News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

May 16, 2013

Historic National Road Yard Sale begins May 29

TERRE HAUTE — Bargains galore are expected along a 824-mile stretch of U.S. 40 as the annual The Historic National Road Yard Sale begins May 29 and continues through June 2

The National Road runs from St. Louis to Baltimore — through Indiana — and this is the 10th year for the far-reaching bargain market to bring attention to America’s first “super highway.”

A new feature — a scavanger hunt — has been added for the adventurous who want to look for obscure trivia in eastern Indiana and western Ohio. In honor of the event’s 10th anniversary, the scavenger hunt begins at 7 a.m. May 31 and wraps up 33 hours later at 3 p.m. June 1.

The 220-mile scavenger hunt and road rally begins at Old Storefront Antiques in Richmond, Ind., and runs west to Greenfield, Ind., and east to Norwich, Ohio. Prizes include a Longaberger basket with gift items from the Licking County, Ohio, Convention and Visitors Bureau, a gift basket from Johnson’s Lamp Shop in South Vienna, Ohio, and a bed and breakfast getaway in Cambridge City.

In the Wabash Valley, vendors will set up booths on grassy lawns and on downtown sidewalks along U.S. 40 during part or all of the five-day event.

In the past, the Friends of Seelyville community group has encouraged local residents to participate in the yard sale as a fundraiser and to show community spirit.

In neighboring Clay County, several vendors are expected along 40 in the Brazil area. And in Putnam County, some booths are expected in the community of Manhattan.

Yard sale organizer Patricia McDaniel, a resident of Dublin, Ind., has published the Historic National Road Yard Sale Cookbook, which is also available at various businesses and booths along U.S. 40.

McDaniel hesitates to call herself the “president” of the yard sale and says she is not part of the Indiana National Road Association, which promotes tourism and travel along U.S. 40, but she does admit to organizing the yard sale for 10 years.

She has contacted many of the businesses and vendors along the highway who have participated in past yard sales, and she knows the hot spots for bargain hunters. Churches in Plainfield usually have booths set up with restrooms and food sales. Several other churches in communities along the highway have found it to be a good fundraiser to rent table or booth space to vendors who don’t live along the well-traveled route.

McDaniel operates Old Store Front Antiques in Dublin, which is near Richmond, and she uses the business’s website at www.old as a clearinghouse for information about the yard sale. She has traveled the National Road route through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Maryland, looking for antique deals and sampling the local cuisine. Rather than compete with traffic and travelers from Memorial Day weekend and the Indianapolis 500, McDaniel has scheduled the yard sale to begin the Wednesday following the holiday.

Anyone wanting more information about the Historic National Road Yard Sale can contact McDaniel via email at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Today in History for April 18th Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station My name is Cocaine Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010