North Liberty Citywide Garage SalesAn epic annual shopping event in the big little city of North Liberty, Iowa
THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR
The 2021 sales were a great success. We are grateful to everyone who participated. If you’d like to tell us how it went, or provide suggestions for future years, take our 2021 Event Survey.
See you at the 2022 sales, tentatively scheduled for the second weekend in June!
2022 Event Details
When: Tentatively scheduled for June 9-10-11, 2022 (Thursday through Saturday).
Where: North Liberty, Iowa
How to get your garage sale on the list
About 3 weeks before the sales, we’ll start taking submissions for the master list. Check back to this page for a link. The cost to add your sale is $5.
Be sure to check out Garage Sale 101, where you’ll find do’s & don’ts to have a stellar (and profitable!) garage sale.
How many sales will there be?
Go to the List Stats page to see real-time info about the latest event’s list.
The number of sales in past years:
- 2021: 210 sales
- 2020: 108 sales
- 2019: 206 sales
- 2018: 202 sales
- 2017: 216 sales
- 2016: 187 sales
- 2015: 154 sales
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"This was my first year having a garage sale and I'm so glad I added my home to the list. My items were very age and gender specific, and it was nice to get shoppers who knew what I had ahead of time. My house isn't visible from the road, so the list was a big help."
"The Excel list was AMAZING. I had limited time to shop, so being able to filter by sales that had items I was interested in made for a very successful few hours. The time and talent spent organizing this event is evident and so appreciated!"
– Happy Shopper, June 2018
"You organizers do an amazing job. This event is fantastic. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed selling for the first time this year and found tons of great clothes for our boys."
– Happy Shopper and Seller, June 2019
"The website with all the helpful information, maps, and data about the sales was very useful and easy to read. Our sale was a great success. We had a steady stream of people all day."
– Happy Seller, June 2019
"Being able to look through the lists and find items I was specifically looking for was extremely easy!"
"My favorite part of the sales is the community spirit. It was fun to know everyone was doing the garage sales at the same time and seeing neighbors do it together."
"I bought a year's worth of clothing for my two toddlers for under $150! Amazing."
– Happy Shopper, June 2018
About the sales
For 35 years, North Liberty held its citywide garage sales in conjunction with the city’s annual Fun Days, the second weekend in June. In 2014, citing a weakened bottom line, the planning committee canceled Fun Days indefinitely.
The loss of Fun Days was disappointing, but more upsetting was the loss of the citywide garage sales—the highlight of the weekend for many.
Local resident Lydia Fine had been a shopper at the sales in the past and saw the opportunity to modernize the Garage Sale List by incorporating technology. Fine volunteered to coordinate the garage sale list in 2015, and has been managing the event ever since.
Two of Fine’s friends, Erin Foster and Liz Pearson, began volunteering with the event in 2017, helping Lydia to manage social media communication around the event.
Since 2015, the sales have grown and the organization of the event has gotten more sophisticated. The first year, sales were Saturday only. Year two expanded to include Thursday and Friday. Citywide Garage Sales now encompasses three days of bargain-hunting nirvana, with an interactive Google Map, downloadable lists by day, and a customizable Excel list for the super-planners out there.
If you’re interested in partnering with the citywide garage sales, have a question or suggestion, or just want to say “Hey ladies, nice work!”, email the coordinators.