How to Throw a Sidewalk Sale without Even Trying

By: Shannon O'Leary | Posted August 13, 2014

The Fourth Annual Georgetown Sidewalk Sale is coming up fast—to be exact, September 6th, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., at the nexus of Sixth Avenue and South Orcas Street.

And if you want some help shifting a few small home goods, you should act fast too. For $75 (plus a 20 percent commission on any items sold), you can stake out your own space on the sidewalk—to be exact, a 6-by-2.5-foot tabletop. Even better, you don't have to man your own table, or try to make your own sales; all merchandising work and sales will be handled for you. Giving you time to persue the sale—a mash-up of high-end and funky home wares—and imbibe from the gathering of gourmet food trucks—from Street Donuts to Papa Bois Caribbean—at an appealingly leisurely pace.

To sign up for the limited spaces, just e-mail the Sidewalk Sale Marketplace at: