An annual event that allows people to take a pilgrimage of shopping along U.S. 82 will be Oct. 2 and 3.

The Bargains For You On Highway 82 will be next weekend.

“This is something we do for the community, it’s a free event as long as they have a place to set up,” Reagan Stanford, one of the organizers said. 

Stanford and her mother Paula Shrewsbury organize the event each year. Stanford said they publicize it and make a map for shoppers so that people know who is participating.

“There is really no way to narrow it down to one category — we have everything from furniture to barbecue,” Stanford said.

The event starts in El Dorado and stretches down the highway to Crossett.

Event planners said in the past they’ve had anywhere from 60 to 100 vendors and businesses participate.

“It’s a great opportunity for businesses and shoppers because there are so many different things for them to shop for,” Stanford said.

Last year the event had a vendor sell furniture for $10 an item simply to clear out furniture they had in their building.

In addition to a variety of vendors, Stanford said there will be a variety of shoppers as well. In the past they’ve had people come from Texas and Louisiana to shop the literally miles-long sale.

Stanford said those in Crossett who want more information about where to set up for the event may contact Pat Draper at Crossett Mercantile at 870-305-4300.

Stanford said those want to be included on the map may contact her via her Facebook page or call her at 870-951-0195. 

There is no charge for vendors who wish to be included on the map.

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