Taste, Shop, Learn at Slice of Saugatuck 2014

The 3rd Annual Slice of Saugatuck

Wine & Food Tasting and Retail Experience

Sunday September 14, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm

Tickets/Passport $10, Children 5-12 $5

TICKETS CAN ONLY BE BOUGHT ON SITE DAY OF EVENT

(locations on map) Ticket sales begin @12:45

 

Come and see what’s happening in Saugatuck – it’s a renaissance of food, drink and activity.

After highly successful events in 2011 and 2012, the Slice returns on Sunday September 14, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm with over three dozen of Saugatuck’s finest restaurants, shops and galleries  opening their doors and inviting the community to come and sample their offerings. Walk the streets of Saugatuck Center and taste your way from restaurant to restaurant, to liquor store, to retail merchant and back.

Walk the Slice!!!

From Riverside Avenue to Railroad Place, to Charles Street, to Saugatuck Avenue each venue will have something special to offer. Try some brick oven pizza, a specialty soup or a dish from Mario Batali. Try something at Bridge Square’s eateries. Watch a Black Belt Tae Kwon Do demonstration by Westport’s award winning martial artists or check out an auction. Listen to over 8 bands and stroll along the boardwalk at the plaza overlooking the river. Maybe even take a paddle on a SUP or kayak. There is so much to do for the whole family. Bring the kids and check out the Fire Department’s antique fire engine, the fire safety trailer and tour the historic Fire House which will be open to the public. Climb a rock wall, jump in a super bouncy house and learn about Maker Space and 3D printing and watch drone fly over Luciano park.

Grab a map and see if you can taste everything being offered. Your stomach will be full before you get to the end.  Get Passport stamped and enter in the lottery for gift certificates to many of these fine venues.

Activities:

Restaurants / Caterers, 24 of them, will offer free tastings of their signature dishes right in front of their locations.

A Liquor Store will offer free wine tastings.

Retailers will offer kayak rides, auctions and auction tips,  Environmental info, boating information, discount coupons and martial arts demonstrations.

Olivette will have a couple of delicious dishes to sample and some artisanal bread for those who love to dip. If you haven’t had chance to check out Olivette Westport yet, Sunday will be the perfect day to do so. Read our feature story here.

Learn about Saugatuck’s History from the Town’s Curator and Historic Societies.

At least 8 bands playing at 5 different venues throughout The Slice.

All this for an all inclusive $10 participation fee for adults and $5 for children 5-12. Part of the profits will be donated to Homes for Hope, Gillespie Center Food Pantry.

Parking is on Riverside Avenue under 95 in the RR lot #5, right next to the new plaza.

The goal is to have you see Saugatuck for what it is, where it is. Come and Walk the Slice!

Note: Railroad Place will be closed to be a block party. Access to the train will still be available.

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