Rollercoaster Yard Sale Press Release
Contact: Rollercoaster Yard Sale Committee
TEL: Please call one of the Chambers at the end of the article
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 1, 2016
Yard sale fans, the Rollercoaster Yard Sale is just ahead! Whether you are a buyer or a seller, there’s just something special about a good yard sale. It’s even better when you can take in several over a short period of time. The 31st Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale is scheduled for September 29 - October 1, 2016. The cooler weather makes for a great time to get out and about the area and enjoy the season. We hope you will make this event part of your fall plans! We realize there is a lot going on this time of year and we appreciate your participation as a buyer or as a seller. It’s a great opportunity to gather together your friends and take a mini-vacation. Various events are held each year along the route with something sure to appeal to almost anyone. It’s an excellent time for churches, schools and other non-profits to rally together and raise funds for winter projects. Many of the Lions Clubs along the route do just that.
Here’s a little history for those that are new to the sale: the Rollercoaster Yard Sale is unique in many ways. First it is the oldest and most authentic marathon yard sale in Kentucky and Tennessee. Secondly, it is a destination yard sale. What does that mean you might ask? The route encircles the Dale Hollow Lake area – begin and end at any point along the route that suits you best. You can easily bring along family and friends that would rather do something besides yard sale and allow them to enjoy their day while you shop yard sale after yard sale – and still be close by. All because you can start and end anywhere along the route and/or move farther around the loop each day. Either way - loads of fun and bargains are sure to be found. These dates offer cooler weather, yet plenty warm to enjoy your days – and nights. The regions vast agricultural landscape offers endless beauty and bounty, in addition to the area waterways that are well known. It’s a good time to stock up while you’re here with pumpkins, apples, mums and more for your harvest celebrations.
It’s a treasure hunter’s paradise. There is such a wide array each year. Unique items have included covered wagons, anvils, taxidermy items, old signs and much more. You never know what you might find, but you will find many things that are ready to become “the other man’s treasure” or make-over materials. With over 150 scenic miles of treasure hunting opportunities, you can’t miss! Not only are there yard sales and bargains galore, there are numerous small shops all around, farmers’ markets, produce stands and eateries along the route which are also treasures themselves. You might want to extend your stay to linger longer – or plan a weekend getaway for the coming months – or maybe a longer vacation. BBQ is big along the Rollercoaster Yard Sale Route as is good old fashioned country cooking. Crafters bring out their wares making it a great time to pick up those special holiday gifts that will make for treasured memories. (Christmas time will soon follow!) You are sure to find many souvenir items, flea market finds, antiques and collectibles, too. The rich history, local parks, inviting rivers and Dale Hollow Lake offer a wide array of things to do for your non-yard sale friends. Bring along your entire family and make a week (or more) of it and enjoy the ride on the rollercoaster route.
For those of you with items to sell this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the cooperative marketing efforts of the eight counties from two states involved in promoting this event - neighbor helping neighbor to boost the local economies by bringing in visitors and income to the region. Civic organizations are encouraged to plan fundraisers and roll out the welcome mat! If you are looking to set up for the sale, contact one of the Chambers of Commerce below for help finding a spot AND if you have a spot available, let your Chamber know and post it on our Facebook page. Spaces are still available in most locations.
Each community along the route is special and unique. Several offer additional events to complement the sale. There is cruise-in in Byrdstown, TN that will highlight the classic autos, the ever popular Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser in Celina, TN, plus Mud Lick Bar-B-Que will be available in Mud Lick, KY, and live music in Byrdstown, TN! NEW THIS YEAR! Overton County, TN has moved the 4th Annual Teen Challenge Chili Challenge on the Square to Friday, September 30th 10:30AM-12:30PM. Be sure to check the events calendar on the www.TheRollercoasterYardSale.com website for all the latest listings and more information. Also, “Like” our official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rcyardsale.
As most people know, the Dale Hollow Lake area is a fisherman’s paradise. The fish should be biting well as the weather begins to cool. It’s still warm enough to enjoy boating or houseboating …perfect to spend the day on the road seeking out bargains and evenings relaxing on the refreshing waters of Dale Hollow Lake or surrounding areas. Don’t forget to spend some time off the route too. You won’t want to miss the beauty of the Caves of the Cave City area or the wonders of Glasgow (a highly yard sale dense area of the route, as are Temple Hill, KY and the Clay County Recreation Complex). Cave City and Glasgow, KY are located at the northwestern side of the route in Kentucky and Clay County is the first area you will come to on the Tennessee side if you travel the route south from the Temple Hill, KY area.
The sale route covers over 150 miles through 25 communities/towns and lasts for 3 days with an abundance of yard sales, flea markets, crafts, antiques, handcrafted quilts, produce, BBQ, southern food, entertainment, parks, recreation areas, historic sites, picturesque and unique small towns and their squares and so much more! You never know what you might find. Come see what treasures await your discovery this year! Gather your shopping friends, hop into your RV or other vehicles and make your way to THE Rollercoaster Yard Sale! The brochure is available for download at www.TheRollerCoasterYardSale.com. For more information please call any of the chambers of commerce or tourist commissions listed below. Make plans now!
Kentucky Contact Info:
Albany-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce: www.albanyclintonco.com or 1-606-387-2051;
Cave City Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center: www.cavecitychamber.com or 1-270-773-5159;
Cumberland County Chamber/Tourism Commission: www.burkesville.com or 1-270-864-5890;
Glasgow-Barren County Tourist Commission: www.visitglasgowbarren.com or 1-800-264-3161;
Tompkinsville/Monroe County Tourism: www.monroecountykytourism.com or 1-270-487-1314;
or Temple Hill Lions Club: Donnie Alexander 1-270-670-5679.
Tennessee Contact Info:
Byrdstown/Pickett County Chamber of Commerce: www.dalehollow.com or 1-931-864-7195;
Clay County Chamber of Commerce: www.dalehollowlake.org or 1-931-243-3338;
Celina Lions Club: Kathy Merrett firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-931-243-5005 and Pam Goad email@example.com or 1-931-267-3031
Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce: www.overtonco.com or 1-800-876-7393.
Bob Greer and Ike Bonecutter enjoying their lunches at Ollie's Place!
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