Shop an island wide garage sale on Put-in-Bay this weekend

Looking to get rid of some unwanted items or to find some great deal? The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce has you covered with an annual event that is both a shopper’s and seller’s dream.
Amanda Amsel
May 16, 2013

“Homeowners and businesses clean out their attics and products from last year and sell them during the community wide yard sale,” said Maggie Beckford, executive director of the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce. “Any resident or business can sell their items during the event.”

Want to go?
: Island Wide Garage Sale on Put-in-Bay
WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 18
WHERE: Throughout Put-in-Bay

On average around 40 to 50 different homes and businesses participate in the yard sale, giving shoppers an opportunity to buy a wide range of items.

Some of the items that are sold during the sale include furniture, island memorabilia and household items.

“Because there are so many homes and businesses that participate the chamber prints a map of all the places hosting yard sales,” Beckford said. “The map is always printed the Friday before the sale and passed out Friday evening.”

However, some places decide last minute to participate in the sale, so all yard sales may not be listed on the map.

Attracting many locals each year, the event is a shopper’s dream because they can go to a large amount of yard sales without driving hundreds of miles.

“People like to go to garage sales all day and sometimes they have to drive long distances to find sales,” Beckford said. “Our island is small, so you do not have to drive far to go to a lot of yard sales. You can hit a lot of sales in a short amount of time.”

The yard sale also prompts being green because it encourages people to recycle old items they do not want.

“It is a really fun event and you can find some really interesting items,” Beckford said. “So come find some great deals and explore the island.”

The chamber will be hosting the Island Wide Garage Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 throughout the island. For more info go to