Hundreds of guests walked Main Street in Saco for the Saco Sidewalk Art Festival on Saturday. RYDER SCHUMACHER/Journal Tribune

Hundreds of guests walked Main Street in Saco for the Saco Sidewalk Art Festival on Saturday. RYDER SCHUMACHER/Journal Tribune

SACO — Popup tents lined Main Street in the dozens as locals’ perused handmade goods from crafters from around the region at the Saco Maine Street Sidewalk Art Festival.

Humid temperatures reached 90 by midday, but nonetheless hundreds came out to shop and take part in the event that’s happened annually on Main Street in Saco for over 40-years.

Over 78 vendors participated in the festival, many of which attending for the first time. Other vendors like Wicked Good Décor out of Dracut, Massachusetts — who have participated in the festival for three years — said the lengthy drive and setup is always well worth it in order to display their indoor décor items in Saco.

“We just like the people here, you go to some places that have craft fairs and people just aren’t as into it,” said owner Bryan Turcotte. “It’s awesome to see people coming out and enjoying what craft artists have to offer.”

Elsewhere crafters and artists sold jewelry, paintings, pottery, chinaware clothing and numerous other crafts and knick-knacks.

Saco Main Street also held a penny auction for 45 items donated by vendors and downtown merchants. The raffle booth was busy throughout a majority of the day.

“The turnout is right on par with what we were expecting,” said Susan Biggs of Saco Main Street. “And it looks like the sun’s coming out so we’re thinking many more will come out to enjoy the scene.”

Aside from browsing craft goods guests were able to enjoy live music and take to the many lunch and ice cream joints around Saco’s downtown; the fair appeared to have a little bit of something for everyone.

“We’re enjoying ourselves,” said locals Jeff and Lisa Petit, who had attended as a family with their sons Cal and Theo. “We were all excited to get here.”

— Staff Writer Ryder Schumacher can be reached at 282-1535, or via email at [email protected]

 

 

 

 


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