More on 34 starts today, and will officially take place through tomorrow. “From Aurora to Galesburg” is the slogan.
The essentially giant yard sale will take place across the span of 100 miles in over 20 communities.
Henry County Tourism Director Cathy Foes, says the event is in its 10th year this year. She tells Galesburg’s Evening News on WGIL, that communities have continued to grow it since it began in 2005.
“The first year was a huge success,” says Foes. “I was actually a vendor that year and there were tons of people everywhere, so in the three subsequent years, we decided to grow it all the way from Galesburg to Aurora in the next three years. That’s where it stands now.”
This weekend, a number of local areas will have sales along Route 34. In addition to Galesburg, those include areas such as Wataga, Oneida, Kewanee and Galva. Sales will normally be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Foes says some vendors will likely continue selling Sunday as well.