W.Va. Largest Yard Sale sees rainy conclusion


BUCKHANNON — Yard sale fanatics and collectors of all kinds enjoyed a weekend full of bargaining, cool finds and a lot of rain Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6.

West Virginia’s Largest Yard Sale was held this past weekend, allowing people from all over to visit multiple areas throughout Lewis and Upshur Counties. People from all over came to enjoy the annual event that has continued to grow for more than 20 years. One visitor state she traveled from Tucker County just to find some deals. The Upshur and Lewis County Convention and Visitors Bureaus partnered once again to bring back the sale of all sales. A total of 136 registered yard sales were listed on the official 2022 map, with many more, unregistered sales taking place as well.

“We like to say for every registered sale, there are one or two unregistered,” said Executive Director of Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau Laura Meadows. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and all the community support.”

Sales included everything from clothes and shoes to home furniture, and some even included large ticket items like motor bikes and lawn mowers. Kids were even able to get into the spirit by setting up lemonade stands or bake sales to earn some money.

Unfortunately, the 2022 sale was cut rather short with random rain and thunder storms causing sellers to close up shop. Despite the rain and humidity, visitors were still able to enjoy community fellowship and great deals. Keep an eye out for upcoming weekend sales that are sure to still offer plenty of good finds.

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