The Big to Do on Highway 22, an area-wide yard sale event, begins today and runs through Saturday. Yard sales will take place from Dardanelle to Barling.

Sales will be located on and off Highway 22, according to Tonya Baumgartner, executive director of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce. Baumgartner is also expecting more vendors and more traffic this year.

“We’ve already gotten several phone calls about places to set up,” Baumgartner said, “so, it looks like we’ll have more vendors than last year. I got a lot of phone calls about it during the last week.”

In addition to the yard sales, Baumgartner said several merchants in Paris are planning to have special sales during the event.

Of course, the event usually draws a lot of people and that will present some challenges when it comes to traffic in the area.

“Traffic is going to be a problem. We’re telling everybody that they need to be aware of it and watch for cars driving slow, looking for sales,” Baumgartner said. “When driving the rest of this week, just be aware there may be some driving who are watching the side of the road for signs and sales instead of the cars around them.”