Hundreds Expected For Annual Trunk Sale

November 1, 2013
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – This weekend, join hundreds of people at a unique indoor/outdoor bazaar and discover some unique products from some of the region’s best merchants.

The popular Trunk Sale and Pamper Me Party will be held once again at Marlin Orchards, located just east of Cornwall overlooking the St. Lawrence River. It all happens starting at 11 am on Sunday November 3rd.

Described as a “relaxed afternoon of open air shopping,” this year’s event features 70 vendors featuring  wide variety of interesting products and services. Add in some tasty food and live music, and you have a one-of-a kind-shopping experience.

“It’s not a craft show, not a trade show – it’s like the ultimate shopping day,” said Debbie Poirier Burns, one of the events organizers. “It’s an opportunity to do some shopping, have a little bite to eat, listen to music, be pampered, spend time with your friends. What more could you ask for?”

At the same time, 10% of every sale goes to support the MS Society. Last year the event raised $15,000.

“There is nothing quite like it in the area,” says Karen Torrie-Racine, Volunteer Office Manager with the MS Society.  “There is such a positive community atmosphere that it seems like a nice walk at a country fair where you meet up with good friends.”

New this year will be an addition of a food and entertainment tent, featuring local chefs from Bar Q, Dish, The Quirky Carrot, Eight Zero Zero, and Mustache Joe’s. Hot apple cider will also be on hand.

For the “pamper me part” of the event, attendees can have nails done, get an up-do, and have their makeup done. There will also be massage therapists on hand.

“The atmosphere is great out at Marlin’s,” said Ms. Poirier Burns. “There’s so much charm about that place. It’s a feel good feeling for the whole day.”


The Trunk Sale and Pamper Me Party will be held on Sunday November 3, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Marlin Orchards and Garden Centre, 6864 Orchard Rd. in South Glengarry, just a few minutes east of Cornwall. An ATM will be on site.

“Plan on spending the afternoon, rain or shine” says Nancy Sylvester, one of the organizers.  “Wear your comfy shoes and plan to get your Christmas shopping done!”

Pre-Purchase Tickets!

Tickets ($5) can be pre-purchased at Marlin’s Orchards, Love Love Food, Life’s Little Pleasures, Echo Trends, and at the MS Society office.

The event is organized by Julie Hickman, Debbie Burns, Tony Lacroix and Nancy Sylvester. For more information, visit

Vendors (Partial List)

  • Arbonne
  • OBO Studio (Tracy-Lynn Chisholm & Emily MacLeod)
  • Frank Burelle
  • Beyond Clarity
  • Breathe through my eyes – Kimberley Cameron
  • Melting Pot Studio
  • Jennifer DeBruin – author
  • Be Charmed
  • Cami Creations
  • Cathy’s Country Crafts
  • Clarkburn Vegetables
  • Crazy Fox Studio
  • Diva’s Defined
  • Royal Custom Carpets
  • Discovery Lane Kids
  • Epicure Selections
  • Farm Ecology
  • Floorcloths ‘n Such
  • Glengarry Cheese
  • Nutcrackers
  • Tasty Alternatives
  • The Health Nut
  • Renew
  • Smooth
  • Spirit Tree Yoga
  • Souly Immaterial
  • Jamberry nails
  • K Shirts
  • Knot by Design
  • Lia Sophia
  • Life’s Little Pleasures
  • Little Miss Headbands
  • Little Walker Designs
  • Love Love Food
  • Marlins
  • Once Upon a Robyn’s nest
  • Organics by Julia
  • Pampered Chef
  • Pixie Spa Party
  • Popolo Design
  • Pretty Little Monkey
  • Quilted Cabin
  • Red Wind Studio
  • Allison Carriere RMT
  • Mel Gagné RMT
  • Neo Vintage Furniture
  • Sassy threads
  • Shorteez
  • Signature Homestyles
  • Silpada
  • Soc-it tea company
  • Sparkle & Shine
  • Squire Shop
  • Stella & Dot
  • Steward Bags
  • Stone Temple Jewels
  • Sweet Satisfaction
  • The Vintage Door
  • Tickle your Fancy
  • TLC by Bernice
  • Tricot Treat Imports
  • Uppercase Living
  • Vic 56
  • Wild Oakes
  • Zumba Williamstown

The above article was written with notes and the use of a photo from Cornwall Seaway News.

Categorised in: , ,