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The 6th Annual Food Tasting and Retail Experience

Saturday September 9, 2017  2pm - 5pm 


Tickets/Passport $15, (Two for $25) Children 5-12 $5


(locations on map , below) Ticket sales begin @1:45pm

Beer, Wine and Drinks are available from inside most of the participating Restaurants

or stop by our 2 Outside Beer Gardens




Bistro du Soliel
Black Duck
Cuatro Hermanos 
Donut Crazy 
Dunkin Donuts
Embody Fitness Gourmet
Fleisher's Craft Butchery
Garelick & Herbs
Harvest Wine Bar
JRs Hot Dogs (Bridge Garage)
Julian's Brick Oven Pizza
Kawa Ni
Lobster Shack @ Rizzutos
Match Burger Lobster
New Brook Kitchens
Parker Mansion
Rainbow Thai
Rizzutos Oyster Bar
Roly Poly
Romanacci Pizza
Saugatuck Sweets
Tarry Lodge
The Whelk 
Viva Zapata 
Westport Chinese Takeout 
Winfield Street Deli 


All Seasons Marine
Bridge Garage
CT Dance Theater
Desi's Corner Store
Dock Shop
Eleish Van Breems
Indulge by Mersene
Jan Hiltz Designs
Kate Burton Spa
Lifetronic Systems
Minutemen Clearners
Ninety 9 Bottles
Paul Albert Salon
Riverstone Construction
Saugatuck Rowing Club
Sports Attic
Tanner White Architects
The Flat
Ultimathule Hair Salon
Westport Auction
Westport Florist
World Champ. Tae Kwan Do

Beer Gardens

Bridge Square & RR Place



Outside Chance (@Bridge Square)
Mill River Band (@Railroad Place)
Silver Steel (@Plaza)
Jon Saxon Band (@Black Duck)
Suzanne Sheridan (@Tarry Lodge)
School of Rock (@Dunvilles)

Railroad Place
Obstacle CourseObstacle
CT Dance Theater (3pm & 4pm)      

Riverside Ave

Minute Man Cleaners
Giant Slide

Balloon Bending

Bouncy Houses    

Luciano Park:
Tae Kwan Do Demo (3:15pm)

Maker Space 2 -5 pm
Nerdy Derby

Fire House:
Tours and
Fire Safety Demonstrations
 2- 5

Artwork by:

Proceeds to date benefitting the

Gillespie Food Pantry $18,500

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years 2012 - 2016

Video about the 2014 Festival

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

After highly successful events starting in 2011 the Slice returns for the sixth year on Saturday September 9, 2015 from 2pm - 5pm 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 the auction house items. 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 you passport stamped and enter in the lottery for gift certificates to many of these fine venues.


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

Beer Gardens @ Bridge Sq and RR Place.

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

6 bands playing at different venues throughout The Slice.

All this for an all inclusive $15 (2 for $25) participation fee for adults and $5 for children 5-12. Proceeds 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.


Robert Lamdins mural of Saugatuck

Westport Historical Society's Saugatuck restored this mural that now resides in Town Hall.


 News from 2015

Omnom is first - Tons of Fun
Hamel Hub - Discover Saugatuck for $10
CT Bites - Tons of Family fun
Daily Voice - Chamber Expands Slice
WestportNow - The biggest Yet
Westport News - Celebrate Saugtuck with food


News from 2014 Festival

CT Bites - Festival is Back
Dan Woog on 06880 - Any way you Slice it
Westport News - 'Slice of Saugatuck' served up again Sept. 14

News from 2012 Festival:

  Video produced by John Hartwell for 2012 festival

Gillespie Center gets donation
OmnomCt.com On Line food Blog
CT Bites announces the festival
Westport Minuteman Chimes in
The Daily Westport promotes the festival
Our Town Crier covers the Slice.
Patch has piece on the festival
Westport Now as well
Dan Woog's 06880
Hula Frog jumps in.

News from 2011 Festival:

Westport News - August 3rd - Town Approves Festival - Slice to Showcase Saugatuck.
CT Magazine - Announcement
CT Bites promotes Festival
Daily Stamford Chimes in
Westport Now Sept 16
Westport News Sept 16
The Daily Westport Sept 16


If you have any questions please contact Matthew Mandell, Director of the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 203-227-9234.

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