Eleven Years of Miles & Miles of Sales for More on 34!
More on 34 has become an annual weekend of treasure hunting in the Illinois countryside along U.S. Highway 34 for bargain hunters, antique buyers, and collectors from across the United States. Eleven years, twenty communities, over 100 miles across five counties setting the stage for the granddaddy linear yard sale in northern Illinois on Father's Day weekend, June 17 and 18, 2016.
You never know what you will find along the way: yard sales, antique shows, craft shows, flea markets, and farmers markets in communities from Galesburg to Aurora. Sales can be found in parking lots, in city parks, and in many yards all along Rt. 34. Sales typically run from 8am-5pm, but some open earlier or remain open later. A few sellers even begin their sales on Thursday and continue through Sunday. Participating communities along the way are Galesburg, Wataga, Oneida, Altona, Galva, Kewanee, Neponset, Sheffield, Wyanet, Princeton, Dover, LaMoille, Mendota, Earlville, Leland, Somonauk, Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, and Aurora.
Thrifty shoppers hit the road early with patience, plenty of perseverance, a full take of gas, and cash in hand to experience the old adage, "One man's junk is another man's treasure!"
Like us on Facebook for treasure post updates and video finds. Sales are listed and updated weekly until one week prior to event sales when updates are daily at www.moreon34.com until June 17, 2016. Plan your trip down the back roads and celebrate eleven years of More on 34, miles and miles of sales.
Additional fun events are going on in Bureau County while you are visiting for More on 34. On Friday June 17th, have lunch in the park - 11am to 1 pm Soldiers & Sailors Park, across from the Courthouse in Princeton. (Just 2 blocks south of Rt. 6 & 34 on Main St.) Or stop at the Wyanet Locker for one of their great rib-eye sandwiches, hot dogs or pork chops for lunch on Friday and Saturday.
Stay in Princeton on Friday night and enjoy the Summer Solstice. From 4 to 8 pm at participating merchants in downtown Princeton there will be food and wine tasting. Shop locally....enjoy an evening of food, wine and savings! Pick up passport and free gift at the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, 435 S. Main Street OR juniper and mae, 930 N. Main Street.
Shop for a while and then attend a performance of "The Fantasticks" at Festival 56 at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S Main St, Princeton. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones. A classic, heartwarming musical that teaches two young lovers "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". Featuring the well-loved song "Try to Remember"!
There is a two day garage sale Friday and Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm at Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W Peru St, Princeton. Free admission, concession stand, restrooms, lots of vendors.
Saturday there's a fun event the men will enjoy if they are getting a little "shopped out" . The 8th annual Old Wheels Car Show will be held at the First Lutheran Church, 116 N Pleasant St, Princeton. 10am - 3pm Antique cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, music and great food too. A fun train ride for the kids. Bake sale and grilled sandwiches. Just one block west of Rt 34.
The newest entertainment venue in Bureau County is the Psycho Silo Saloon which is at the intersection of Rt. 40 and Rt. 34. where we invite you to enjoy a Saturday of all day entertainment featuring a model photography shoot, car & motorcycle show and vendor show. The Psycho Silo is located on Rt 6 & 34 between Sheffield and Wyanet in Langley, IL The HIGGINS BROS. BAND returns to Psycho Silo Saloon 2-6 pm Saturday! Come join the party with one of the area's finest rock bands, playing a music variety of country, blues, classic rock, etc... from 50's to present. The Higgins Bros. Band is a four-piece rock band out of Tonica/Oglesby.
There is plenty to do during Father's Day weekend, all along Route 34. Have fun, obey traffic laws and park carefully and enjoy the treasure hunt!
Bureau County Tourism Coordinator