Expect a lot of traffic in Escalon on Saturday.
Oct. 4 will be the date this year for the annual citywide yard sale, with individual families, local churches and school groups, even community service organizations joining in to make some money by putting their unwanted items up for sale.
Maps listing the locations of the dozens of local yard and garage sales will be printed and be available starting Thursday, Oct. 2. They will be available at City Hall, on the city website and at a number of locations around town.
The citywide yard sale is just what it says, city officials said, a day with multiple yard, garage and lawn sales all around the Escalon community, starting at 8 a.m. and running until 2:30 p.m. This year marks the 22nd year for the annual fall event.
Officials anticipate over 100 yard sales on Saturday, and shoppers typically come in from throughout the Central Valley, Sonora, even some from the Bay Area.
Escalon Chamber of Commerce officials are also getting involved, as they will be offering yard sale spaces in the city’s Main Street Park at $10 per space, designed especially for those residents living outside the city limits that want to participate in the citywide sale. They can bring their items in and sell them at the centralized park location. Also, the Chamber will be having donuts and coffee to serve, sidewalk chalk will be available for youngsters and there are five barbecue pits available for use in the park as well. Spaces for the sale day in the park will be at least 20 feet by 20 feet. Contact the Chamber at 838-2793 to reserve a space.