Miles and Miles of Bargains!
The Historic U.S. 80 Hi-Way Sale that's about to rise along the right-of- way from Mississippi to Mesquite is more than a garage sale. It's an opportunity. An opportunity for cities and businessess along the Hwy to take advantage of what most of us yearn for.... getting a good bargain and bringing tourist to town. This year's Fall sale is October 19th, 20th & 21st. Each city along Hwy 80 is responsible for rallying the businesses and sellers to participate. You may drive for miles and not see anyone hawking thier wares and then stumble on a treasure trove of deals. A list of businesses participating can be found on the East to West Tourism website (www.EastTexasGuide) and is updated often. Its a great place to start.
Organized by East Texas Tourism Association 22 years ago to
promote and increase tourism trade and traffic along historic US 80.
Hwy 80 is the first coast-to-coast, all-weather highway in America.
The 2,400 mile route begins in Savannah, Ga., makes its way through
East Texas and concludes in San Diego, California.
“We had numerous calls from out of state during the April sale
from people looking for the best place to start shopping,” said
Mary Ramos, Executive Director of East Texas Tourism. “They were
looking for hotels or RV parks along the way.”
There will be hundreds of sales going on in pockets all along the route. This is a great fund-raising opportunity for churches, civic clubs and individuals. The event is part of ETTA’s 22 year effort to draw attention to the byways of its region. Each city along the US 80 route will be responsible for its part in the Hwy 80 Sale. Hwy 80 Sale marketing packages including posters, sale signs and information are available at East Texas Tourism, 421 N. Center, Suite A, Longview, TX 75601. This is also a great weekend to display antique cars & motorcycles. Many of the car clubs & RV clubs plan events around the weekend. While shoppers will be searching for great deals, cities along the route hope they find the highway’s more permanent treasures, such as bed and breakfasts, motels, restaurants, and historical sites.
A list of cities & businesses participating along US80 will be available on the website at www.easttexasguide.com or www.us80sale.com. For more information on the US 80 Sale or to be included as a vendor on the website contact East Texas Tourism at firstname.lastname@example.org. Antique Car, Motorcycle and RV clubs are also welcome to send details on events planned for the weekend