Are you ready to rummage?

Springtime and spring cleaning always usher in rummage sale season in the Sioux Empire. And it's officially garage sale season once again.

You've probably noticed a few rummage sales already starting to pop up. But, the granddaddy of them all, the largest collection of garage sales in Sioux Falls each year gets underway again on Wednesday, (April 27) and will run through Saturday, (April 30) in the Southwest section of the city.

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Of course, I'm talking about the 45th annual Kingswood Rummage sales. The largest organized rummage sale event in the state of South Dakota.

Typically each year during the last 4-days of April, roughly 350 homes in the Kingswood area of Sioux Falls are open for business to bargain hunters from all over the region and surrounding states.

Whether you're on the hunt for baby/kids clothes, furniture, toys, power tools, bikes, books, crafts, collectibles, you name it, you'll find them on the Kingswood Rummage sales.

Where is the Kingswood area located?

In Southwest Sioux Falls between I-29 on the East and Tea-Ellis Road on the West, 12th Street on the North and 57th Street on the South.

Kingswood Rummage Sale Area
Kingswood Rummage Sale Area

Serious shoppers can find a listing of all the different rummage sales involved on this website. The listings will show the addresses of the homes, as well a description of some of the items each home will be selling, along with the days/hours they plan to be open.

Rummage sale etiquette.

Yes, believe it or not, there is actually a preferred code of conduct for garage sale goers. Contrary to popular belief, the typical garage sale is not an anything goes, free for all, steel cage deathmatch. Specific rules, along with a degree of politeness and civilized behavior are required.

You know, things like respecting a seller's property, respecting other buyers, leaving your pets at home, not asking to use a seller's bathroom, not being an overall A-hole, the list goes, on and on and on. You can see a list of helpful garage sale tips here.

Experienced garage sale sellers know the key to having a successful, profitable garage sale is getting the word out.

What's the best way to advertise your sale?

Clearly marked LARGE yard/street signs, that include your home address, and hours of operation.

Social media. Both Facebook and Twitter are very effective tools in helping to get the word out.

Word of mouth. Tell everyone you know about your sale. Family, friends, co-workers, etc. Ask them to pass the word to everyone they know.

Finally, make sure the items in your sale are organized and priced right. Remember, it's a garage sale, you're not going to be able to sell stuff for the price you originally paid for it when it was new. Be willing to wheel and deal on occasion.

Have fun and good luck. Here's to hoping you make some big bucks selling all your unwanted stuff this year!



The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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Every year it snows in Sioux Falls. We may live in denial during the spring and summer, but it happens.

When the snow falls on the Falls, life in the city does not stop. We all still have to go to work, school, and the liquor I mean go get snacks.

When you tackle the snowy routes around town you tend to run across six types of drivers in the snow.


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