It happens twice a year - the first Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October: The Addison Community Garage Sale! Shoppers come from far and wide for this semi-annual event.
Any resident of the town can reserve one "booth" per Addison address under the tent in the Sam's Club parking lot by submitting $20 and proof of residency (water bill, tax notice, lease agreement, drivers license) to the Town of Addison Environmental Services Department. You get a table and 2 chairs, but you can bring more tables, clothes racks, display stands, saw horses and planks, you name it.
While selling unwanted "stuff" can be fun and profitable, I'd much rather browse through my neighbors' castoffs and junque.
Officially, set-up begins at 6:30 am and the wise shopper will be there that early, too. Technically, the event opens to the public at 8:00 am (til 2:00 pm), but the best stuff goes fast, sometimes even before it is fully unpacked. Last year I picked up a pair of Italian Laticino lamps from the 1950s for $10 for the pair, well before the 8:00 am start time. And I've seen neighbors sell out all they brought and head home by 11:00.
You don't have to live in Addison to shop the garage sale, so come one, come all! See you under the tent in the Sam's Club parking lot, 4150 Belt Line Road, Addison TX 75001 on May 3rd, rain or shine!