Fifth Sale on the Trail Spreads Across 200 Miles
The fifth annual El Camino Real “Sale on the Trail” is scheduled May 3-4 along nearly 200 miles of Hwy. 21 between Crockett, Texas, and Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The bargains along one of the most famous roadways in America come from businesses, yard sales, flea markets, festivals, trade shows, sidewalk sales, and more. Planned and promoted by the El Camino Real Caddo Region Trail Partners, the event promotes tourism and acquaints participants with the route, said to be the oldest road in Texas, so important to early history in Louisiana and Texas.
Red and yellow balloons and signs will mark the path along which many merchants will feature a variety of great finds, unique specialty items, and one-of-a-kind antiques.
El Camino Real began as one of the many well-used Indian trails in Texas. Visitors can follow the footsteps of Spanish missionaries from 1691, the Mexican and Texan armies from 1835, American settlers, and historical figures including Kit Carson, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, Santa Ana, and Stephen F. Austin. For more information, call 409.625.4876.