In exactly one month, the Annual Route 11 Yard Crawl will take over the road. It's one of Shenandoah County's biggest and most cherished events.
Stretching from New Market to Stephens City, the yard crawl will consume Main Streets, front lawns and businesses.
Still weeks away, the community can't wait for the crawl. Between the atmosphere to the rare finds - it's one of the best days of the year.
"A lot of them park down there so that they can walk up and back so it's really really busy," said Stephen French.
"I try to get to as many stops as I can, the roads are hectic,"said Karsten Shtanko.
These guys set up shop right on Main Street in Woodstock. Their families sell what they can, yet find themselves buying quite a bit too.
"Just look for camping equipment and stuff like that, this year I'm going to look for vinyl albums and records," said Shtanko.
Long time Route 11 Yard Crawlers can't imagine their summer without it. This is its 9th year and spans 43 miles.
"It is on our radar for months," said mom of four, Abby French.
Now, only a month away, locals are getting ready to sell.
"We have an attic that we absolutely need to go through. We need to go through some toys and do some decluttering," said Abby French.
"I find stuff that I'm not using that I just have and then I put that up," said Stephen French.
And those who sell are anxiously awaiting those who buy.
"It's actually become a great tourism event for this county and the region," said executive director of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Jenna French.
It brings travelers from Canada and most of the East coast. Those who live along Rt. 11 say it's putting their beautiful, small towns on the map.
"We get calls as early as January for the event although it doesn't actually take place until August," said Jenna French. "We get calls from people all over the country, up and down the east coast, looking for information and planning their stays weeks in advance."
"I think being a part of a small community in Shenandoah County is a great thing and this is one of its best family fun activities," said Abby French.
The Yard Crawl is set for Saturday, August 10.
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