Spend your Saturday in beautiful and quaint Chester, Connecticut. It starts early, so get there about an hour before, find a good place to park and be sure to wear sneakers. Don’t forget to wear a hat, sunblock, bring cash and a good-sized car to tote your wares in. You’ll be wonderfully surprised at the amazing and cool things for sale in Chester. So New England!
From the Chester Historical Society website:
Visitors flock to Chester from all over Connecticut and New York, and even as far away as New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Vermont, to partake in the concentration of fabulous tag sales that happen here in Chester that day. Each year more than 500 maps, listing usually over 60 sales, are distributed.
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Chester is located on the Connecticut River about 10 miles North of Old Saybrook. If traveling from the North or North West, take Route 9 South from I-91 south of Hartford. If traveling from the South West or East, take Route 9 North from I-95.
Parking: The Mill has limited parking. When parking is available, it is usually restricted for handicap use. When we have a large event, we sometimes use our small parking lot for a tent. In this case, there is NO parking on the premises. Please note that parking is not permitted in the driveway to our building. This is a shared driveway that does not belong to us. It must be kept clear at all times for the residents who live further down the drive. Public parking is available:
- in the Town Center
- just up West Main Street at the Public Library
- when available, just next door to the Library at the United Church
- at 4 Water Street behind the stone building
- farther down Water street across from the bank off Maple Street