SOUTHPORT, Conn. — More than 40 families will peddle their wares — from kayaks to kids’ toys — at the giant Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale this weekend in Southport.
Sellers, who buy spots ahead of time, load their cars with unwanted treasures and head for Trinity Episcopal Church’s parking lot for the annual sale, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 this year.
And don’t expect boxes of 8-track tapes and bodice-ripper romance novels. This sale often features antiques, designer clothing and handbags from Vineyard Vines, Coach and Hermes, china, silver and mountain bikes.
Local merchants, including Bespoke Designs, Two Bs Accessories, Little River Farm and others, are also expected, as well as food trucks and vendors.
All proceeds from parking space sales go to Trinity’s mission and outreach programs.
“Last year’s Tailgate Tag Sale gave our neighbors a unique reason to come together and celebrate our community in a new way,” said Peggy Hodgkins, church rector. “This year’s Tag Sale builds on that success and gives everyone a give their used items a new life.”
Among the groups aided by Trinity’s outreach program are Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Center for Family Justice, Council for Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), Parish Court, St. Luke’s/St. Paul’s Food Pantry, and many more.
The church parking lot is located at the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street. The rain date is Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.