Fifteen historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the most spectacular garage sale around!
Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the river road – Minnesota or Wisconsin – rain or shine. Mississippi Valley Partners sponsors the 100-mile Garage Sale. The 100 Mile Garage Sale extends from Winona north to Hastings on the Minnesota side of the River and Fountain City north to Prescott on the Wisconsin side of the River. Thousands of individuals and businesses participate with their own garage sales, often whole neighborhoods. While there are no maps indicating the exact location of the individual sales they are very easy to find and are identified by signage and pink balloons or ribbons. Many of the people who visit our Region for the garage sale weekend start on Thursday and stay until Sunday morning. They often comment that they attended half of the sales that they saw. You won’t have any problem what-so-ever finding as many garage sales as you feel like attending!
Follow the trail marked with colored balloons or ribbons of participating sales and you’ll find deals, steals and fun. Don’t miss it!