The 21st Annual 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale
Sept 22 and 23, 2018
Every September, thousands of treasure hunters flock to SE Prince Edward Island in search of that elusive gem or a “steal of a deal!” For the latest of yard sale news, find us on Facebook: 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale.
With over 350 sites along the coastal and back roads in private homes, community halls, church yards, and small businesses, we guarantee there’ll be antiques, collectibles, household items, fashion items, children’s toys, sports equipment, and probably a kitchen sink or two.
Here’s the deal for vendors: registration for vendors on sites out and about (around the country side) starts in July; these registrants receive a kit just before the Yard Sale with an identifying sign that correlates with a map that is published in a booklet. Find info and the forms under the 70 Mile Yard Sale tab.
Registration for the community multi-vendor site right here at Wood Islands has already started. Look under the 70 Mile Yard Sale (Registration Wood Islands Welcome Centre) for the Site Plan, registration forms and payment options.
We gather up all of the information from registrants, and in mid-September, we print off “thee” Official Booklet with a map that shows you where to find vendors for 2018. This booklet is available in the Eastern Graphic (local weekly newspaper and our very special sponsor); at some local businesses — The Wood Islands Commissary and Liquor Store; The Store (Belle River); Cooper’s Red and White Store (Eldon); The Lady Slipper Café (Montague); Harbourview Restaurant and Butler’s Store in Murray Harbour; Miller’s Esso in Murray River; St. Peter’s VIC; Wood Islands VIC; and some Murphy’s Pharmacies in Charlottetown area and west. It is also available on either of Northumberland Ferries (Yay! Another great supporter!); and on the Pictou side of the ferries at the Islands East VIC. You can download the 2017 booklet here. As I said, the 2018 one is not ready until mid-September. (You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to be able to access this file. If you do not have this program, you can always download from Adobe’s Website (click on this link –http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/.)
Late registrants pay less than half price and, you will understand, do not get in “thee booklet.” They do, however, get a “kit” identifying them as a legitimate vendor registered with us. Why do we care about “legitimate” vendors? Well, we are a Not-For-Profit community organization that calls on our small stable of volunteers to work crazily — to the September moon and back–and all we gain is the registration fee for our efforts. So, please, do the right thing and sign up, make payment, and know you can sleep at night. A couple years ago–true story, we had a lovely lady from Stanhope who mailed us a registration fee: she isn’t in our area, she knew she wouldn’t be in the booklet, but she was having a yard sale, did not want to be a free rider, and wanted to acknowledge our community spirit. Restores your faith in humanity, doesn’t it?
We at the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation appreciate all of the support we have received over the years. All monies go to support our local initiatives including employment and community activities.