pierce City. From Pierce City, the route heads east on Highway 37 to Monett.
Vendors, including the Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, will be set up at the First United Methodist Church parking lot in Monett. The route will cut through downtown Monett on Broadway to 13th Street, then south over the Centennial Overpass on Kyler to Highway 60.
Sellers are welcome to set up on Highway 60 east to Marionville. The route will intersect with Highway J in Marionville to run into Stone County, intersecting Crane and Galena on the way to Branson West.
No registration or permits are required to participate in the sale. Sellers must get permission from land owners to set up sale sites. Many sellers will place signs on intersecting roads to attract customers.
Maps of the sale route are available at the Monett Chamber of Commerce office at 200 E. Broadway or on the Mt. Vernon Chamber website.