The 2016 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will be held on May 27-29 and has expanded in scope and scale with a new promotional website showcasing garage sales located on a 200-mile “trail” stretching from Malone to Speculator, and Old Forge to Newcomb.
The regional garage sale originated in 2010 when Long Lake linked up with Old Forge, Inlet and Indian Lake to promote 70 miles of garage sales. The expanded event was initiated by Hamilton County in partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.
“We’ve developed an interactive website that will showcase garage sale locations, and allow sellers to list sale items along with an unlimited number of photos to enhance their listing,” said Michelle Clement, Tupper Lake & Hamilton County Marketing Manager. “Signing up is easy and it’s free.”
Participating communities include Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Childwold, Newcomb, and Speculator.
Each community will also have a printed map to hand out during the event with mapped Garage Sale locations based on the website data. Participants can click here for more information and to register individual sale locations.
I love garage sales,rummage sales,estate sales,etc.. One never knows what one might find at them. I met an elder gent at the Adirondack Museum Library a few years ago who showed me a photo of a painting that he had paid $5. for at a rummage sale. It was an oil and initially he had a sneaking suspicion that it was a Winslow Homer piece. It took a few years to be finally recognized as a piece of art that Homer had probably made for a friend. It was nailed to a post in a barn,the nail actually going through the art. This elder gent was getting ready to sell as he was aging and the $500,000 that he was offered he just could not resist. That’s $495,995 more than what he paid for it. I learned something about the art world through this man….that as soon as this piece was in the hands of the buyer the price was immediately going to go up to a million dollars. I found an Eric Sloane book at a garage sale (one of his more uncommon books) that I paid .25 cents for. Inside on the front leaf was a piece of art he had drawn with his signature beneath. Value? At least $145. I kept the book. One just never knows.
What’s the website???