Yard sales, flea markets, garage sales all along Route 34 on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15
PRINCETON — Visitors can shop till they drop during the annual “More on 34” event, which will be held this year on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, Father's Day weekend.
Bargain hunters delight in this annual event, which features yard sales, flea markets, garage sales and special events all along Route 34 from Aurora to Galesburg.
In Bureau County, sales are planned in Neponset, Sheffield, Wyanet, Princeton, Dover and LaMoille. Outside of Bureau County, drivers can expect to find sales and events in towns along Route 34 from Galesburg to Aurora.
People are advised to watch for signs along the route indicating local sales. Some people start at one end of the route early on Friday and stay overnight at the motels in Princeton, as it is about halfway, before finishing the second half of the route on Saturday. Most sales open early and continue to at least 5 p.m.
The Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton hosts a two-day garage sale on Friday and Saturday with lots of vendors and food stands inside and outside the exhibit halls. Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
This is a good spot to stop for lunch and cold drinks, with clean restrooms and plenty of seating inside. Admission and parking are free. Those who want to sell or have questions may visit the fair’s website at www.bureaucountyfair.com or call 815-303-2905 to reserve a selling space. Indoor and outdoor spaces are still available.
The Princeton Farmer’s Market will be set up on South Main Street next to the Apollo Theater from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Stop and take home some of the freshest veggies, cut flowers, fresh eggs and baked goods around.
The Summer Solstice shopping event begins at 4 p.m. Friday, June 14 on Main Street in Princeton, featuring fine food, drinks, free trolley rides and shopping adventures in the city's two Main Street shopping districts — the Art District’s unique shops on the north end, and the many new shops on the south end.
Many of the More on 34 shoppers return the following week to walk Main Street and visit and shop those stores. A free trolley ride will take people from one end of Main Street to the other on Saturday.
Wyanet is holding townwide garage sales during the weekend along with a cookout at the Wyanet Locker that will benefit the “Buddy Bags” program. The menu includes grilled pork chop or steak sandwiches.
The LaMoille Lions Club will be having sales set up in their club building, which is located at 308 Howard St. Call 815-488-2098 for information. Watch for signs around LaMoille for some new sale locations.
In Sheffield, watch for flowers and plants for sale.
There will be sales in yards, garages and parking lots along the route. Some sales open early on Thursday, and some will still be open on Sunday. For a list of sellers, check the More on 34 Bureau County Facebook page.
Those who would like to list sales or events can send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates, locations and a few of the items available for sale.