It's almost mid-way through May, which means if you squint you can basically say that the 301 Endless Yard Sale is a month away. Wow! Times flies when you're furiously planning a two-day, five county, 100 mile extravaganza. If June 17th and 18th aren't already circled on your calendar, go ahead right now and write BIGGEST YARD SALE IN NC across that Friday and Saturday. For all the details you can visit the 301 Endless Yard Sale website.
Planning this event for the hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers takes a lot of time and a lot of passion... and a lot of coffee. But, it also means that we aim to answer all your questions and inquiries via phone, email, or Facebook. And one question in particular got us to thinkin', as we like to say here in the South.
The question was posed to us: what is the difference between a yard sale and a flea market?
Why is it called the 301 Endless Yard Sale? Why not flea market? Garage sale? What an excellent question. We think it deserves some investigation.
First lets dive into the actual definition according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Yard Sale - a sale of used furniture, clothing, etc., held at the seller's home.
Flea Market - a usually outdoor market in which old and used goods are sold.