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Greater Madison Community Garage Sales – 2020 Schedule

Published on April 2nd, 2020
By Jennifer Oppriecht

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 dates listed below may be impacted.

Experienced garage sale shoppers know that research and volume are critical to a successful day spent bargain hunting. This article is aimed to help you with both.

  • Research is beneficial if you’re looking for a particular category of items – dishes, baby clothing, furniture, etc. A quick review of garage sale ads on Craigslist, Garage Sale Finder, or Yard Sale Search can help you build a list of potential winners. Map out those locations and hit them first.
  • Volume is most easily achieved by shopping during a neighborhood or city-wide garage sale weekend – when there will be a large number of sales to visit in one area. These “cluster sales” can increase your odds of finding a specific item or, if you’re a casual shopper, they can create an environment where you can wander between sales – this is especially true with neighborhood sales.

Google can help you with research, but this post is the ONLY comprehensive list of City-Wide Garage Sales in the Greater Madison Area and City of Madison Sales by Neighborhood. Put it to good use, my friend!


CITYWIDE Garage Sales in the Greater Madison Area

Belleville: May 2-3, 2020
Black Earth: April 17-18, 2020 (may be affected by Covid-19)
Cottage Grove: Please help us find!
Cross Plains: May 7-9, 2020
Deerfield: May 7-9, 2020
DeForest: May 15-16, 2020
Evansville: August 1, 2020
Footville: April 24-25, 2020 (may be affected by Covid-19)
Lodi: Please help us find!
Mazomanie: June 12-13, 2020
McFarland: Please help us find!
Meadowood: Please help us find!
Monona: May 15-16, 2020
Mt. Horeb: April 22-26, 2020 (may be affected by Covid-19)
Oregon: May 8-9. 2020
Stoughton: June 27-28, 2020
Sun Prairie: April 30-May 2, 2020 (may be affected by Covid-19)
Verona City-Wide Sales: Please help us find!
Waunakee: May-7-9. 2020


Madison Central

Sunset Village: August 7-8, 2020
Marquette Neighborhood: Please help us find!

Madison South

Arbor Hills: Please help us find!

Bay Creek: Please help us find!

Madison West

Blackhawk: Please help us find!
Hawks Landing: Please help us find!
High Point Estates: Please help us find!
Junction Ridge:Please help us find!
Linden Park: Please help us find!
Memorial High School: Please help us find!
Midvale Heights: Please help us find!
University Hill Farms: Please help us find!


Seminole: Please help us find!

Madison East

Brentwood: May 29-30, 2020
Elvehjem:Please help us find!
Emerson East: June 6, 2020
Glendale: Please help us find!
Richmond Hill: Please help us find!
Tenney-Lapham: Please help us find!
Heritage Heights: Please help us find!

Here are some pointers to keep in mind as you plan for garage sale shopping:

  • Sales typically start during the work week, beginning on Thursday or Friday and ending on Saturday. Saturdays can be great for markdowns, but items will likely be picked over.
  • Sales start early at 7, or 8 am and fizzle out an hour or two after lunch. Set the alarm!
  • Carry cash and plenty of small bills.  Change can be hard to come by, and most people don’t want to take checks.
  • Plan your route ahead of time.  If you’re hitting multiple sales on the same day, plot your course.  You don’t want to spend time driving all over the place.
  • Always ask for a better price, especially if you’re buying a large number of items from one seller.
  • Bring boxes, bags and packing materials.

Good luck out there! If you know of any sales we should add, or have information on dates that are missing, please comment below or shoot me an email at



About the Author: Jenny Oppriecht is the marketing director for Steve Brown Apartments. You can Connect with her on LinkedIn or by email.



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