The 19th annual Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale has been announced for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18, 19, 20, 2018.

From its beginnings in North Vernon, Indiana, in 2000, the sale now has participation from California to Maryland.

Participation is open to everyone and there are no national fees for participation. Some communities officially organize for the event, while in other sections of the county organization is at the individual level. Churches, clubs, schools, and organizations are particularly welcome to join the sale and use the event as a fund raiser.

Tom Taylor, national organizer for the event, notes that the sale allows individuals to earn some extra money, while it allows others to find affordable bargains.

"Another benefit of the U.S. 50 Yard Sale is that it is the purest for of recycling through re-use," said Taylor. "The sale also helps the environment by reducing the number of items that might otherwise go to a landfill."

Participants are reminded that all sales are subject to applicable local laws and all vendors should allow for ample parking along with easy and safe access from and to the highway.

For more information, Taylor may be contacted at