One of New Canaan's premier events, the Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale, will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festivities take place rain or shine and offer visitors bargain shopping, dining and entertainment.

"The merchants are pulling out all the stops" this year, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tucker Murphy urged all residents to come out and support downtown New Canaan next Saturday, not only for the bargains but for the entertainment.

"Not only is the Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale a great time to find unbelievable bargains, but it is also a fantastic time to come downtown and enjoy all the entertainment we have planned," Murphy said. "The Great Scirico will be on hand to wow the kids with his magic show, the Bank of New Canaan will have their money machine ready to go and the best yet will be Karl Chevrolet's `Summer theme' family entertainment, which consists of a mechanical surfboard for starters. Our food court is going to be as tasty as ever and the Town Band will serenade the day away with us."

The Bank of New Canaan is known for the "money machine" it features at the sale. The bank has a raffle, then winners get to go in the booth and catch flying play money which the bank then converts to an actual savings account at the bank.

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