Adele Burnett, the head of the Inlet Information and Tourism Office, said the event doesn't attract tourism.Rather, visitors are coming to the area for Memorial Day weekend.
According to Burnett, similar garage sales have been held Memorial Day weekend in Inlet and Old Forge for at least the past 30 years.
She said the sales didn't have any significant economic importance. Rather they were more of a tradition.
"It means summer is just around the corner," Burnett said.
According to Burnett, the number of sales in the area is roughly the same as it has been for the past four or five years.
The Inlet garage sale map has six listings, and Burnett estimated at least another six haven't been registered simply because they will be held on the main thoroughfaire, Route 28, and don't need publicity.
Burnett said the Old Forge garage sale map has 24 listings. She estimated there were probably another 10 that haven't been registered.
For more information regarding the Great Adirondack Garage Sale, please contact Roalsvig at (518) 624-3077.