Garage Sale: Tips and Trips

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Yard sales offer a thrifty way to treasure hunt in your own community for unexpected finds.

Here is a list of some of the most interesting yard sales in the region


Central New York

The “World’s Largest Yard Sale” is hosted at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort on June 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discover flea market finds, antiques, crafts and yard sale items.

The Route 90 Garage Sale spans 50 miles from Montezuma to Homer the last weekend of July, rain or shine. This route is also a designated New York State Scenic Byway, so anticipate a lovely drive along Cayuga Lake. Many local organizations host food sales
as fundraisers.



The self-proclaimed “World’s Largest Garage Sale” is in Warrensburg held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Rain or shine, the sale goes on. In addition to 100-plus individual yard sales, street vendors of food, crafts and specialty foods and beverages offer their wares.


Western New York

The Great American Garage Sales in Clarence run through fall: June 4, Jul. 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and Oct. 1. If you like antiques, these are not to miss as several antique shops are represented. The vendors arrive at dawn and leave by mid-afternoon, so arrive early enough to snap up the best deals.

Billed as Rochester’s “Most Prestigious Garage Sale,” the Gallery Council presents its Art & Treasures Sale June 9-11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this year. Browse antiques, fine art, jewelry, china, pottery, porcelain, silver, crystal, housewares, coffee table art books, and small furniture items. If you want a sneak peak, register for the preview night, June 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $20.

Fairport Yard Sale Weekend runs June 16-18 with more than 150 sales, food trucks and food vendors.