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Rummage Along the River is THIS WEEKEND!
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FERRYVILLE - ‘Rummage Along the River” is a 70-mile garage sale extravaganza that winds along Hwy 35, Wisconsin’s Great River Road.  Stoddard, Genoa, the Bad Axe, Victory, De Soto, Ferryville, Lynxville are the river towns and then you swing up County E to Highway 27 and Seneca, Mt. Sterling for more shopping.  

What better way to spend a Friday and/or Saturday than to drive the Great River Road National Scenic Byway Highway 35, shop for bargains and enjoy the fabulous scenery, local places and people.  Make it a day of great memories.  

News for 2019 – website for information on sales – .  You can find info on Rummage Along the River Facebook website page.  The sale map goes online on Thursday, May 16–plus on Facebook and can be printed for your convenience.

Where to find the garage sales in each community?  Stop at the local gas station for a list of the places in   DeSoto (Pronto), Ferryville (Ferryville Cheese & More).   In Stoddard, stop at Village Hall,  Genoa – Captain Hook”s Bait Shop, in Lynxville maps are at the Dawg House. Seneca has maps at Greener’s Corner and Johnson’s One Stop.   In Mt. Sterling, they are at Finders Keepers (corner of Hwy 171 & 27).  Check out Ferryville’s Facebook page (, Ferryville Tourism Council’s website which is

Event Ribbon Cutting and Coffee at Stoddard Village Hall & Fire Department at 8 a.m, on Friday, May 17.  Meet and greet elected officials and Allison Anderson, Miss Wisconsin Teen International United (a Mt. Sterling resident.)  Public Invited.

Shopping Highlights:

Ferryville - If you want “Manly stuff, compound bow, three-tap kegerator, gaming machines and tractors - great antiques, bargains, quilted crafts, and fun – put us on your shopping list,” says Jeanne Rutter.  Garage sales will include items from multi-family sales, antiques, vintage items, coins, paper money, big size clothes, kid’s toys, kitchen items, tables, chairs. Amish vendors will feature maple syrup, quilts, baskets, baked goods, crafts.  Robert Jelinek will have homemade maple syrup and walnuts plus more.  

Ferryville Vision & Promotion has four tables of bargains including a Christmas decoration sales table. Their sales benefit the local playground expansion project.   

At Ferryville Village Hall you will find Tri-R Catering and the menu includes breakfast items (breakfast burritos & pancakes), Chicago hotdogs, walking taco’s and other fabulous food.  

Lynxville – check out the Dawg House for food, multi-family sales for bargains and gear.  Lynxville has a wealth of treasures including hunting gear, camo items.  Fun place and check your sale map for details.

Seneca and Mt. Sterling up on the Highway 27 ridge are well worth the time to explore, check out the kid’s clothes, toys, tools, mirrors, antiques, furniture, moving sales, treasures.  Do not miss out here!!

De Soto is a ‘must stop’ so be sure to visit De Soto Lutheran Church for deals and meals. Food served both days.  Enjoy sales that have a motorcycle, kayaks, Tonka toys and farm toys.     Lots of ‘Hodge Podge,’ says Tammy Gilman. FFA Greenhouse is open at the DeSoto High School.


Genoa is a hot spot for a trampoline, splash house water slide, exercise equipment, collectables, clothing, outdoor gear. Genoa is the place for finding fishing gear and more for sure.

Stoddard, the American Legion will have a pancake breakfast on Saturday and Boy Scouts are selling hotdogs, brats on both days.  You will also find sales with hobby train sets, cowboy hat collection, Jujke TL2000 quilting machine, sewing machines and vintage items like furniture, glassware, crocks and more.  The ‘manly’ bargains are here too and include tools and sporting goods, guns, ammo.  The DeSoto FFA has plants for sale at the elementary school.

 Bad Axe – Ice Fishing House.  The De Garmo’s have their mega sale in the Bad Axe Neighborhood with everything from soup to nuts–so bring a huge shopping bag for the sales there.

Why not make it a weekend and stay at one of the great lodging places along the Wisconsin Great River Road – Highway 35.  It is a wonderful time to try something new. Every participating community will have something special to offer.

Mark your calendar and plan now for Rummage Along the River on May 17 & 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day!  Bring your biggest totes, a cup of coffee (or buy a cup of java at the local spots in each village), relax and enjoy.  Pack your overnight bag and stay awhile.


We’ll be looking for you.