Have you heard? Katonah’s most anticipated sale of the year is a little earlier this year. It’s actually this weekend. So get your walking shoes ready, start looking between the sofa cushions for some extra change and clear your calendar for two days worth of fun and shopping at the Katonah Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sidewalk Sale.
From 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on July 15th & 16th (Friday and Saturday), this year’s sale days will feature more than just deals at your favorite stores. The event will feature live music, food trucks and a trolley ride. Here’s what you can expect.
Music performances, food trucks and a trolley
Head to the gazebo for an eclectic blend of live music with performances from Sarah Browne (11:00 a.m. on Friday), Annalyse & Ryan (11:00 a.m. on Saturday) and School of Rock (3:30 p.m. on Saturday) – a little bit of something for everyone!
Both the Tipsy Taco Bar and Bona Bona Ice Cream (noon on Friday) will be in attendance as well…but, we warn you, don’t go too crazy in case the Vintage Trolley Stella from The Peekskill Trolley Company gets a little bumpy!
Yes, that’s right. Trolley rides have come to the sidewalk sale – you can hop on between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday for a 20-minute ride. In the morning, the trolley route circles Bedford Road and Katonah Avenue where passengers are encouraged to view the beautiful dollhouses from the 125th Anniversary parade. They’ll be displayed in windows along Katonah Avenue (view ours in Oak & Oil’s window). In the afternoon, the trolley makes its way over to the Katonah Museum of Art where visitors can view their new exhibit, Tradition Interrupted, on a docent tour.
Face painting, games and more
From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m on Saturday, free face painting by Maria (@mariafacepainter) is available (courtesy of Melissa Marcogliese of Compass) for all who wish to be adorned by exotic butterflies and/or unicorns (kids and adults are welcome). You can find Maria at the KVIS tent near the library. Plus, can enjoy vendor pop-ups, family-friendly games like corn hole and oversized checkers, and even the Chamber’s restored antique carnival wheel which awards all who play.
Stop by and say hello
Even though they don’t have an actual store, what would our sidewalk sale be without our local realty offices? Say hello to your former (or current) realtor and stop by the various offices for a bit of fun. Houlihan Lawrence will have a table outside of their office, giving away footballs, water bottles and a Radio Flyer wagon with the Houlihan logo. At William Raveis, they’ll have glitter tattoos, cotton candy and iced coffee in which the proceeds will be donated to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. A few blocks away at their new location across from Tazza, Coldwell Bankers will offer free face painting, gift card raffle baskets, frisbees, hand sanitizers, reusable tote bags and more. Plus, experienced agents will be on hand to answer any questions.
This is a sidewalk sale, after all, and there are deals to be had. While many of the local stores will participate, here are a few of the highlights:
Bracken Feldman’s pottery
On Friday, local potter Bracken Feldman is offering a discount on her 100% handcrafted mugs: one for $30 and two for $55. If you haven’t heard of Bracken, she’s located just north of us in Croton Falls and offers workshops as well as a variety of hand-made items (pitchers, teapots, vases, bowls, plates, etc.). Fun fact: Bracken began taking ceramics classes in high school by accident – she thought she’d signed up for a photography class, but she checked the wrong box and landed in a pottery class instead. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Outside of Gather, you’ll find discounted dishes and select kitchen linens and inside you’ll find a 10% discount on new merchandise. “We are gearing up for an amazing fall with the most fabulous merchandise yet,” says Suzanne Martin who owns Gather and Rubysue. Fall styles are arriving daily, so if you are a fashionista that does not want to miss out, now is the time to purchase the new merchandise,” says owner Suzanne Martin. Gather is also contributing to the wheel’s spin of wonder with prizes like organic cotton tea towels and autumn candles.
Head to Majestic Hudson’s courtyard for their third annual artisan’s market, featuring a variety of artists throughout the Hudson Valley. The market will include fine art, jewelry, ceramics, crystals, wellness products, kids’ couture, Henna, music and more.
Old New House
Old New House has put together a sidewalk sale preview on their website, so check out their online collection of prospective sale items for the event – including handmade pillows, vintage rugs, bronze sculptures, art, and more.
Oak & Oil
When you stop in Oak & Oil to check out our brightly-colored doll house, take a few minutes to appreciate the oil paintings by Hudson Valley artist Linda Puiatti, the featured artist whose soft and evocative landscapes are juxtaposed with her textured abstract works. In fact, don’t just look, purchase something you like! If art’s not your thing or your walls are already full, Oak & Oil will have some rugs and furniture on sale as well.
Rubysue is offering an outside merchandise sale featuring denim, dresses, jackets and shoes at 50% off. If you choose to enter the store, you’ll be delighted to know this season’s merchandise is also 20% off during the sidewalk sale. Also, if you’re lucky, you’ll win one of their prizes at the carnival wheel. We’re told they’re giving away Jao body oil, mesh fashion socks and a market bag.
The Hair Wharf
Before we get into what The Hair Wharf is offering this weekend, we must take a moment to make a public service announcement: Do you understand why you use the hair products you do? What they do (or don’t do) for your hair? And how they work with other products? If not, prioritize stopping by The Hair Wharf so you can get a better understanding of what will (and won’t) work for your locks. Then, take advantage of their $10 off sale to buy what you actually need for your hair (excludes Liters and Olaplex products). You can also purchase a package of five blow dryers for $180 (the fifth one is free) or a $500 package for any service and get an extra $75 of services on the house.
Remember, the sale goes up and down Katonah Avenue (and around the corner/on the side streets) on Friday and Saturday. We hope to see you there!