Emperor Norton Wants YOU in the Bernal Heights Hillwide Garage Sale


It’s just a week away! The shabbily-chic Bernal Heights Hillwide Garage Sale happens on Saturday, August 13.

That means now is the time to register your home if you want to appear on the fashionable Hillwide Garage Sale Treasure Map, Bernal’s own who’s-who of post-consumer purging.

And remember, Emperor Norton will be watching. The Hillwide elves tell Bernalwood:

This year, the World Famous, Bernal’s own Emperor Norton, will be judging the “Best of Bernal” Hillwide Award!.

The Emperor will be looking for the garage that exemplifies the spirit of the Hillwide: Somewhat irreverent, curiously clever, a darn good time and open to everyone.

Since he’s a very busy Emperor, he’ll be rendering judgement via his mobile device from an undisclosed location. To enter, take as many photos as you like and post them on Instagram and/or Facebook. Don’t forget to tag your pics #Hillwide2016 so we can find them. The more creative the images, the better!

And be sure to include the address of your sale as well – this is an EXCELLENT marketing tool to attract even more buyers to your neck of the woods! Because everyone wants to shop at the best garage sale!

The winner will receive the “Best of Bernal” trophy designed and crafted by the youth program of the BHNC. You will also receive immediate gratification and social media fame knowing that your garage typifies the very Best of Bernal. Just imagine how much more your kids/spouse/dog/goldfish will love you know that you have achieved a certain level of notoriety!

As always, 100% of donations received for the Hillwide registration go to the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Sign your garage up at Hillwide.com/Register.

PHOTO: Emperor Norton spotted on Cortland Avenue, by Telstar Logistics

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