Sidewalk Sale Saturday July 20th!

Look for our farmstand on Elm street Saturday, 9am to 4pm, selling the freshest local CT fruits and vegetables and partnering again this year with Rachel of Rock, Paper, Scissors events to offer fun promotions!

Perfect Summer Event!

Sponsored annually for over 50 years by the Chamber of Commerce, and held every year on the third Saturday in July, the origins of the Sidewalk Sale date back to the 1920’s, when merchants put their wares on the sidewalks for sale. In recent years the Event has expanded to include a “Pre-Sale” day on Friday for New Canaan’s local merchants to put all of their merchandise out on the Sidewalk.

The fair offers local residents and regional visitors an action-packed, bargain-filled, entertaining, and delicious way to spend a summer day in one of the most charming towns in Connecticut. The event always offers many family friendly activities, with merchants showcasing an amazing array of products and services. Sure, there’s a little inventory spring cleaning going on, where many of the best deals spawn from, but some merchant’s have specifically ordered their customers’ favorite items to be sold at discounted prices exclusively during the Sidewalk Sale.


Waveny Family Fourth – Saturday July 6th

The Annual Family Fourth of July Celebration will be held on Saturday July 6th at Waveny Park.  The late day activities will include: family picnicking, live music, children’s games area, food court, and a spectacular fireworks display.  A complete program of the day’s activities will be published in the New Canaan Advertiser.  Event passes are necessary to enter the park both by car or walking and may be purchased at Walter Stewart’s Market, the Recreation Department Office, Town Hall, and by New Canaan residents online at  The Family Fourth of July Celebration is made possible entirely through contributions from New Canaan residents, the business community, and local civic organizations.



NCNC Harvest Fest Saturday October 14th

Nature on Tap!

October 14, 2023
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Online Registration:

The New Canaan Nature Center is hosting our 11th Annual Harvest Festival! Featuring Axe Throwing this year!

The Harvest Festival is southern Fairfield County’s first genuine beer (& wine) festival. It is an adult only evening featuring live music and local microbreweries and wine. It is also a successful fundraiser for the Nature Center. Come join us, in the meadow, under a tent with beer, bites, wine, and live music. Featuring for the first time this year, Axe Throwing!

New Canaan Taste of Town Stroll – August 24th

Welcoming families & visitors to downtown and helping our neighbors -the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce ‘Taste of New Canaan’ stroll is back for 2023!
Thursday August 24th
5 – 8pm

Get ready for the 2023 Taste of New Canaan organized by Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events. The net proceeds from the donations will go to the New Canaan Food Pantry. This Event is graciously sponsored by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty New Canaan Office. By donating to the Food Pantry you will receive a “Map” to the Taste Tour of your choice.

Participants can choose from three different walking tours – it’s a fantastic night out with family and or friends.

The kick-off party begins at William Pitt Sotheby’s New Canaan Office from 5:00pm. Collect your wristband and map and head out on your selected tour(s). There is a 2.5-hour window for you to do your self-guided tour. All tours finish at 8:00pm sharp.

Taste Tour – A signature taste of some of New Canaan’s best eateries.
Family Fiesta – A family friendly walking tour
*Wine Trail – sample the finest wines of the moment
Limited tickets will be available on the night so best to book ahead.

*Guests 21 years of age or older purchasing the Wine Trail must provide valid identification.


Walter Stewart’s Joins the NC Color Drop

Doug Stewart, (Vice President/Owner Walter Stewart’s Market), Chris Farley (NC Color Drop) Alex Stewart, (President/Owner Walter Stewart’s Market), Bill Egan (Principal NCHS, Chair NCSF)
The NCHS Scholarship Foundation (NCSF) welcomes Walter Stewart’s as a title sponsor for the third annual NC Color Drop to be held on March 25th, 2023, at 10:00am.  That Saturday morning, a sleek Bell407 helicopter, courtesy of HeliNY, will once again fly over the skies of New Canaan and hover over Waveny Park, safely releasing 2000 colored golf balls over a designated target.  Each golf ball will have an assigned number.  The lucky winners, whose ball lands closest to the target, will win one of the following special prizes:  a Momentum Transend Electric Bike, a Pet Portrait by artist Emma Sims, a season pass to the Steve Benko Pool at Waveny Park, or an 84 Sports gift basket.  The winning balls will be announced immediately. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the NCSF for need-based scholarships given to NCHS graduates.
Throughout the years, Walter Stewart’s Market has generously partnered with the NCSF and recognizes the long-standing community effort to provide need-based financial aid for NCHS graduates pursuing higher education at the undergraduate level.

Spectators will be allowed to view the NC Color Drop from a safe distance in Waveny.  Golf balls are available for purchase at

Filling in the Blanks Backpack T-Bill Drive Results

Thank you to our Walter Stewart’s T-Bill shoppers – together we raised $3259 for the Filling in the Blanks Holiday Backpack Drive!
Our donation will provide 543 meal bags and 2,172 meals for kids in need!
The FITB Holiday Backpack program provides children in their weekend meal program with a new full size backpack during the holiday season.
Having a backpack is essential for transporting food home for the weekends.  Every year during the holidays FITB fill these new backpacks with pancake mix and syrup, a new book, a new game, dental kits and many other needed items.
Click here for more information about Filling in the Blanks and their Holiday Backpack Drive.

Halloween Block Party is BACK for 2021 – Sunday October 31st; Noon – 2:00 pm on Elm Street

Halloween Block Party is BACK for 2021 – Join us on Sunday October 31st for a Halloween Block Party from Noon – 2:00 pm on Elm Street

Halloween Block Party is BACK for 2021 – Join us on Sunday October 31st for a Halloween Block Party from Noon – 2:00 pm on Elm Street. Sponsored by Walter Stewart’s Market. Come Downtown in your Costumes and Trick or Treat along Elm Street. First 500 will receive a prefilled goody bag. Music provided by the one and only School of Rock!

Nature Center Fall Fair this Weekend!

Friday, October 1st (5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.)
Saturday, October 2nd (10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.)
Join the New Canaan Nature Center for two days of traditional family fun at our 51st Annual Fall Fair! Come and enjoy carnival rides, a crazy maze, spooky stroll, pumpkin decorating, apple sling shot, zip line, and so much more! Food, drinks, & snacks will be available for cash purchase as well.
Friday Night Under the Stars: Unlimited Carnival Rides Wristband
Members: $25/wristband
Non-Members: $30/wristband
Wristband Sales Open 9/20/2021
*Unlimited Carnival Rides Wristbands and individual tickets will also be available on Friday night, at the door.*
Tickets will be available at the door! (No wristband sales)