Shopping My Way Around CT: Downtown Milford Business Association Hosts Sidewalk Sale

Some of the shops in the downtown Milford area. Photo Credit: Eric Urbanowicz

The Milford Oyster Festival is cancelled this year thanks to COVID-19. However, this year the shops in the downtown Milford area will still be getting together for a sidewalk sale this upcoming weekend.

The sidewalk sale was announced on the Downtown Milford Business Association via Instagram a few weeks back. The event will last two days — on Friday, August 14th, and Saturday, August 15th from 11 a.m – 4 p.m Those dates were actually going to be when the traditional Oyster Festival would have taken place.

According to the event’s Facebook page, the event will have sales on boutique apparel, housewares, accessories, and beauty.

So who are some of the retailers that you can expect to see?

According to an Instagram Post from Milford Moms, the following shops will be participating: SV Decker Jewelry, The Lovet Shop, The Body Waxing Studio, Gilded Lily, Hawkwood Games, Sophie Claire Shop, Vincent Jewelers, Island Time, and Inside Living Style.

And, I am going to give you a little pro-tip here. This area has such a great selection of restaurants, so I highly recommend that you grab a bite. In the downtown area, there is Stonebridge, Colony Grill, Flipside Burger Bar, SBC, and Taste of Thai — just to name a few.

Scratch Bakery in downtown Milford. Photo Credit: Eric Urbanowicz

And for those who are craving their annual fix of Oysters, be sure to check out SBC, the Founder’s House and Stonebridge. According to the Milford Mom’s Instagram post, they will be serving the traditional cuisine.

That said, make sure you save room for dessert. The downtown area has Scratch Baking and Sweet Cupcasions, both of which are my favorites.

I am going to be honest — I think that this is a great event and I’m looking forward to it. I love that it supports small businesses, which many of them have been impacted significantly from the pandemic. During the pandemic, we learned the importance of supporting local businesses. This event is one of the many ways that you can do so.

That said, this event is a great way to spend a Friday afternoon or a Saturday. With the pandemic, many of us — myself included — have been spending more time at home. While this may not be the vacation I had envisioned, it’s still a good way to get out of the house and walk around. And, adding in the sales, you have an event that has a bit of everything.

Be sure to check out the Downtown Milford Business Association’s Instagram for further updates about this event.

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