Historic US80 Hi-Way Sale
Coast to Coast - 3rd Weekend in April & October 2013
East Texas Tourism Association is proud to announce the 2013 dates for the US Hwy 80 Sale for the third weekend in April & October. The Historic US 80 Hi-Way Sale will begin at 8:00am daily on April 19th, 20th & 21st and on October 18th-20th and should draw crowds from far and wide looking for a bargain.
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 22nd 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 email@example.com.
Click here to view Page 1 of the Hwy 80 Map or to print an 8½''x14'' copy. Please be patient, it is a very large file.
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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
*Ridley's Ranch BBQ 214-707-5123
Big Sandy, TX
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
*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
*4th Annual Day in the Park for Hallsville Outreach Center. Located in Hallsville City Park. Community Garage Sale starts at 8:00am. At 10:00 am children's activities, silent auction, open house, a brisket lunch and much more, until 2:00pm. Proceeds will benefit the food pantry, clothing room, and park restoration. For more information contact Dawnya @ 903-371-7809
*Captain Morgan's Treasure Chest, 1310 Alpine Road(1 1/2 blocks north of Hwy 80) Storage locker treasures, low prices on furniture, appliances and more. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8a-6p. (903) 918-2805.
*Ellis Decor & Garden, 3110 N. Eastman Road, Longview, TX 75605 (903) 663-9111.
*Greggton Antique Mall, 3422 W. Marshall (HWY 80), Longview 75604, (903) 759-9491. Click here visit their web page.
*Miller's Boutique & More, 4303 W. Marshall Ave, Longview 75604 (903) 759-1124
*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.
White Oak, TX
Wills Point, TX
*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.
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.