MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – With a total of 150 vendor tables this year compared to 120 in 2011, members of the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce say they are hosting their biggest Sidewalk Sales Days event ever.
Not only will there be the usual hundreds of local merchants offering once-in-a-year deals at tables and tents pitched throughout the downtown Mount Kisco shopping district, there are also new ingredients added to the mix this year: a talent contest offering cash prizes and an art show hosted by the Mount Kisco Library Foundation.
Attendees to the event Saturday and Sunday can also enjoy carnival rides in the Shopper’s Park lot, musical entertainment, interactive demonstrations by local dance and martial arts studio, food from a variety of local restaurants and many free giveaways.
“Sales Days is a long standing tradition here in Northern Westchester,” said Mount Kisco Chamber Executive Director Kathleen Mooney, and this is the second year the chamber has collaborated with local events planning company Events to Remember to put on the event.
According to Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce President Phil Bronzi, Sales Days is a good way for local retailers to market their businesses.
Bronzi said he sees business improving slowly but surely in Mount Kisco, and listed a few recent updates for the village: the Victoria’s Secret vacancy is slated to be occupied soon, Armonk company “It’s About Time” recently moved into town and Tommy Copper, an athletic performance gear store, is making its debut at Sidewalk Sales Days this year.
“We have a lot of retailers and merchants that have goods that they sell directly,” said Bronzi. “But we also have a lot of service businesses that can put their service on display very much like they would at a trade show.”
This year will also feature on-site pet adoptions and a dedication ceremony on Sunday for the Mount Kisco Public Library’s new raised garden.
Daniele Churchill, owner of clothing store Churchills of Mount Kisco, is sponsoring Middletown-based no-kill shelter Pets Alive, which will bring a bus filled with 50 animals.
“We are looking forward to finding these lovable guys homes and increasing our presence in the area,” said Pets Alive President Kerry Clair in a release.
The two-day fair takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Those interested can check out the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce's website for a full schedule of sales days special events and a list of some of the vendors.