43 miles of U.S. 11 will be crawling with sales this weekend

The Shenandoah Valley-Herald

About 2,000 to 3,000 bargain enthusiasts are expected to make like caterpillars during the 12th Route 11 Yard Crawl on Saturday.

Starting at 7 a.m., the annual daylong yard sale event will stretch 43 miles along U.S. 11 from Stephens City to New Market. Sponsors include the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, Lord Fairfax Community College and Route 11 Potato Chips.

Sales of furniture, clothes, antiques and other items will line front yards and storefronts all along the crawl’s route, with larger venues like Massanutten Military Academy, the Edinburg Mill and the Shenandoah Valley Flea Market hosting larger clusters.

With so many shoppers on the road, the county is teaming with the chamber to ensure safety and smooth traffic.

For the third straight year, shoppers who send their phone numbers to Cheri Wright, the chamber’s executive director, will receive a text message and prerecorded call from the Department of Emergency Communications if inclement weather hits or an accident occurs on U.S. 11 or Interstate 81.

In a new promotion this year, the chamber is holding a yard sale sign contest. Vendors with the most creative sign advertising their wares will receive a Yard Crawl T-shirt and a photo on the crawl’s Facebook page until next year’s event.

For more information about the Yard Crawl, visit To up for the dispatch alerts, email phone numbers to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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