Prospect Park Yard and Tailgate Sale
Yard Sale Days
Weekend of June 10-11, 2023
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine
This year's Yard Sales is combining with the neighbhorhood Garden Walk and Plant Sale.
Begun in 2014, Yard Sales Days continues as a volunteer effort typically held the weekend around the Summer Solstice in June. This event helps people find new-to-them treasures and clean out usable household items from the neighborhood.
As the weather warms and spring cleaning shifts into full swing, consider holding off on that trip to the donation center and setting those items aside for a yard sale instead! Clean items that are dusty or dirty, and price them as you set them aside to make setup easier the day of the sale. Also start to gather boxes or bags for shoppers to use.
To Register: Please contact Jenny Michlitsch.
Contact E-mail address
Street address of sale
Short list of items/categories of items you will have for sale (you can also provide or update this list later if you need to)
Which day(s) your sale will be (Saturday only or Saturday + Sunday);
- Deliver: the $8 registration fee to Jenny Michlitsch (cash, or check made out to PPA) via mail or drop off in person at 86 SE Arthur Ave. (mail slot is in front door). You will get a receipt.
- Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 6.
Also, advance notices for registration will be on the ppe-list. Neighbors can register if planning a garage or yard sale on this weekend. The coordinated effort is advertised within and outside the Prospect Park and East River Road neighborhoods.
Map: Sale locations (for those who registered and pay the fee only) will be included on the sale map, along with the text you provided describing what you will have for sale. I will send a PDF of the final map that you can print and hand out at your sale, or you can request that I drop off printed copies for you. I will ask about this closer to the sale date.
Signs: Yard signs will be posted along major streets in the PP neighborhood the week before the sale.
Ads: Will run in the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press websites, The Highland Villager, and The St. Anthony Park Bugle, Seward Profile (online), etc. We will also advertise on social media (PP E-list, NextDoor, Instagram, Facebook, etc.).
Past Yard Sales
In 2022, Yard Sales teamed up with the neighborhood EcoTour. In 2021, Yard Sales teamed up with the Garden Walk and also the Home Tour to maximize on the foot traffic in the neighborhood that weekend. Locations of Yard Sales that participate were featured on a map available at local shops and at all sale sites. The event was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Past Tailgate Sales
In past years the Tailgate Sale was held in the Pratt School parking lot as an adjunct to the Yard Sales. This was a great option if you didn’t have a good place to set up a sale at home, or for folks who were renters or apartments dwellers who did not have a yard or garage to sell from like homeowners or you just didn’t have enough stuff to justify setting it all up. Those participating in the tailgate sale brought their items to the Pratt parking lot, found a place to park, and then opened their trunks and tailgates and sold from there! It was a good idea to bring a small table or blanket to put your items out on, plus a chair to sit on.
Typical items for sale
- Books, Magazines, CDs & DVDs
- Household Items
- Small Appliances & Electronics
- Kitchenware & Dishes
- Tools, Hardware & Garden
- & More!