EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - The Historic U.S. 80 Hi-Way Sale began Friday October 18 and runs through October 20th .
Mary Ramos with the The East Texas Tourism Association, says the annual event draws crowds from far and wide looking for a bargain.
Organized to promote and increase tourism trade and traffic along historic US 80, the first coast-to-coast, all-weather highway in America, the 2,400 mile route begins in Savannah, Ga., makes its way through East Texas and concludes in San Diego, California.
The three-state event will cover a 392 mile route – one of the nation's longest –from Mesquite, TX through Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi.
"We intend to keep the name and legacy alive," said Ramos, "There will be hundreds of sales going on…more than you can shop in a day. This is a great fund-raising opportunity for churches, civic clubs and individuals."
The event is part of ETTA's 24 year effort to draw attention to the byways of its region. Each city along the US 80 route will be responsible for its part in the Hwy 80 Sale.
News of the sale is spreading among antique car, motorcycle, RV clubs and flea market enthusiast. While shoppers will be searching for great deals, cities along the route hope they find the highway's more permanent treasures, such as bed and breakfasts, motels, restaurants, and historical sites.
Click here for more locations and additional information on the Hwy 80 garage sale.