As giant stores expand across the country, some small shopkeepers quiver and quake and finally give up. Not in Cold Spring, New York.

Main Street in Cold Spring — File photo by Michael Turton
Main Street in Cold Spring
— File photo by Michael Turton

Main Street merchants in the historic little village on the Hudson River are also expanding — on to the sidewalks outside their stores.

Starting on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28, from noon to 4 p.m., they will hold a bargain-bloated sidewalk sale with just about every Main Street business participating. Rain or shine, displayed outdoors on Main Street will be antiques, gifts, handicrafts and so much more at great prices.

The weekend atmosphere will be highlighted by face painting at Kismet at Caryn’s, tiddly winks and bubble blowing contest at the Country Goose, balloon art at Go-Go Pops, checkers and chess games at the Garden Cafe, Angora wool spinning demonstration at the Country Goose, treasure hunt — everyone, camping and fishing expo at Old Souls, lemonade stand at Swing, bead identification and free gem for kids at Momminia, magic tricks at the Country Touch, grand opening of Open Concept, balloons, bubbles, music and entertainment for the children. For outdoors folks, enjoy kayaking on the Hudson and hiking Breakneck Mountain.

This quaint 19th-century village is located on the banks of the Hudson River in Putnam County, New York, and boasts many antiques shops, specialty shops and great restaurants. Enjoy the day walking and shopping on Main Street and enjoying some old fashioned outdoor shopping.

For further information or directions, contact Leonora Burton at 845-265-2122 or


Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Turton, who has been a reporter for The Current since its founding in 2010, moved to Philipstown from his native Ontario in 1998. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Cold Spring government, features

One reply on “Come One, Come All to Cold Spring Sidewalk Sale”

  1. Thanks for a great article and publicity for this event; it looks to be a fantastic weekend for all our visitors.

    In addition to being one of the most beautiful places in the Hudson River Valley, Cold Spring is home to some of the most unusual shops north of Manhattan. We have it all from antiques to boutiques to galleries and there’s always something new to see, no matter which store you check out. Shopkeepers will not only be offering a big selection of merchandise, but there will be many special offers as well. It’s not too early to start holiday shopping.

    Many thanks to Libby Pataki and Putnam Tourism for their generous donation to the Cold Spring Merchants Association. It made a lot of difference in helping to get the word out.

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