Jonesborough is an old town, but its townwide yard sale can always be counted on for something new and different.
“In past years, we’ve had everything from glow in the dark toilet seats, which kind of make sense when you think about it, to vintage cars,” Jeff Gurley, owner of The Lollipop Shop, said.
The sale is set to run Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the sidewalks up and down Boone and Main streets from the Visitors Center through the downtown business district, and at businesses and private homes throughout Jonesborough.
Downtown merchants will bring their merchandise outdoors for a sidewalk sale. More than 40 private vendors, including a few craftsmen and artisans, have signed up to display their wares. Second-hand treasures up for sale will include antique furniture, collectable items, housewares and clothing. Vendor slots will be available through Friday.
Held each spring and fall, Gurley said the sales have been going on for more than 15 years and typically attract a couple of hundred shoppers.
Construction in the downtown district will be suspended. Jonesborough’s Saturday morning farmer’s market will be up and running at the side of courthouse. The town’s weekly cash mob party will start at 11 a.m. at Jonesborough Art Glass, located just across the street from the courthouse at 101 E. Main St.
“We’re going to show off our fancy new sidewalks,” Gurley said. “Anyone and everyone is welcomed.”
Vendor slots are $15 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot spot on the sidewalk and may be reserved by calling Gurley at 913-2663.
Proceeds will go the Jonesborough Merchants Association to help stage Jonesborough’s St. Nick events in December and to purchase gifts for Washington County children in need.