Three downtown Meaford businesswomen are organizing a one-day summer sidewalk sale with a twist in what they believe could become become an annual three-day event.
Doors of Meaford Summerfest in the downtown area on July 30 will combine sidewalk sales with two unique events – a poutine competition and an artist installation. Seven restaurants have signed up to enter their best take on the traditional French Canadian dish of french fries served with a growing variety of toppings. Entries will be judged by three celebrity judges. Meanwhile, five artists have signed on to paint the doors of four storefronts on the north side of Sykes Street and the door to Chic Hair Boutique on the south side. The installation will be sponsored by Knights Home Building Centre.
“We are going to start teasing out details of the poutine competition on social media soon,” organizer Grace Morin told The Meaford Independent on Monday, July 18. “We have three local celebrities as judges. The public will have passports listing the restaurants.
“We are looking for vendors – artists, crafters, groups, online businesses, and stores beyond the downtown – all vendors who would like to set up tables on the sidewalk on Sykes Street. We want to showcase the best that Meaford has to offer.”
The Summerfest will include a dog parade sponsored by the Beautiful Joe Society and a Golden Town Cruisers vintage car show. To book a sidewalk table, contact Grace Morin, Jessica Kenyon, or Hope Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org. For full details, go to @doorsofmeaford.