Started in 2002, the Route 75 Sales are held annually the first weekend of June along the 40 mile stretch of Illinois Highway 75 between South Beloit and Freeport.

It involves hundreds of garage sales, flea markets, rummage sales, craft booths and refreshment stands in 8 small communities and along the highway between the towns.

Avid garage sale shoppers and treasure hunters can find everything they want and more along the route.  Businesses and organizations go all out to welcome shoppers.   Churches and organizations have flea markets and rummage sales.  Restaurants and vendors sell food.

Garage sale organizers see the Route 75 Sales as a way to introduce visitors to the towns, businesses, rural scenery , and other features of the area.

Getting There

From the east exit I-90 at either IL 75 in South Beloit or Rockton Rd in Roscoe.

From the west exit US 20 at the IL 75 exit just north of Freeport.

The sale spans 40 miles along Illinois State Highway 75.  Please avoid being on the state right-of-way and take care when parking, crossing the higway and in congested areas.

Please honor any No Parking and No Tresspassing signs.

Dates and Hours

The garage sales are held the first weekend of June.

Vendors and Sellers choose their own days and hours but most sales usually begin at 8 a.m. and are open until at least 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Lake Summerset is a private, gated community.  If you are not a member you must enter through the main gate on Best Road and receive a pass from the guard house.  Garage Sale Passes will be handed out to the public between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm on Friday and Saturday ONLY.

Lodging and Dining Information

If you are from outside the area and need accomodations during the sale, please visit the websites below for a complete list of lodging choices.

Vendor Spaces

If you are interested in selling, but not located along Illinois 75, the Contacts page on the web site contains a list of contacts for each town that may be able to put you in touch with people or businesses who may have spaces available for set-up.


Area communities provide sponsorship for Route 75 Sales.  Committee members are all volunteer and no one is paid for their services.  Any money collected is used to market Route 75 Sales.