Story by Lourice Angie
The Warwick Valley Merchants Guild held their annual sidewalk sale, this year billed as a “Picker’s Paradise,” in the Village of Warwick on Sat., Jul. 8 and Sun., Jul. 9 on Railroad Ave. and along Main St in Warwick.
This year, in honor of the Village of Warwick’s Sesquicentennial celebration, a “Pickers Paradise” was added to the regular deals, charming finds and in-store specials offered at the annual sale. The new addition brought in vendors with vintage, upcycled, salvaged, and reclaimed items for sale. Local businesses also benefited from the event with a noticeable increase in sales throughout the weekend.
The Warwick Merchants Guild, local eateries and shops contributed to funding the bargain filled event. As always, non-profit civic and religious organizations were also welcomed. A pie eating contest hosted by Noble Pies was held on Sun., Jul. 9 on Railroad Ave.
The chairperson of the event, Corrine Iurato, explained that each of the participating shop owners use the sidewalk sale as an opportunity to meet new customers and greet regulars while putting out great items at discounted prices, clearing out older stock and introducing new items with incentive prices.
“Wonderful event. Vendors are all extremely nice, love the dogs everywhere, and love the quaint town of Warwick,” said Mary Jo A., a visitor to Warwick who enjoyed an afternoon of shopping and sales in the Village.