Highway 21 Treasure Hunt gaining national notoriety

The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt has exploded with popularity in recent years, with event organizer LuAnn Dart telling The Herald a few years ago she has heard of travelers from Canada, and as far as Iowa, coming to the area to attend the event.

The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt stretches just over 100 miles. (Google Maps)

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor
cbenz@countrymedia.net

The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt has exploded with popularity in recent years, with event organizer LuAnn Dart telling The Herald a few years ago she has heard of travelers from Canada, and as far as Iowa, coming to the area to attend the event.

“It’s starting to draw people like that, as kind of a destination where people are coming just for that,” Dart said at the time. “So that’s been kind of neat to see.”

But recently, the event has garnered a share of the national spotlight when it was featured on the state-oriented website OnlyInYourState.com. Only In Your State is a conglomerate of stories, written by many different authors, always featuring interesting stories from each state.

This particular story—titled ‘You’ll Absolutely Love This 100 Mile Yard Sale Going Right Through North Dakota,’ with the author listed as only Leah—talks about the popularity and extreme length of the sale.

A big part of the sale’s success is the consistency of schedule. It is predominantly always scheduled for the third weekend of June. Which makes it nice for visitors, especially those traveling hundreds of miles, to schedule the trip out to North Dakota.

Last year rummages and sellers celebrated their 15th event. Initially started by Dart’s late husband Sam, she now has organizers from each of the towns on the path: St. Anthony and Flasher, Carson, Mott, Regent, and New England.

The event is always a potentially huge boon to the economies of the area. Not including the individual sales, but consumers will buy gas, snacks and lodging while they are in the area.

The event this year is scheduled for June 16 and 17, according to their Facebook page.

Anyone interested in reading the article can visit OnlyInYourState.com and search ‘North Dakota’ in the search box and scroll through the stories.

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