The 23rd Annual 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale
Sept 19 and 20, 2020
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, churchyards, 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 countryside) 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: yardsale registration.
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 registration forms and payment options.
We gather up all of the information from registrants, and in mid-September, we print off the Official Booklet with a map that shows you where to find vendors for this year. This booklet is available in the Eastern Graphic (local weekly newspaper and our very special sponsor); The booklet is available for $2.00 at many places: The Wood Islands Commissary and Liquor Store; Whistle Stop Restaurant and Island Pride Garden co in Wood Islands, The Store (Belle River); Cooper’s Red and White Store (Eldon); Harbourview Restaurant, Butler’s Store, Ocean Acres Cottage / Campground in Murray Harbour; Miller’s Esso, Home Plate Restaurant , Winds Corner store(Alliston), Montague Esso and Copper Bottum Brewery, Bogside brewery, Montague, Cavendish Wellness Centre Library (Montague) Provincial Credit Union in Montague, Charlottetown, Rustico and Stratford. Macphee’s Market Save Easy in Souris, Eastern Graphic and the western graphic. 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 booklet here. The booklet will be available in 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 “the 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 a 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.