Trunk Sale returns with 125 vendorsOctober 29, 2018
Trunk Sale returns with more vendors to impress
One-of-a-kind items in a one-of-a-kind venue – that’s what visitors can expect to find this weekend at the 9th annual Trunk Sale at Marlin Orchards.
The popular event will feature over 125 vendors selling a wide variety of items – everything from home décor items and jewelry and accessories to children’s clothing, toys, food and so much more.
“There will be something for everyone,” said Debbie Poirier-Burns of W3G & Co. (We 3 Girls), the organizers of the event. “We have almost 50 per cent brand new vendors who have never been to the Trunk Sale. Some of the talent in these individuals absolutely floors me. We have vendors coming from as far as Toronto to take part. I can’t wait until our visitors see them and their products.”
The event has caught on with shoppers not just locally but beyond Cornwall and S,D & G as well.
“We have visitors who come from Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa and surrounding areas,” she added. “We even have a few groups of girls who make a girls weekend out of it and come from Toronto.”
In addition to some amazing products on display, visitors are also treated to a beautiful setting in the form of Marlin Orchards, located off of Highway 2 just minutes east of Cornwall.
“When I go out of town to scout for new vendors and I explain to them that the event is held inside the greenhouses at an orchard, it’s hard for them to visualize. But once they are there and they see the magic happen, they truly understand,” said Mrs. Poirier-Burns. “Marlin’s is such a charming venue. I’m a sucker for the rustic look and the country life so it has been my favourite spot to host an event. And the Lunan family are amazing to work with.”
The Trunk Sale runs on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th from 10 am to 4 pm both days.
The event also serves as a fundraiser and this year it will once again support Rachel’s Kids.
“Last year’s event raised just shy of $40,000 for them. They are an amazing charity who help so many families in their times of need. I am truly honoured to be working with such a great group of people,” said Mrs. Poirier-Burns.
Tickets are $5 for a day, $8 for the weekend, or $10 for an early bird pass for pre-entry one of the days.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at The Maker Shop, Life’s Little Pleasures, Marlins, The Coffee Shop, Rachel’s Kids House of Hope and Dr. Rachel Navaneelan Dentistry.
For additional information on the Trunk Sale, please check out the event’s Facebook page.
The Trunk Sale isn’t the only major shopping event on the calendar this weekend. After checking out the sale, make sure to also check out the Heritage Valley Arts and Crafts Show at the Cornwall Civic Complex!
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at email@example.com to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by the Cornwall Tourism office inside the Cornwall Civic Complex at 100 Water Street East. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Article by Kevin Lajoie