Byway-Long Garage $ale

Cruise up and down our 287-mile long Byway to shop at the garage sales on May 1-2, 2015. Look for the RED BALLOONS!


If you would like to have a garage sale, put up RED BALLOONS with your signage along the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway to attract customers.


Look for the RED BALLOONS as you enjoy the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway on May 3rd!

City-wide garage sales (that we know about) are taking place in:

  • Arlington
  • Fairfax
  • Granite Falls
  • Henderson

 But look for sales all along the byway!

Our goal is to get people out-and-about along the 287-mile long Byway to learn about our natural and historic sites. To help achieve that goal, we hope to have people participate by hosting a garage sale and for the public to patronize those sales. Get out and enjoy a spring day along the Byway!

There is no formal structure to this operation. There is no license, fees, paperwork or anything else involved other than a coordination of the first full weekend in May. We have publicized this at various City Halls, Chambers of Commerce, at various other community garage sales and other outlets along the Byway. We will announce the date, do some publicity and then let the buyers and sellers find each other!

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  1. When actually is the sale? One place it states the sale is May 1 & 2 & another place it states the sale is May 3rd.

  2. This would be a great idea if the people who live along the Scenic Byway were informed of it. It would be pretty hard to pull a good sale together with this short of notice. 4/8 Maybe next year.

    • Kristi Fernholz says

      It has been hard to get the word out. We’d be glad if you could do it next year; we hope it grows each year. Thanks for the input!

    • Kristi Fernholz says

      We’ve decided to not do a byway long garage sale in 2016. Instead, we will promote all city-wide sales along the byway in 2016. Thanks for your understanding!

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