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75-kilometre yard sale set for West Colchester and beyond

The 75-km yard sale is West Colchester is set for this Saturday and Sunday, between Onslow and Parrsboro.
The 75-kilometre yard sale is set for this Saturday and Sunday along Highway 2 between Onslow and Parrsboro. - Contributed
GREAT VILLAGE, N.S. —

Antique and bargain hunters take note – it’s time again for the annual 75-kilometre yard sale along Highway 2 from Onslow to Parrsboro.

“Everybody has a fun time with it,” said participant and antique dealer Clair Peers of Great Village. “It’s a popular thing.”

The extended yard sale is set for this Saturday and Sunday.

The event typically draws thousands of bargain hunters and vendors from across the province and beyond who set up stands in each community along the way and at roadside where possible.

Some vendors are even tucked away on the side streets and roads off Highway 2.

“Watch for signs,” Peers said. “It might be where you find some real goodies.”

This is the seventh year for the yard sale. While it has no overall management, the event is sponsored by the shops in Great Village.

“It just seems to grow each year,” Peers said.

Vendors are offered a chance to recycle old items instead of throwing them out while raising some extra cash, and it provides additional business to the merchants along the way through food and fuel sales and even overnight lodging.

While there is no set starting time, Peers said most vendors are usually set up by 8 a.m., although he has seen some out as early as 7 a.m.

On a safety note, Peers urged all motorists and pedestrians to be on constant alert as traffic is expected to be heavy and slow.

“Pay attention, be courteous, take your time,” he said.

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