Out with the Old theme for Tree Streets Yard Sale

Hannah Swayze • Updated Sep 10, 2017 at 9:57 AM

Out with the old.

That seemed to be the motto for the sellers at the Tree Streets Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday.

"It's not your normal yard sale," said Sara Hacker, a resident of the historic neighborhood who has been selling at the yard sale for eight years.

The yard sale is where those who live in Johnson City’s Tree Streets neighborhood, have one giant yard sale in the fall. According to the neighborhood's website, Johnson City police estimate that more than 15,000 people from across the region attend every year.

But the Tree Streets Yard sale is not just a yard sale. Multiple sellers can take up one yard with tables, rugs and items large and small all across the grass.

Walking through the neighborhood, buyers Saturday perused a massive variety items from dish ware to clothing to furniture to jet skis to four-wheelers and bowling balls.

One Telford man was even selling an array of mounted deer heads, all of which he had hunted himself.

An array of food was also being sold, cooked in the front yards of various home. Breakfast foods, pizza and hot dogs were among many options on Saturday.

Some musicians played music for tips and some sellers had pottery and other handmade items while others raised money for charity. 

For many, the yard sale's popularity is a way to get rid of the things that are just taking up space. And with the crowds, sellers are constantly doing business.

"I've been lucky I've sold most of the big stuff," Tim Trent said. He was one of four selling his items at a neighbor's house. "The little stuff I'll just donate it. It's a good way to clean out your house. It's like extra spring cleaning."

For more information and upcoming events in the Tree Streets neighborhood, visit www.tree-streets.com.

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