The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce has been recently preparing for one of the area’s spring events - the Big To Do on Highway 22 taking place April 10-13.

According to Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tonya Baumgartner, the event is an area-wide yard sale from Dardanelle to Barling with sales located on and off Highway 22. The event receives many visitors from surrounding states that travel to the area for the essentially 67 miles worth of cheap deals and unique finds. Visitors and locals can expect to find vendors selling food, homemade items, antiques, crafts and more.

”Is it hard to judge the exact number of people that visit the area for the big sale event but we always have high traffic and reports of great sales,” said Baumgartner.

Baumgartner also said that the hotels around the area fill up fast with out of town guests that brings great revenue to the city.


“The merchants usually host sidewalk sales to help generate extra traffic from the visitors, while the locals take advantage of sales is great for the economy.”


For more information on places to set up in the area for sales, call the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce at 479-963-2244.