The Historic Hwy 80 Yard sale runs from Texas to Georgia and occurs two times a year. Usually the third weekend in April and the third weekend in October.
The Hwy 80 Fall Yard Sale will be held October 16 and 17 (Friday, Saturday). This will be the 8th year that Minden area antiques shops have participated in this historic sale that runs along Hwy 80. Some shops will not open on Sunday, but individual yard sales are welcome to set up all three days. Any of these fine shops may have outside spaces for vendors to set up their wares. Stop in and reserve a space soon.
There will also be areas in and between Haughton, Dixie Inn, and Bossier, just be sure to get permission from the business or property owner beforehand. If you live on Hwy 80,you have the privilege of simply setting up shop in your own yard.
This year, due to the covid-19 outbreak, we are asking all vendors and shoppers to comply with State guidelines concerning masks and social distancing. Masks are mandated in Louisiana. Please use good manners and common sense.
Anyone can be a vendor by simply having a yard sale in their yard, at their business or setting up in designated vendor places. Many communities have different places where vendors from within and outside of that town can set up a booth. Clusters of vendors may be found along the route.
Almost anything can be sold during this event. Junk, furniture, books, arts & crafts, paintings, toys, old farm equipment, tools, records, dishes and glassware, photo equipment, bicycles, motorcycles, boats, cars, trailers are all desirable items.
Yard sales will be found along the route at homes located along Hwy 80 on the designated route, in businesses parking lots, alongside streets adjacent to the route, in wide open fields and pastures and basically anywhere people can find to set up. Some areas will have large numbers of vendors in one group, others may be scattered and, in some instances, you may travel for several miles or more without seeing a yard sale because of the distances between homes in rural areas.
For more information about the Highway 80 sale in Minden, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hwy80minden.