Wow what year. Travel for the World's Longest Yard Sale was up this year. Statistic say that the businesses that are seeing an increase this year are and type of second hand shop. 2009 brought more people out to the sale than last year and had economic impact in our area of over $4.5 million. Events like this help tourism and vacation home rentals. The whole area can count on several days of rentals when an event like a yard sale comes through your area.
If you are in a vacation rental area, I would recommend that you pick a weekend to make it an annual event to have a yard sale down your road. Towns or communities that have started and event like this has noticed an increase in attendance each year. It provide for yet another time that you can fill those vacation rentals up and expose the area to new buyers for second home vacation rentals.