south-st-2009Activity was brisk on South Street at the 2009 event. (Click to enlarge)


Red Bank’s fourth annual townwide yard sale is still more than a month away, but organizers are already looking at the fifth.

A little early to be planning next year’s, you say?

Not quite. The interval between events is getting truncated by four months.

Once this year’s sale is done on September 24 – a change from the previously reported October 1 date – so is its traditional slot in September, says Friends of the Red Bank Public Library member Audrey Oldoerp. The 2012 edition will be held in May.

rbtys-2011-logo“It’s just a lot of stuff to have on our plate,” she said. “And we figure May is a really fun time for a yard sale.”

The annual library book sale will also coincide with the new date, said Oldoerp, who co-founded the event with redbankgreen in 2008.

Proceeds will go to the library friends group, which is stepping into redbankgreen‘s shoes as an organizer.

The sale is among the largest in the region, with more than 125 homes participating.

“It is a big thing,” Oldoerp said. But September turns out not to be an ideal time for either organizers or many would-be participants, she said.

“It’s a lot to get going, so we’re thinking having it in the spring will get a lot more people involved,” she said.

This rain date for this year’s event is Sunday, September 25. The fifth yard sale is scheduled for. Saturday, May 5.

Here’s the registration form: rbtys-2011-reg