W.Va. Largest Yard Sale to attract bargain hunters state wide


BUCKHANNON — West Virginia’s largest yard sale weekend is upon us for the second consecutive year after COVID-19.

Whether you are looking to clean out your closets and make some extra cash or find the deal of a lifetime, you won’t want to miss these sales on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, 2022. Beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding both days at 4 p.m. sellers will be set up all over Upshur and Lewis counties. Although these two are the only counties currently registered online, shoppers can find more sales not registered throughout several other counties, including Harrison, Randolph and Barbour counties.

For well over 20 years, yard sale enthusiasts and collectors have been traveling near and far to see what area sellers have to offer. The Upshur County Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus have set up another year full of opportunity for great deals. So far, there are 67 locations registered for Upshur County and 43 registered sales in Lewis County. People reportedly come from as far as Florida every year to search for local bargains, equipped with everything they need for a successful haul.

Be sure to follow these helpful tips to make the weekend worth your while:

• Always wear comfortable walking shoes. One of the great things about W.Va.’s Largest Yard Sale is that you get to see beautiful neighborhoods. Many times, you’ll find a long stretch of yard sales along one street, but you do have to walk between them, so plan to dress comfortably.

• Make sure to drink water, water and more water. The weather is always spectacular and sunny during W.Va.’s Largest Yard Sale, so stay hydrated.

• Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are a good idea.

• If you have a reusable shopping bag, pack it in the car. Most of the individual yard sales will provide bags for purchased items; however, it’s a good idea to bring reusable bags just in case.

• Remember to bring pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and plenty of small bills to purchase your bargains! Many participants will not be able to break large bills at the start of their sales.

For more information, questions, or if you would like to register a sale you can do so at www.visitbuckhannon.org/yardsale. Please make sure to register before Friday, July 29.

“Enjoy the process,” says Executive Director of Upshur County Conventions and Visitors Bureau Laura Meadows.

Have fun and stay safe!

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