Bargains Galore On 64 Underway, Despite Rain

(KFSM)- Yard sales of every kind are set up for 160 miles along Highway 64, from Fort Smith to Beebe, Arkansas.

"We have about seven tens that we set up, and we come prepared for the weather," seller Scott Dean said. "We knew it was probably going to rain, and we've got tons of tarps that we cover up."

After the rain on Friday, some sellers covered their tables with tarps, but others said the rain chances this weekend won't stop them.

"I don't think it's going to rain continuously," seller, Cody Gilmore said. "I hope not. I hope it's just thunder-showers. If it does, we'll cover up, wait the rain out, and then uncover it and take off again."

Cody Gilmore believes the items he's selling are worth braving the rain.

"I've prayed that it's not going to rain on Highway 64," Gilmore said. "We need the rain, so it's going to rain everywhere else."

But, just in case it does rain, sellers are prepared.

"We want more people," Dean said. "I think the weather scared them away, but we're ready for it. So, come on out, and see what we've got. There's a lot of things to be seen on 64 Galore this year."

Bargains Galore on 64 will be open until 8 p.m. on Saturday (August 13). The commission urges people to drive friendly this weekend on Highway 64 as people will be walking along the shoulders of the road.

For more information about the yearly event, visit their website.