Street Fair & Sidewalk Sale
The Wilton Chamber of Commerce’s Street Fair and Summer Sidewalk Sale returns for a fourth year on Saturday, July 18.
“This is kind of our summer festival,” said Chamber of Commerce Director Janeen Leppert. “We close down Old Ridgefield Road and have booths lined up with businesses, artisans and restaurants promoting themselves, and a lot of retailers selling things.”
The annual showcase of businesses and organizations, sponsored by Fairfield County Bank, will take place in Wilton Center from 10 to 4, along with Wilton Library’s Summer Book Sale. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the library.
Leppert said the Wilton Street Fair and Sidewalk Sale is a rain-or-shine event.
“We encourage participants to bring 10-by-10 pop-up tents,” she said, “which also help with high heat.”
The event is designed to showcase the Wilton community as a “vibrant retail, service and dining destination,” according to the Chamber of Commerce, and will feature live performances by Black Tie Quartet and Uncle Zac’s.
There will also be numerous activities and live demonstrations from JoyRide Wilton, Norwalk River Rowing Association and Karate Universe centered around the Wilton Town Green gazebo.
Children’s activities will include a live petting zoo, a magician, balloon characters from Mr. Bungles and carnival games.
“It’s a fun day with something for everyone in the family,” said Leppert, “and it’s a great way for the community to come together.”
Leppert said “a couple thousand people” typically attend the annual fair and sale, and the numbers grow each year.
“It is a good way for people that live in the area to come together. We get a lot of regional visitors,” she said.
“It’s also a great event if you live in Wilton because it celebrates everything our town does and has to offer in one action-packed day.”
As of Wednesday, July 8, the following exhibitors had signed up for this year’s event:
- ACR Designs
- Amber and Gems
- Ananas Resortwear
- B Chic
- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
- Café Ruche
- College Nannies + Tutors
- Contented Critters Country
- Gemini Dream Jewelry Design
- Gigi’s Attic
- Henna Dancer
- Hillside Cemetery
- In Pawticular
- J. Hilburn
- Jammin’ Nails (Jamberry Nails)
- John Casablancas Modeling & Acting Agency
- Josiel Jeme
- JoyRide Wilton
- Just Jewelry & Accessories
- Karate Universe
- Kempo Academy of Martial Arts
- Lady-Syll Designs
- Leaf Filter of North Connecticut Inc
- Miami Bay Beverage
- Miniatures by Monica Doll Clothes LLC
- Next Step Living
- Outdoor Sports Center
- Premier Designs Jewelry
- Renewal by Anderson
- Sabina Furst Designs
- Sand Art Party
- Send A Smile Cards
- Signature Style
- Sport Hill Honey Farm LLC
- Stainless Steel Jewelry
- Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios
- The Olive Oil Factory
- Treasure Beach
- Vermont Country Gourmet
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Wilton Center Travel LTD
- Wilton Hardware
- Wilton Historical Society
- Wilton Kiwanis Club
- Wilton Library Association Inc
The Chamber of Commerce will still be accepting applications this week from exhibitors interested in participating in this year’s event. Applications are available here .
For more information on the Wilton Street Fair and Sidewalk Sale, call the Chamber of Commerce at 203-762-0567.
The same day as the Street Fair and Sidewalk Sale, Wilton Library will host Get Booked! — A Local Author Showcase, from 11 to 1, where people will have a chance to meet and greet new authors, purchase books and have them signed.
As of Wednesday, July 8, 22 authors had signed up for the event, including Jack Cavanaugh, Robert MacArthur and James King, who have previously appeared at the library.
Accompanied by his wife Betty, Wiltonian Eugene D. Jones — who wrote The Music in My Life about his wife’s professional opera career — will also be at the event.
For more information on Get Booked!, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-3950.