Historic US80 Hi-Way Sale
Coast to Coast - 3rd Weekend in April & October 2014
East Texas Tourism Association is proud to announce the 2014 dates for the US Hwy 80 Sale for the third weekend in April & October 2014. The Historic US 80 Hi-Way Sale will begin at 8:00am daily on April 18th & 19 (2 days only this year because of Easter) & October 17th - 18th - 19th and should draw crowds from far and wide looking for a bargain. NEW this year!.... the April sale will cross five states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama & Georgia. More information for this 5 state sale will be available on the new website.
We've added a new website just for the Hwy 80 Sale. Go to www.Hwy80Sale.net to find up to the minute locations of vendors. If you wish to be added to the list email - MaryRamos@msn.com
We also have a new Facebook page. www.facebook.com/Hwy80Sale - Please feel free to post your information and look for the best bargains.
Organized to promote and increase tourism trade and traffic along historic US 80, the first coast-to-coast, all-weather highway in America, the 2,400 mile route begins in Savannah, Ga., makes its way through East Texas and concludes in San Diego, California. The three-state event will cover a 392 mile route – one of the nation’s longest –from Mesquite, TX through Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi.
“We intend to keep the name and legacy alive,” said Mary Ramos, “There will be hundreds of sales going on…more than you can shop in a day. This is a great fund-raising opportunity for churches, civic clubs and individuals.”
The event is part of ETTA’s 24 year effort to draw attention to the byways of its region. Each city along the US 80 route will be responsible for its part in the Hwy 80 Sale.
News of the sale is spreading among antique car, motorcycle, RV clubs and flea market enthusiast. While shoppers will be searching for great deals, cities along the route hope they find the highway’s more permanent treasures, such as bed and breakfasts, motels, restaurants, and historical sites.
For more information on the US 80 Sale and how to advertise, contact East Texas Tourism at MaryRamos@msn.com.
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Here are just some of the locations to shop! East Texas Tourism will continue to add shopping locations to the list as cities & businesses contact us.
Balch Spring, TX
Big Sandy, TX
*Large Garage Sale - 1010 FM 2911, Big Sandy. Open Wednesday (April 16), Thursday (April 17) and Friday (April 18) from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow awesome signs from Hwy 80/Hwy 155. Decor items, household items, boys clothing and shoes, Taekwondo uniforms, new boy's 3-piece suit size 6, curtains, ceiling fan, door mini blinds, ladies clothing, new ice cream machine, silk flowers and plants, electronics, lamps, Ionic air purifier, crystal chandeliers, brass fireplace utensils, movies, wood and glass television stand (see link for pictures of stand here: http://easttexas.craigslist.org/fuo/4410540912.html
*Penny Pinchers Thrift shop with lots of good prices when Passing through Edgewood, Tx. You Turn NORTH at the light by the produce stand, and CROSS the tracks. Immediately turn Right and PENNY PINCHERS is on your left middle of the block!! Lots of old and good furniture and small items for that antique find and Sue and Ellis have awesome prices, allowing for resale...
*Chicken Express- 1101 East Broadway Avenue, Gladewater, TX 75647. Has booth space available. $10 for a 16'X16' area. Call 903-844-0212
Grand Prairie, TX
*Angel's Salon, 119 E. Main Street, 972-266-0163
*Covenant Signs, 209 W. Main St., ste 113, 972-504-9238 www.covenantsigns.com
*E'thalue's Salon & Spa, 113 E. Main St., 972-264-5367
*Emma's Bridal Boutique, 109 W. Main St., 972-264-2612
*Theos Grill and Bar, 107 NW 8th St., 972-262-8886, www.theosgrillandbar.com
*Escential Frangrances, 207 Main St., 972-237-7871 www.isellscents.com
*ABC Fashion, 312 E. Main St., 972-264-9100, www.abdfashion.net
*Main Street Antiques, 110 W. Main St., 972-237-1002
*Trading Post, 818 W. Main St., 972-263-7117, email@example.com
*Tommy Snodgrass Furniture, 505 E. Main St., 972-262-1507
*Nery's Beauty Salon, 714 W. Main St., 972-642-3865
*RazzMatazz Resale Shop, 107 W. Main
*Vargas Western Wear, 714 W. Main St., 972-642-3865, www.vargaswesterwear.com
*Barbara's Cake & Cookie Boutique, 421 W. Main St., 972-262-1907, www.barbarasbakeryboutique.com
*The Brass Bean, 123 W. Main St.#112, 972-642-2345
*New York Joe's Pasta & Pizza, 972-262-1171
*Trading Post, 818 W. Main St.
*Grand Prairie Audio, 1418 W. Main St.
Grand Saline, TX
*529 N Beaulah St (Hwy 14) 1/4 mile north of Hwy 80. Thursday thru Sunday 8am until dark. We have many collectibles, housewares, tools, camping equipment, weight set, lots of toys, art and knick knacks. Embroidered items (new). Clothing for the bigger man (2-3X. Collectibles: Cabbage Patch dolls (double signed), Beanie Babies, Avon collectables, Paddington Bears, matchbox, fossil plates, crystal and porcelain just to name a few. They accept cash, credit and debt cards. All prices are flexible except the embroidery. Need more information or looking for a particular item, feel free to call 918-306-1745.
*Greggton Antique Mall, 3422 W. Marshall (HWY 80), Longview 75604, (903) 759-9491. Click here visit their web page.
*Poppa Ray's Corner - 321 W. Marshall Ave. 903-241-0606. Multiple dealers, old & used furniture, collectibles, lots of 'stuff and such', & wall art. Off street parking. In store shopping by request.
*A Little Deja Vu and More - 536 S. Bryan Belt Line Rd
*Nit-Pickers Resale, 1201 W. Broad, Mineola. 903-258-3843
*Garage Sale, 7879 FM 2452, Scurry, TX 75158, For more information call (214)960-6348
*775 W. Texas Avenue - They will mainly have old stuff like antiques and collectables at garage sale prices. Also newer stuff like electronics, kids stuff and skylanders giants video game figures over 50 of them. For more information call 903-331-5099. They will be set up Fri and Sat only.
*Choices Adolescent Treatment Center Benefit - Located at 13381 US Hwy 80 East Waskom, TX 75692 - On the North side of Hwy 80 between Scottsville and Waskom. Look for the signs!!
White Oak, TX
*Emmanuel Baptist Church, 501 East Hwy 80, White Oak, Tx - Many great treasures and also Scentsy (fundraiser for the Music Ministry of the Church) For more information (903) 759-3909.
Wills Point, TX
*Lighthouse Church - Several Families will be setting up at Lighthouse Church right on 80, East of Wills Point, Tx. Friday and Saturday only.. Church on Sunday if passing through!! Church is on the South side and there are turnabouts on both sides of the church
*Mt. Zion United Methodist Church - 1010 Highway 80 East,Calhoun, TX 71225. Booth Spaces available for $25.00 each and you must provide your own tables. Call Denise Moore @ 318-644-0373.
*Reservoir Relics - If you are looking for vendor space - $10.00 a day for a 10x20 booth located @ Reservoir Relics. Ask for Bob. Call 318 878-5566.
*Looking for Vendor space? Call Stephanie Winzer 318-453-0559 or email slwinzer@Hotmail.com
*Big Garage Sale - 103 Main Street (same as Hwy 80) - 6000 square fee of indoor garage sale items plus more outside. Also 101 Main Street. For more information: email - firstname.lastname@example.org
*H & M Antiques- 800 Shreveport Road, Antiques and Collectibles and Treasures
*Finders Keepers Antiques, 723 Shreveport Road, The name speaks for itself!! Great and interesting STUFF!
*Mamie Bell’s Antique Mall, 701 Main Street, Antique farm implements, Collectibles & cool junk!
*Cottage Antiques, 707 Main Street, Fenton Glass, primative furniture, art!
*Antiques and Art on Main, 700 Main Street, 3 floors of great stuff. Antiques, original art, glassware and more!!
*The Vault, 621 Main Street, Antiques and retail bling.
*Yesterday’s Tomorrow Antiques, 517 Main Street, Small shop but GREAT antiques. Furniture Crockery and more!
*Second Hand Rose Antiques, 509 Main Street, 3 floors and a basement. Coca Cola, linens, jewelry, furniture!!
*Possibilities Antiques, 127 Pearl Street, 30 booths of great collectibles!
*Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church, 414 E. Union Street Garage Sale!!
US 80 Sales Questions and Answers
Q. How do I become a VENDOR?
A. 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.
Q. What can I SELL?
A. Almost anything. 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. Some things to consider, however, are business licenses and health department permits. Each town has different rules and regulations so persons should be sure to check with the local City Hall and Health Department where they set up their booth for any licenses or permits they may need to purchase.
Q. WHERE will the YARD SALES be?
A. Yard sales will be found along the route at homes located on the designated route, in businesses parking lots, along side streets adjacent to the route, in wide open fields and pastures (remember, these roads pass through beautiful rural areas with farms and ranches and some of the most beautiful scenery you will find anywhere), 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.
Q. What time do the SALES BEGIN?
A. Each vendor is on their own and can choose when he wants to begin but typically vendors would be active by 8:00 a.m. and operate until late in the evening.
Q. WHO organizes these events?
A. This event was created by East Texas Tourism Association in Longview at the request of its members. It relies on community support from each town and/or county tourism and chamber office to promote the events in their area. The success of the sales depends on coordination from each community.
Q. What does it COST to participate?
A. There is no fee to participate; however, some vendor spaces may charge a nominal rental fee to allow you to set up a booth.
You also have options to be included in the advertising on the US 80 brochure and website produced by ETTA. For questions or to request more information email email@example.com or call (903) 757-4444.
Q. Is there an ADMISSION FEE?
A. NO. You should never have to pay admission. The event was not set up for that purpose.
Q. How long will it take me to get from Point A to Point B?
A. That depends on how disciplined you are and how much ground you want to travel in one day. If you stop at every yard sale then it may take you awhile. It is easy enough to 'cruise' the yard sales and travel a modest distance but it is also easy to get caught up in the event and spend three to four hours in one area. Pre-plan. Decide in advance how much time you want to spend in each area and try to stick with your plan. But most of all-have a good time and enjoy the sights and sounds.
Q. IS A SALES TAX PERMIT REQUIRED IN TEXAS?
A. The State Comptroller's office says for private individuals there is no tax charge on sales on your own property. If selling on the side of the road off of your own property, you must have a sales tax permit because you are 'in business.' No permit is necessary in your own yard for two times per year, but more than that and you are 'in business' as well. There is no charge for the permit. Inside the city limits you would pay tax plus county and state tax. Outside city limits you would pay county and state tax, and the county tax varies from county to county.
For more information on how to get a sales tax permit form and how to submit taxes, etc., call the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at 1-800-252-5555.
In Louisiana for city permits call Shreveport City Hall, 318-741-8500 (8555 Tax) or Bossier City Hall, 318-673-5050. For the Louisiana State Treasury, call 225-342-0010.