The Pop Shop Market – Making a Pop Up Debut in Fairfield

Kathleen Atkins

The Pop Shop Market is popping up in Fairfield this weekend!  The first of 4 yearly Pop Shop Markets will be making its debut at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s warehouse and parking lot on Saturday, June 1st.  People of all ages are invited out to experience the European-style open-air market.  Kelly Scinto, Andrea Espach and Ashley Kane, founders and curators of the Pop Shop Market wanted to create a unique experience unlike any other pop up shop.  “We wanted to plan a fun day; one that would bring shopping, food, drinking and music together,” says Scinto.  

The Pop Shop Market will feature a variety vendors from all over the area, showcasing items such artwork, jewelry, and repurposed furniture by local artists, designers and merchants.  All this shopping will surely leave you hungry!  Or perhaps it is the all the incredible local food that will draw you out this Saturday.  The Pop Shop Market has recruited some of Connecticut’s most popular food trucks!  Grab a lobster roll from LobsterCraft, a meatball grinder from the Local Meatball, some California-style fish tacos from Taco Pacifico, fries from Fryborg, and top it all off with some soft-served ice cream from Cowabunga Food Truck.  But that’s not all!  Black Rock Athletic Club will be serving a raw bar and Il Palio Restaurant of Shelton will be grilling up some Panini’s.  There is something to tickle all your taste buds!  

After all that food, you will certainly need a drink!  The Pop Shop Market will be serving up drinks all day long at their signature BarCar.   Black Rock Athletic Club will be concocting tasty Bloody Marys from 9-12, followed by the perfect pint of beer from Half Full Brewery from 12-3.

Before you leave, be sure to swing through the mini farmers market to take some local goods home for later.  The farmers market will feature local produce, meat, fish, dairy products, and desert.  

Inspired by the Brooklyn Flea, Fairfield residents are bringing something similar to our own backyard.  The Pop Shop Market is a destination, a place where you can do all your shopping, eating and having fun in one place.  “You’ve never experienced a pop up shop like this,” says Scinto.  “It is sure to be an event for the whole family.”  

Visit the Pop Shop Market anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to take part in the festivities and truly kick off the summer in style.

Pop Shop Market at the Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT.