Let the bargain hunting begin: List of citywide yard sales
Annual citywide yard sales prompt residents to clean out their closets for a little extra cash or to raise money for special projects.
This year's events will kick off next weekend the popular Rogue Valley Manor Sale debuting at a new location and a new spot on the calendar.
Rogue Valley Manor Sale
The three-day sale will be at The Expo this year, thanks to remodeling at the Medford Armory, with an expansive offering of everything from electronics to household furnishings and clothes.
The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, April 22-24, at 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Proceeds will benefit residents and the Rogue Valley Manor Foundation. For details and a layout of the sale, see rvmmanorsale.org.
Eagle Point's 16th annual Spring Yard Sale will be held at the Eagle Point Golf Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Residents will host sales throughout the area that weekend, so be sure to check main streets and side streets throughout the city and watch for signs.
Talent and Central Point
Talent will host its annual citywide sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, though some sales often stay open later. Hosted by Talent Elementary School's Outdoor Discovery Program, the event will include a bake sale at 309 W. Main St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Maps of individual sale locations will be available starting May 1 at Ray's Food Place, 215 E. Wagner St. For more information, call 541-601-1195.
Central Point will hold its annual citywide yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the same day as Talent. An "official address list," along with an electronic map with the addresses plotted out for easy navigation, will be available the Tuesday before the sale on the city's website at www.centralpointoregon.gov/parksrec/page/city-wide-yard-sales, and at City Hall, 140 S.Third St.
Gold Hill and Phoenix
The Gold Hill Bark Park garage sale will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at the United Methodist Church, 416 Dardanelles St. The sale is a fundraiser for construction of a dog park. For details, or to help with the bark park, see www.facebook.com/groups/1853606744866312 or www.gofundme.com/rfu8yxfg
People who want to donate items can drop them off at the church between 4 and 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, or beginning at 6:30 a.m. on sale day.
The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will host a citywide sale from sunup to sundown the same day as Gold Hill.
In addition to yard sales around town, the Phoenix Garden Club’s annual Scholarship Fundraising Plant Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ray's Market, 735 Main St. The sale will include annuals, perennials, herbs and pollinator plants.
For bookworms, the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., will host a sale of books, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Second St., will hold a sale to support programs for a planned community center.
Residents or businesses in the city who plan to host a sale can sign up for inclusion on a yard sale map by calling the chamber at 541-535-6956.
The Whole Town Yard Sale is planned Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, according to jacksonvilleoregon.com. Residents, community groups and local merchants start unloading their goods almost as soon as the sun comes up. Parking is at a premium, so local merchants and public safety officials encourage carpooling.