Bruce and Cindy Hagen are moving and have a multitude of family treasures they can't take with them.

Bruce and Cindy Hagen are moving and have a multitude of family treasures they can't take with them.

How fortuitous for them Village Valuables is this weekend.

"I said I couldn't move before Village Valuables because it's a great way to get rid of stuff that you don't use anymore, but other people can," said Mrs. Hagen, who lives on Stewart Avenue.

Considered central Ohio's largest yard sale, the event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

Free and open to the public, it draws thousands of bargain hunters every year to German Village.

The Hagens, who are selling their house and moving to a condominium just down the street, have artwork, vintage luggage, planters, hundreds of CDs and racks, fishing rods and home furnishings for sale at reasonable prices.

"This is no joke," Hagen said. "I have a whole garage full of stuff."

There are few changes this year.

For example, the German Village Society is not selling tables on the platz at the German Village Meeting Haus. Also, the Society didn't create maps this year.

"We would get about 40 people to list their sale, and then shoppers would come down and find 400 sales and it just didn't seem worth the time," said Todorov, executive director of the society.

Phil Birnie of Merion Village built last year to give participants in the neighborhood's yard sale, held again last weekend, a place to register their items.

German Village signed on this year. There were 18 registrations as of Friday, May 6.

"The goal of it is twofold: one, it helps sellers connect with buyers to sell more of their stuff but it's also helpful to buyers to find what they're looking for and not going door to door," Birnie said.

Greg Gamier and Jeff Lowe are selling various household goods -- a dining room set, small freezer, glassware, ice cream maker and other merchandise -- outside of their business, Village Pet Supply, 740 S. High St.

Visitors to the area should remember that parking spots will be at a premium, so they should expect to walk.

"There's no good answer for parking," Gamier said. "The earlier you get here the better you are. The one thing people should be aware of is (permit) parking."