If anyone tells you that the annual fall Harvest Market sponsored by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is “going to the dogs,” they’re not being critical of the event: they’re just providing a factual description of one feature which people really enjoy.
The Harvest Market takes place on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on the Old Town Hall Green (corner of Old Post and Beach roads) in Fairfield. At 11 a.m., the Dog Costume Parade begins. That’s right, dogs in costumes.
The first 25 dogs to line up will receive a free Fairfield Chamber of Commerce dog bandana. Only even-tempered dogs that get along with others will be allowed to participate. The pooches are invited to dress up and be on their best behavior, as they
prance along the parade route with their owners and families. Prizes, gift cards supplied by Natural Pet Outlet, will be awarded for the most creative costumes.
There will be a lot more going on during the event, which is free and open to humans as well. More than 40 clothiers, jewelers, artisans and others will have their latest merchandise on display. Vendors from Fairfield’s Farmers Market also will be on hand. The Farmers Market ended for the season on Oct. 1, but many of the regular vendors will be at the Harvest Market. Food trucks will offer a variety of items for lunch or snacking.
Susan Cronin of the Fairfield Canine Cooperative and Michelle Hennessey with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty will be on hand to present “A New Home For Everyone,” offering homeless dogs for adoption accompanied by listings of homes for sale in Fairfield.
For more information, FairfieldCTChamber.com or call 203-255-1011.