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2023 Town-Wide Yard Sale Sign

Town Wide Yard Sale

October 7, 2023 is the date for the Town Wide Yard Sale in Colonial Beach! Permit fees normally charged by the municipality are waived for this event.

Send an email to Sally at if your household is interested in participating. Your address will be added to the main event map.

Yard Sale

This event is organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Town Wide Yard Sale Best Practices

Price items well in advance of the event. Do not wait until the last minute to write the price tags or stickers.

Use a price sheet for clothing, listing items by line: shorts, pants, tops, sweaters, coats, etc. and post the sheet(s) near where you have the clothing displayed as well as one at the check-out area.

A card reader, through Square or similar vendors is a good thing to have. Yes, there are minimal processing fees but they usually outweigh what you will earn via increased sales. Accepting credit or debit cards is almost essential in today's world. 

Organize all like items together. If you have sofas, lamps and end tables, set up a little Living Room vignette.

Make sure all items are clean and in good condition.

Be prepared for negotiations and have the absolute lowest prices you'd be willing to accept in mind.

Avoid holding items. It is a town wide yard sale and folks should know going in what to expect. If it comes to it, remind the buyer what time the event ends. This will help you avoid holding items for buyers that never return. If they really want the item, they will buy it on the spot.

Have the proper supplies on hand. Here's a list of the items you might consider having available:

  • Calculator
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Change - small bills and coins
  • Transparent, zippered sandwich bags
  • Cooler (for drinks)
  • Music playing
  • Paper clips
  • Pens
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Receipt book
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Sold tags and tags to mark the items that are not for sale
  • String
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Tape measure
  • Tarps and umbrellas

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