Lake City is the right in the epicenter of this event which invites fifteen historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the most spectacular garage sale around! In 2022 the sale is typically scheduled for the first weekend in May.
Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the river road – Minnesota or Wisconsin – rain or shine. Mississippi Valley Partners sponsors the 100-mile Garage Sale. The 100 Mile Garage Sale extends from Winona north through Lake City to Red Wing on the Minnesota side of the River and Fountain City north to Prescott on the Wisconsin side of the River. Thousands of individuals and businesses participate with their own garage sales, often whole neighborhoods.
While there are no maps indicating the exact location of the individual sales they are very easy to find and are identified by signage and pink balloons or ribbons.