Super Slice Of Saugatuck Set For Saturday

Bordered by a river, train tracks and I-95, Saugatuck can’t get much bigger.

But it keeps growing. New apartments, restaurants and businesses make Westport’s original center — and “2nd downtown” — livelier than ever.

Slice of Saugatuck grows each year too. The 4th annual edition — set for Saturday (September 12, noon-3 p.m.) — is the biggest yet.

Slice of SaugatuckMore merchants than ever — 44 — are participating. Over 2 dozen eateries will offer food and/or drinks; other shops will show off their wares. There’s a new mini-Maker Space, drones, obstacle courses and more, along with 7 musical groups (and the fire station’s traditional open house).

Plus — once the Slice ends — a free concert, with 2 “Sweet Sounds o’ Summer” bands playing in Luciano Park (3 and 5 p.m.).

It’s a triple win for Westport, says Chamber of Commerce executive director Matthew Mandell, who created the 1st Slice of Saugatuck in 2011.

It promotes Saugatuck merchants and the area. It gives the community a great event. And it raises money for the homeless and hungry.

The Homes With Hope Gillespie Food Pantry is again the beneficiary. They received $10,000 in proceeds from the past 2 festivals.

Slice of Saugatuck tickets are $10 per adult, $5 for children 6-12 (available on site). Any way you slice it, that’s a bargain!

From Bridge Square to Railroad Place -- and everywhere else -- Slice of Saugatuck is packed. (Photo/Terry Cosgrave)

From Bridge Square to Railroad Place — and everywhere else — Slice of Saugatuck is packed. (Photo/Terry Cosgrave)

3 responses to “Super Slice Of Saugatuck Set For Saturday

  1. Kim Crowther Manning

    Can’t wait! This is such a fun event. So many things to do and taste and see! Two great Westport weekends back to back – first the Blues Views and BBQ festival and now Slice of Saugatuck. The two Sweet Sounds of Summer bands are Voodoo Carnival at 3pm and Miss Suzy’s Opus at 5pm. Both bands feature long time Westporters (yours truly, Dave Rauh, Suzy Bessett Dean, Todd Pines, Michael Kinsler). If you’re depressed about the Blues, Views & BBQ fest being over, this extra slice of outdoor fun will lift your spirits.

  2. Did Matthew also create the Slice of Saugatuck logo/design? If not, who did? Since the festival’s inception, I’ve felt that’s one of the best local creative graphics I’ve ever seen–one that seemed worthy of an award.

  3. Miggs did it for me based on the slice of pizza concept mixed with the shape of the area. Thanks for liking it.

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