Shoppers will soon unite for deals upon deals now that July is here and the traditional event everyone waits for is on its way.
For many, the World’s Largest Garage Sale is a tradition and a must-do when coming to town every July and this year it will continue like the years past.
On July 16-17, the community-wide event will take place for all who want to participate.
Chris Deal, Chairman and CEO of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce, said during the Virtual Chamber Breakfast last Thursday, the yard sale began 36 years ago in 1985.
“It’s really organic and kind of an opportunity for people to just come into the community and have fun,” Deal said.
The World’s Largest Garage Sale falls the same weekend as a concert.
“Josh Boland is having a concert at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center,” Deal said.
According to Deal, people begin to shop on July 15.
In the past, the World’s Largest Yard Sale started as a way for families to get some back to school shopping in early. Many traditions started here because of this reason.
“It’s in July, it was for a calculated reason — Christmas in July and early back to school shopping,” Deal said.
The tradition has grown and become so much more over the past years.
Merchants are encouraged to run specials, whether it’s like they did in the past by running specials in their store or setting merchandise on the sidewalk.
Deal said this type of event usually brings thousands of people into Duncan.
Anyone wishing to get involved can do so, though they should contact City of Duncan to see if permits or anything like that are required for where they plan to host the sale.
Anyone wishing to advertise their garage sale can contact The Duncan Banner at 580-255-5354 and direct their calls to classifieds.
The Duncan Banner is located at 811 W. Main Street.