Dixie Highway Yard Sale

The Dixie Highway Yard Sale is a 90 mile along the historic Dixie Highway starting in Ringgold, Georgia and ending in Marietta. The yard sale is a celebration of the communities along the route and the revitalization of the Dixie Highway. The yard sale passes through eleven communities in all, including Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Emerson, Cartersville, Cassville, Adairsville, Calhoun, Resaca, Dalton, Rocky Face, Tunnel Hill and Ringgold. The yard sale takes place the first weekend in June and begins at 8am on each day.

In Marietta, the premier location this year will be at the Marietta Museum of History, located just off Marietta Square.  The museum will be selling books, home decor, vintage items, clothing, and more.  Also included are items that have been removed from the collection because they do not fulfill the Museum’s mission – such as ski pins, souvenir spoons, military memorabilia.  Proceeds benefit care of the Museum’s permanent collection.

Marietta Museum of History Address:
Tumlin Community Room (1st Floor of museum)
1 Depot Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Marietta Museum of History Hours:
Friday, June 3rd, 2017 from 10am to 9pm
Saturday June 4th, 2017 from 10am to 4pm

Please note that the Dixie Highway Yard Sale takes place on the two lane Dixie Highway, also known as “Old 41” and is a completely different road than the four lane newer Highway 41.

Dixie Highway Yard Sale

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    • Sounds like you went the right way on the wrong road. The Dixie Highway was planned in 1914 as a way to connect the Midwest with the Southern United States. The highway passed directly through downtown communities from Marietta to Adairsville. In 1925, when the government began the establishment of an interstate highway system, roads were renamed using numerical designations with odd numbers for north-south routes and even numbers for east-west routes. The Dixie Highway in Georgia became part of U.S. Route 41. About 20 years later, construction began on a new four lane highway that bypassed the downtowns of Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Emerson, Cartersville, and Adairsville. The new 4 lane highway was named Highway 41, and the old U.S. Route 41/Dixie Highway became known as “Old 41.” To make a long story short, you were on Highway 41 and the Dixie Highway Yard Sale was on the Dixie Highway/OLD 41.

    • Hi Howard,
      Yes, there are signs that mark the Dixie Highway (Old 41) that look like the sign in the picture at the top of this article. Also in general terms, and there may be exceptions, the new highway 41 is a 4 lane divided highway that bypasses the downtown areas of each town while the old highway 41 is a two lane road that goes through the center of downtown areas.

  1. Marietta,

    Can you adivse who we can contact for more information on where the Marietta yard sale location will be?

    • Hi AOTECH,

      When we went last year, we did not see much activity along the Dixie Highway until we got to Kennesaw closer to Acworth. We would suggest calling the event organizers for more information at 1-800-733-2280.

      Perhaps some of our visitors can comment and provide more information on this subject.

  2. Yes, we would like to come up and travel the old 41. will there be activities in Marietta or shoul we by pass it and go above there.

  3. According to the Marietta Welcome Center, the City of Marietta is not planning any official events for the Dixie Highway Yard Sale in 2010. Residents along the highway are free to participate, however the majority of the activity will likely start around downtown Kennesaw where they have opened the depot parking lot with room for 80 booths.

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