City-wide garage sales are May 5

Published 10:02 am Friday, April 20, 2012

Graphic by Colby Hansen

Cheryl Corey said garage sale enthusiasts have been asking since February about this year’s city-wide sale, which is Saturday, May 5.

“It’s been a really nice community event that people have been watching for,” said the Austin Convention and Visitors’ Bureau executive director.

The 10th annual official Austin city-wide garage sale, which is organized by the Austin Daily Herald, had over 40 sales last year. By taking part in the official garage sale, participants get their ad in the Herald May 3 and 4 on a map and list of sales; in an interactive map on the Herald’s website homepage for a week before the sales; on the Herald’s Facebook page and Twitter feed; and the benefit of being a part of a large garage sale event.

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“You never know what other people are looking for,” Corey said. “A lot of people are looking to consignment shops and garage sales to see what they can make use of.”

With 10 lines for $10, list your sale, along with whatever gems have been hiding around the house. Bolster your ad with borders for an extra $1, or a STOP sign for an extra $2.

Return the form and automatically be entered for a chance to win Chanhassen dinner theater tickets or a Perkins pie.

The deadline for ads is Tuesday, May 1. Call 507-437-8644 for more information.

Find the form here.