More on 34 has become an annual weekend of treasure hunting in the Illinois countryside along U.S. Highway 34 for bargain hunters, antique buyers, and collectors from across the United States. Thirteen years, twenty communities, over 100 miles across five counties setting the stage for the granddaddy of all linear yard sales in northern Illinois on Father’s Day weekend, June 16-17, 2017.
You never know what you will find along the way: yard sales, antique shows, craft shows, flea markets, and farmers markets in communities from Galesburg to Aurora. Sales can be found in parking lots, in city parks, and in many yards all along Rt. 34. Sales typically run from 8am-5pm, but some open earlier or remain open later. A few sellers even begin their sales on Thursday and continue through Sunday.
Pat Stier, Bureau County Tourism Council, an original member of the committee, shares this advice: “Most of the sales are held on U.S. Highway 34, but don’t be afraid to venture off the route when you see one of the many signs that says ‘barn sale this way.’” Stier commented, “I’ve been involved since the beginning of More on 34 and it is a great way to experience the Illinois countryside. There is something for everyone in the family, let alone the memories to be made.”
Participating communities along the way are Galesburg, Wataga, Oneida, Altona, Galva, Kewanee, Neponset, Sheffield, Wyanet, Princeton, Dover, LaMoille, Mendota, Earlville, Leland, Somonauk, Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, and Aurora.
Sandwich is a town already known for antique items with over twenty shops downtown, but Timber…
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