Sidewalk Sales 2024

2024 Vendor Locations

*at own location

* A Little Something White
Abilis, Grove Street Plaza
Acevedo Sales, Grove Street Plaza
At Home In Darien, 1101 Post Road/Webster Bank
* Bankwell
* Barrett Bookstore
Beth Ladd Collections, 1057 Post Road/William Pitt
Brett Lauren Jewelry, 1020 Post Road/J.McLaughlin
* Browne & Co
* Choice Pet (in Darien Commons)
* Christ Community Church
* COMPASS
Darien Chamber of Commerce, 15 Corbin Drive/Darien Toy Box
* Darien Community Association Thrift Shop
Darien Pride 1015, Post Road/Blue Mercury
Darien Republicans, 1020 Post Road
* Darien Running Company
* Darien Sport Shop
* Darien Toy Box
* DR Bank
*Double Exposure Boutique, 1958 Post Road
* Everything is Rosey Boutique
Evolution PT & Fitness, 995 Post Road/David Harvey Jewelry
* Fjord Fish Market
Get Joy Food, 1057 Post Road/William Pitt
* Gofer Ice Cream (ticket redemptions)
* Grieb's Pharmacy
Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys, 995 Post Road/David Harvey Jewelry
* Helen Ainson
Here for You Clothing, 1034 Post Road/Bank of America
* J.McLaughlin
LaSource, 1034 Post Road/Bank of America
Lil' Dente Pediatric Dentistry, 35 Corbin Drive
LYMBR, 988 Post Rd/Christ Community Church
*Mandarine Home
* Sail to Sable. the cabana
Sand Accessories, 35 Corbin Drive
Salt Cave of Darien 1034 Post Road/Bank of America
* Shoes 'N' More
The Primmer Travel Team Bank of America, Post Rd/Corbin Drive
The Residence at Selleck's Woods, 1034 Post Road/Bank of America
* The Town Cellar
Thriving Youth Darien, 1101 Post Road/Webster Bank
Tusol Wellness, 35 Corbin Drive
Venture Photography, 1015 Post Road/Blue Mercury
Waveny LifeCare Network, 35 Corbin Drive
* Wee Mondine
Westy Self Storage, 35 Corbin Drive
* Whim
* Williams Day Spa
William Raveis Real Estate, 15 Corbin Drive/Darien Toy Box

Youth Entrepreneurs (located at Bankwell, 1065 Post Rd. on Saturday only)

Angela's Plants and Arts

Aria's Looms

Avery's Bakeshop

Babe & Babe Co.

Beads by Sakky

Coastal Beads by Rebecca

DA Designs

Designs By Danielle

Ivory Moon

Lily's Yarn Works

MCS Designs seacdesigns

Swim & Dive Team Car Wash Tickets

The Crafty Cove by The Hussain Sisters

 

 

VENDOR INFORMATION

Participation Fees for all 3 days (required), rain or shine, 10-5pm:

  • Full DCC Members: $275
  • SWS Member-only fee: $525
  • Non Profits Members: $200
  • Youth (14-21): Free, Saturday only. See specific details below.
  • No refunds will be offered after JUNE 1
  • After JUNE 1 we cannot guarantee you will be included in the advertising.
  • 1 spot = approx. 1 parking spot, or a 10x10 ft tent.

Food & Beverages (includes packaged food and samples):

TENT RENTALS (no guarantees for last minute requests):

  • Order tables/chairs/tents directly from Norwalk Tent, mention Darien Chamber for a discount! Youth, this will all be provided for you.
  • Ask for Thomasena by June 15th at 203-249-2069 or email greene2484@optimum.net
  • *****Not all vendor spaces fit Norwalk Tent's 10x10' tents. If you miss the deadline, there is no guarantee A) you will get a tent, they sell out and B) the tent you want will fit your assigned spot .***** 
  • Delivery and pickup no cost. Set up of tents will take place the Wednesday before sales.
  • Full payment due prior to set up. Arrange with Norwalk Tent directly.
  • You may use your own tent. Please don't go larger than 8x8'.
  • A tent is highly recommended for sun and rain protection.

RULES:

  • All vendors must be present from 10am to 5pm all 3 days.
  • The Chamber obtains town permits, ensuring that parking regulations, zoning restrictions and restrictions against obstructing the sidewalk are not enforced during the sidewalk sales. The Chamber ensures the event, and our liability insurance only covers pre-registered participants.
  • Only registered participants are covered by these permits, the town will not allow outside sales by stores or other vendors who decide to take part without going through the registration process. dcc is required by Darien police and Darien planning & zoning to shut down any non-complying SWS vendor.
  • You are not allowed to change or arrange locations without prior consent, in doing so will result in expulsion from the sales.
  • A participating business is only allowed to promote that same business from the outside of their location or tent. If another business is promoted outside, that business will have to pay the full participation fee.
  • Only the DCC can give permission for any company, non-profit or individual to exhibit or be involved in Sidewalk Sales.
  • In the week before and on the days of the Darien Sidewalk Sales, the wording “Sidewalk Sales” can only be used by paying participants. If a merchant uses this terminology in any signage outside or inside their Darien location, (whether a chamber member or not) implies participation in this town-wide event coordinated by the Chamber and therefore must pay the fee.
  • Every SWS merchant is to provide a trash can outside at their shopping area and placement based on availability. No requests to supply you a trach can please.
  •  The Darien Chamber of Commerce provides all permissions, permits and promotions (except for food, click for form here).
  • If you are selling or handing out food, you must submit a permit to the health department at Darien Town Hall.

YOUTH:

By registering for one of the sixteen available youth spots you are confirming attendance for Saturday, July 13th. Failure to cancel your reservation within one week of the event if you cannot attend will result in forfeiting any participation rights for the following year. It's important to note that these spots are in high demand, and your absence prevents another individual from participating.

You are registering for one space. If you are under 14 and need a parent, or have a partner(s), please contact the Chamber at execdirector@darienctchamber.com.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

MAY 1 - 14: Full DCC Members:
• Registration for Chamber members only. Members will have a two-week priority registration period to sign up and pay. If you do not have a store front, this will be a first come, first serve basis for you!
• Retail vendors (or those offering items, services to sell) will get priority over informational-only vendors.

MAY 15: SWS Members & Youth (14-21)
• Registration will open to SWS only-Chamber members and will be collected on a first come, first serve basis for everyone from this point forward.

After the dedicated spots are taken, a wait list will be implemented. Because the spots are limited this year, it is important to register asap!

If you would like to donate the space in front of your store to a vendor for 3 days, please contact execdirector@darienctchamber.com

YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR TENT

Participation is for Saturday only, 10-5pm, and is free!

  • Youth Entrepreneur tent available Saturday only, 10-5pm, ages 14-21. If younger than 14, must be accompanied by an adult. All tents, chairs, tables and location will be provided for you.
  • The youth entrepreneurial tent will be sponsored by and located next to Bankwell (in between Caffè Nero & Bankwell), registration is free and will be accepted starting 5/15. First come, first serve.
  • When registering, you are reserving 1 spot. If you are more than one person, please email execdirector@darienctchamber.com so we can accommodate space.
  • By registering for one of the sixteen available youth spots you are confirming attendance for Saturday, July 13th. Failure to cancel your reservation within one week of the event if you cannot attend will result in forfeiting any participation rights for the following year. It's important to note that these spots are in high demand, and your absence prevents another individual from participating.
  • If you are selling or handing out food, you must submit a permit to the health department at Darien Town Hall.

RULES (see above)