Started in 1997, US 11 Antique Alley is held annually on the four-day weekend after Mother’s Day. Anticipate a variety of goods. In past years buyers found Mid Century metal gliders and wrought iron patio furniture, garden accessories and architectural salvage. Pick up Coca-Cola memorabilia and signage, railroad lanterns and model cars, cameras and instruments.
Artisans are on site, too! Look for jars of local honey, funky sculptural artwork and crochet designs. Prices range, but watch for new and vintage quilts.
Of course, food is a highway yard sale perk. The region is known for buttery corn on the cob, fried chicken, barbecue, boiled peanuts, sweet tea and craft beers.
Antiques come first, but 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!