US 11 Antique Alley 2023
May 18 – 21
Explore the backroads and enjoy the US 11 Antique Alley and Yard Sale! Over 30,000 visitors travel the 502-mile route shopping for antiques and collectibles. The route spans five states from Meridian, Mississippi through Birmingham, Alabama to Dade County, Georgia on to Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee and finally Bristol, Virginia.
Discover historic cities and charming downtowns along the way. Each community may have 100 booths or more as merchants set up on courthouse squares, residential lawns and fields, and antique storefronts.
Started in 1997, US 11 Antique Alley is held annually on a four-day weekend after Mother’s Day. Hours are loose, but sunrise is a common start time. Anticipate a variety of goods – from metal gliders and wrought iron patio furniture to garden accessories and architectural salvage. You may pick up Coca-Cola memorabilia and signage, railroad lanterns and model cars, cameras and instruments.
Artisans are on site too. Look for primitive art, pottery, sculpture, or new and vintage quilts. And – of course – food! The South is known for barbecue, fried chicken, boiled peanuts, sweet tea and craft beers.
Antiques come first, but many towns plan special events along the Alley. Country bands and bluegrass pickers play music in mountainside parks. Or catch a drive-in movie at the world’s largest outdoor theater in Trenton, Georgia.
US 11 Antique Alley is a lively festival from start to finish. Indeed, hundreds of vendors make this sale too good to miss!