Area residents have plenty to look forward to this weekend as the City of Clarksburg, in partnership with The Clarksburg Visitor’s Bureau, has organized its First Annual Sidewalk Sale. To be held along Main Street in Downtown Clarksburg, the event boasts plenty of opportunities for attendees to “Eat, Shop, & Play” this Saturday, August 29.

The event grew out of an idea from local business owner and Clarksburg’s Mayor, Catherine Goings. While planning an outdoor sale for her shops, Embellishments and Wicked Sisters, she invited other storefronts to join in. This resulted in both the creation of a unique shopping experience for customers and a celebration of small businesses. According to the City of Clarksburg’s Marketing and Communications Specialist, Dominique Medina, “Business owners were very receptive to the idea, and are enthusiastic about the day’s events. It’s great anytime the community can come together, and the City prides itself in supporting the entrepreneur spirit.”

The list of local retailers participating in the shopping extravaganza includes: Embellishments, Embellishments Too, Wicked Sisters, 6th Street Salon, My Mother’s Daughter, Looking Glass Consignment, Puddie’s, James & Law Company, The Starving Artist, Fabulous Lulu’s, Yoga Loft, My Little Cupcake LLC, Breathe LLC, and more.

The Sidewalk Sale is just one part of the festivities downtown this Saturday. The Sale was purposely planned to coincide with other events, including the “Vendor Blender” at the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center, the Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cook-Off, and an opera performance by the Vintage Theatre Company. “We are taking the opportunity to capitalize off of all the extra foot traffic downtown. We are expecting a nice turnout and hope the Sidewalk Sale will become a recurring annual, and possibly even monthly, event,” said Medina.

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Beginning at 8AM, customers can stroll through the sales along Main Street, and take advantage of amazing goods and discounted prices. Hours may vary store to store, but most will remain open until noon. The “Vendor Blender”, also running from 8AM to noon, will feature door prizes, raffles, and a bake sale, in addition to over 20 vendors. Medina also recommends attending “our first ever ‘Yoga in the Streets’ taking place at 9AM on the Courthouse Plaza. Sponsored by the Yoga Loft, it is free and for all levels. Just bring a mat and prepare to namaste. After finding your zen, we suggest a smoothie or coffee and some shopping. Around noon, head on over to the Pasta Cook-Off to refuel.” The fun continues through the afternoon and into the evening, proving that Downtown Clarksburg offers something for everyone.

For the full list of the day’s retailers and activities, visit the event page here.