Roller Coaster Yard Sale

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The Roller Coaster Yard Sale, sometimes referred to as the Roller Coaster Fair, is an outdoor second-hand sale held annually for three days beginning the first Thursday in October. It takes place along several US and state routes in southern Kentucky and northern middle Tennessee.

Event description and history[edit]

The event was started by Sarah Ann Bowers in 1986. The reason that Bowers started the event is that she wanted to improve the beautiful Cordell Hull Highway (KY Routes 63 & 90 in Barren County) and needed to prove that the road was very well traveled in the area.[1] In 2001, over 140,000 travelers visited the area from miles around just to take in yard sales along the specific routes.

In 2002, the yard sale routes extended into Clay, Overton, and Pickett counties in Middle Tennessee. Soon after that US 127 in Clinton County, Kentucky and Kentucky Route 90 from Clinton County through Burkesville to Glasgow and Cave City, Kentucky were added to the Roller Coaster Fair itinerary to make the event go completely around the Dale Hollow Lake area.[2]

The current yard sale route for this event, in terms of mileage, in the present day, totals about 159 miles (255 km), covering five counties in Kentucky and three counties in Tennessee.

Roller Coaster Fair's designated routes[edit]

The Roller Coaster Fair takes place at several booths located along these routes listed below.

South-Central Kentucky (Leg 1)[edit]

Middle Tennessee[edit]

South-Central Kentucky (Leg 2)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leah French. "Roller Coaster Yard Sale - Kentucky and Tennessee". Home. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Park City Daily News - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "City of Glasgow". Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "30th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale". The Soundtrack of America, Made in Tennessee. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Festivalnet FNO. "FNO Member Access - Festivals, Artists, Crafters, Musicians, Services: Login". Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

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