Slice of Saugatuck Festival: $5 for a big slice of food, wine, and fun in Westport

2 Sep

Please click through to see the full map on the Slice of Saugatuck page.

Right by the water in Saugatuck you’ll find three streets that form a giant triangular “slice” of life for Westporters and Connecticuters.  Railroad Place is to the north, Riverside Avenue by the water is to the west, and Franklin Street is to the-wait for it…east.  Whether you want to go out for some food, check out the variety of wine, beer, and liquor, or find something exciting to do, this area of Westport isn’t lacking one bit.  And, to help you see this and to celebrate it we have the Second Annual Slice of Saugatuck!

You’ll be able to check it out on Saturday, 9/15 from noon to 3 pm by only paying a measly, tiny, incomprehensible $5 at one of the festival entrances.  Just think about it:  $5.  5$.  Five dollar entrance.  If you got that joke, you’re as lame as us, btw.  Well, what do you get in return for that $5?  First of all, you help to raise money for Homes for Hope/Gillespie Center Food Pantry. Secondly, to put it bluntly, your own little slice of heavenFree food samples, free wine and liquor samples, free live music, free rides on a kayak, learn how to fly fish, take a tour of their historical fire house, stock up on discounts/coupons, watch a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, check out all the local shops, and–yes–more.

Yeah, that’s amazing, especially when you count out that there are 39 different places participating this year, with 24 of those being food and drink tastings.  Yeah, it’s like when you go to Costco and you have lunch by trying samples.  Well, this is way more epic and with all these stops you’ll probably fill up for the rest of the weekend!

When you’re done (is that possible?) checking out all the activities and samples, you can head back to Railroad Place where the street will be a block party.  Woot woot!  To even blow your mind more, you’ll realize that there are lots more places along the way for you to stop and check out.  Before we dish out all the details of who is participating, we just want to let you know that you should park on Riverside Avenue under 95 in Railroad lot #5.


Bistro 88
Black Duck
Cake Suite
Cocoa Michelle
Collyer Catering & Market
Commuter Coffee
Cuatro Hermanos
Dunkin Donuts
Embody Fitness Gourmet
Julian’s Brick Oven Pizza
Mansion Clam House
Marios Place
Roly Poly
Tarry Lodge
VFW/Gallo Group Catering
Viva Zapata
Westport Chinese Takeout

Liquor/Wine Tasting

Saugatuck Wine & Spirits


Bridge Garage
Desi’s Corner Store
Down Under
Eco Logic
Gold Coast Exchange
Greenfield Clearners
Indulge by Mersene
IPM Automotive
Jessica Ryan’s Salon
Laura Barton Gallery
Lifetronic Systems
Minutemen Clearners
Paul Albert Salon
Ron’s Barber Shop
Saugatuck Craft Butchery
Saugatuck Studios
The Saugatuck Rowing Club & Fitness Center
TD Bank
Westport Outfitters
World Champ. Tae Kwan Do



Marvin Beach Bums
Too Blue
String Fingers Band
Five in the Chamber
Breaks Over

On The Plaza:

Butchery Demo

Luciano Park:

Tae Kwan Do Demo
1 and 2 pm

Fly Fishing
12:30, 2:30pm

Fire House:

Tours and Fire Safety Demonstrations
12 – 3

7 Responses to “Slice of Saugatuck Festival: $5 for a big slice of food, wine, and fun in Westport”

  1. Real Estate Jolt September 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Cannot wait to go! Loved it last year.


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro September 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

      How was it last year? What did you like the most?


      • Real Estate Jolt September 3, 2012 at 12:03 am #

        I think my favorite food was from Tutti’s & Rizzuto’s. It was nice meeting up with neighbors and friends and simply just watching everyone having a good time.


      • Linda Gramatky Smith September 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

        Seeing friends from all over Westport, and a great ambiance of cooperation. Great that they’re raising money for the Gillespie Center this year. A bargain, a downhome event!


        • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro September 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

          Linda, it’s pretty amazing when you see something like this come together. You have little shops, medium shops, and big shops, all coming together…working together to build up the community and to make a difference. We love it.


      • Real Estate Jolt September 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

        I loved all the scrumptious food samples. It was also fun meeting up with neighbors and friends.



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