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Endless Yard Sale set for Friday, Saturday

Posted on June 11, 2022

Updated on June 13, 2022

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Shoppers will be back this year looking for treasures at the 301 Endless Yard Sale set for June 17-18.

Drew C. Wilson | Times file photo

Shoppers will be back this year looking for treasures at the 301 Endless Yard Sale set for June 17-18.

This year’s 301 Endless Yard Sale is set for Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, along U.S. 301 in Nash, Wilson, Halifax, Johnston and Harnett counties. 

The annual event takes place along the 100-mile plus stretch of highway, offering deals, antiques, collectibles, DIY furniture, crafts and more.

Celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary this year, the regional yard sale attracts more than 15,000 shoppers and more than 2,500 vendors every year to sell or buy. People often stay overnight in the area to take advantage of the two full days of the sale, organizers say, with hopes of covering the entire 100-plus miles. 

Locations for vendors are posted on the 301endlessyard.com website, which prior to and during the sale will see more than 100,000 unique visitors. Another source of information for shoppers is the Facebook page.

“The five visitors bureaus work together to promote the event, encourage vendor locations and keep an open line of communication between local stores, restaurants, residents and county officials,” said Ashby Brame, director of marketing and public relations for the Johnston County Visitors Bureau. “But we’re just the middleman for the sale. Really, we could probably step out of the way and everyone would still show up. People are very enthusiastic about this sale.”

Shoppers interested in participating can visit www.301endlessyardsale.com or follow the Facebook page.

Cemetery cleanup

SPRING HOPE — The Friends of the Oakdale Cemetery is holding a volunteer work day 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18.

Organizers are asking volunteers to bring gloves, rakes, clippers or just yourself and enjoy the fellowship.

Any and all participation is appreciated.

Enjoy outdoor summer concerts

WILSON — The summer concert series at the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum continues through July with weekly outdoor concerts starting at 6 p.m. If you plan to attend the free event, take a lawn chair and visit while you enjoy the entertainment.

The museum is located at 1202 Nash St. SE. Performers scheduled are June 19: The Soul Rhythm and Groove Band; June 26: Karaoke night; July 3: Sons of Zion; July 10: The Gospel Stars; July 17: Tony Jonez; July 24: Beverly Fields Burnette, poet and storyteller; July 31: Dianna Tuffin, jazz artist.

City summer concert series set

ROCKY MOUNT — Different music acts will take the stage this summer during the Downtown Live! summer concert series.

Here’s the lineup for this summer’s concert series: June 30: Band of Oz; July 14: The Main Event Band; July 28: North Tower; Aug. 11: Liquid Pleasure; and Aug. 25: East Coast R&B Band. The concert series will conclude Sept. 8 with a special performance by Jim Quick and Coastline in the Rocky Mount Event Center.

Each show is set for 6 p.m. on the Imperial Centre lawn.

Admission to Downtown Live! is free. Gates open at 5 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

Downtown Live! is presented by PNC and hosted by the city of Rocky Mount. Lidl is the premier sponsor. Other sponsors include Suddenlink, Chick-fil-A and the John Hackney Agency.

Watch movies in the park

ROCKY MOUNT — Enjoy free family entertainment at the city’s monthly Lawn Chair Theatre on the Imperial Centre lawn.

The fun begins at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Lawn Chair Theatre is presented by PNC, sponsored by Lidl and hosted by the city of Rocky Mount. This summer’s movie lineup for Lawn Chair Theatre includes “Luca” on July 8; “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on Aug. 12; and “Sing 2” on Sept. 9. For more information, visit https://imperialcentre.org.

Spaulding hosts open house

SPRING HOPE — The Spaulding Family Resource Center is celebrating the return to its original campus with an open house for Building A 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. The Spaulding Family Resource Center is located at 600 South Pine Street in Spring Hope. For more information call 252-478-5705. The center’s website is spauldingfamilyresourcecenter.org.

National Pumpkin Festival on horizon

SPRING HOPE — The 50th annual Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival is set for Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1. Sponsored by the Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce, the two-day event will be held downtown around Depot Park. Vendor forms are online for download: https://www.visitspringhope.com/participate-festival.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR listings are published as a public service of The Enterprise. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday for each Wednesday’s edition. Email listings to lkay@springhopeenterprise.com with “Community Calendar” in the subject line.

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