Looking for something different to do this weekend? We've got a list of Fairfield activities that can get you started and on your way to having some fun:
Hit the streets -- or the sidewalks, anyway -- on Friday when the Sidewalk Sales Days begin downtown and continues through regular business hours. Support local retailers and grab yourself a bargain at the same time. The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce-organized sales event continues Saturday.
Learn more about community gardens, as well as tips and techniques for growing vegetables, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Open Garden Day at Drew Park, 260 Warde Terrace. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 203-256-8436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you learn about growing vegetables, head over to the Greenfield Farmers Market, 75 Hillside Road, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, where you can find inspiration among all the fresh produce on offer there. Find more information at buyctgrown.com
If you're feeling creative Saturday, take part in the Police Athletic League's 13th annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Penfield Beach from noon to 2 p.m. There is no charge for the event, but registration is required and will begin at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to amateurs and prizes will be awarded in different categories. For more information, visit www.fairfieldpal.org
Make Sunday a day of rest by browsing for good books under tents at the Pequot Library's 52nd annual Summer Book Sale, of the biggest of its kind in the Northeast. There is no admission and sales hours Sunday are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event, one of the marquee events of summer in Fairfield-Southport, also is open Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m-6 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The library is located at 720 Pequot Ave. in the Southport section of town. Info: Call 203-259-0346 or visit www.pequotlibrary.org