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Fresh Air Market Scavenger Hunt

10 am on August 12 through 5 pm on August 14

We were happy to see so many participants in this year’s Fresh Air Market 2021 Scavenger Hunt!


Sophia Stanavich is the winner - she found the word clues that spelled out “Happiness is when there’s one left, it’s on sale, and it’s in your size! Congratulations, Sophia!


After 45 Years of Sidewalk Sales...we have a new name:
Fresh Air Market - Fashion & Home Show!

Fresh Air Market Features

Agricole Farm Stop

Will have a bunch of fun events happening during the Fresh Air Market, including... Thursday 8/12 6-8pm: Pop-Up Dinner Tiffin, Friday 8/13 12pm-4pm: Kombucha Sampling on the patio., Saturday 8/14 11am-1pm: Friendly Foods Pop-Up Brunch.

Bumbles Dry Goods

You will find an abundance of unique items and treasures! Bumbles has a spectacular collection of Wrendale Designs by Hannah Dale, pillows, stationery, and accessories. And will have 20% off of G3 Studio items - handmade beer caddies, napkin holders, leash holders, and trivets, plus 10% of a large selection of Polish Pottery.  

Chelsea Alehouse

Stop by and enjoy a pint with friends. Nearly all of Chelsea Alehouse’s beer is from Michigan breweries with a rotating selection of their house-made brews. They also have a wide selection of Michigan spirits as well over a dozen Scotch whiskeys. All of their food is made from scratch.

Chelsea Village Flowers

Always uses only the freshest flowers to create beautiful arrangements for special summer occasions. Stop by and check out their wide array of flowers and bouquets!

Cleary's Pub

A family-run, full-service bar featuring classic dishes, a grill, an impressive wine list, and spirits and beers  — all at affordable prices!  While you are out and about stop by - they have outdoor seating, as well as specials that can be found at this link - Cleary's Pub Specials

Common Grill

Head over to the Common Grill and try their new appetizer - Peruvian Halibut Ceviche with Aji Amarillo, Tigers Milk, Sweet Potato, and Corn- delightful!

Cottage Rabbit

Celebrating their 1st year anniversary. The Cottage Rabbit will be featuring special items on sale and offering open-air outdoor shopping along with the unique treasures inside their store.

Culture Creations

2nd-anniversary special featuring a Thank You Gift with each purchase. 

Farm Sudz Underground

Spotlighting topical CBD products and Goat Milk Soap, FarmSudz offers a wide array of natural skin and hair care products. All products are handmade made in Chelsea and Jackson!

The Find

Summer fun sales - clothing and small home decor all for $20 or less! Check out The Find for quality pieces at fair prices.

Garden Mill

Holding end-of-season sales throughout the store. Be sure to check in each day of the Fresh Air Market, as The Garden Mill features new merchandise arriving daily!

Heydlauff's Appliances

If you’re looking for new appliances, be sure to shop smart by shopping local! Heydlauff’s has a wide selection of appliances, all at a value that cannot be beat.


Kitty Face

Features an eclectic mix of vintage and new, organics, fabulous toys, beautiful books, clothing, and much much more for baby and child! Come on in and check out their large selection of fidget toys and poppers.


La Jolla Fine Jewelry

Will be offering $250 off $1,000 purchase or more, $125 off $500 purchase or more, and $10 off any repair. They will also be holding a drawing for diamond earrings!

La Maison

Will be holding a Summer Sidewalk Sale during the Fresh Air Market, and will be conducting a Chalk Paint® demonstration on Saturday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Merkel Furniture and Carpet One 

It’s Merkel’s 97th anniversary! And to celebrate, they’re holding a sale, as well as featuring Michigan-made Chelsea landmark candles.

Moran’s Consignment

Will have new markdowns up to 75% off and a drawing to win one of three prizes!

Potting Shed

A gift shop with vintage flair, the Potting Shed has everything for Gardeners, Fashionistas, Antique Hunters, and those looking for gifts for a special little one, just to name a few. Right now they’re featuring some of the best fall mums!

Serendipity Books

Featuring the return of the 'lucky dip bags'. These are sealed bags of 7 titles for $5. The customer can select mystery, romance, or literary, but the rest is up to Serendipity. The perfect easy gift for the book lover in your life. While supplies last. 

True North Jerky and Foods

Be sure to check out True North’s charcuterie options, as well as grillables! On top of offering some great products, True North will also be holding a charcuterie demo. They will be located in front of Chelsea Print and Graphics.

Ugly Dog Distillery

Handcrafting everything from their spirits to their copper stills, Ugly Dog Distillery’s batches are very small and their quality is premium. Committed to supporting local businesses, Ugly Dog Vodka is proudly made with Michigan Winter Wheat!

Vogel's and Foster's

Featuring an extensive clearance selection, Vogel’s and Foster’s immerse themselves in classic clothing that is the staples of any wardrobe, featuring Woolrich, Pendleton, and modern classic Michigan-made Stormy Kromer.

Zou Zou’s Cafe and Coffee Bar

Established in 1998, Zou Zou’s has become one of Chelsea’s premier networking hubs and eatery.  It is a family-run, and family-loved business. Proud to be part of the Chelsea community for 23 years! Zou Zou's carries delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, hot/cold drinks, beer, wine, ice cream, baked goods, and more!

Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce - Supporting Member

Our mission is to provide services to and work with, any and all businesses towards the common goal of advancing commerce to establish and maintain Chelsea, MI as a premier community in which to live, work, and recreate.

Fresh Air Market - August 12 - 14, 2021 

Fashion & Home Show - August 14, 2021 @ 11:00 A.M Palmer Commons 

Scavenger Hunt - August 12 - 14 


Chelsea, MI - #shopchelseamich merchants welcome residents and visitors to enjoy a "Fresh Air Market - Fashion & Home Show." This event has historically been "Sidewalk Sales," and 2021 is the 45th anniversary. 


Fresh Air Market will kick off at 10 am on Thursday, August 12; businesses will be featuring a variety of one-of-a-kind specials, new inventories, menu items, and beverages. In addition, there are two unique events during these 3 days, a Scavenger Hunt and a Fashion & Home Show, in collaboration with the Chelsea Farmers Market on August 14 at 11-11:30 am, at Palmer Commons.  


"We want to convey to our customers that we have more to offer than traditional sidewalk sales. Chelsea's commercial district has become a diverse community of home goods stores, garden shops, clothing and accessories, restaurants, distillery, jewelry, markets, and so much more!" said Jennifer Fairfield, owner of the Garden Mill.  


The #shopchelseamich independent merchants are locally owned businesses that exemplify the uniqueness of Chelsea. A glimpse into what to expect during the Fresh Air Market includes:


  • FarmSudz topical CBD line and Goat Milk Soap

  • The Garden Mill - end of season sales plus fun new merchandise 

  • The Cottage Rabbit - special sale items, unique treasures, outdoor shopping, and a 1st Anniversary drawing 

  • Merkel Furniture celebrating 97 years strong, anniversary sale and Michigan made Chelsea landmark candles

  • True North Jerky - charcuterie demonstration 

  • Moran's Consignment - new markdowns (up to 75%) and drawing to win prizes

  • Serendipity Books - return of the massively popular secret grab bags. $5 for 7 titles, pick romance, mystery, literary, or thriller 

  • La Maison - summer sidewalk sale  + Chalk Paint® demonstration

  • And much more fun… Details will be available on at


There will be a scavenger hunt beginning on August 12 through 5 pm on August 14. The reward to the winner will be a basket of Chelsea goods. Details to follow on the #shopchelseamich website.


Plan to attend the Fashion & Home Show on August 14, starting at 11:00 am at Palmer Commons. The Farmers Market music will take a short pause for 30 minutes to accommodate the catwalk. There will be a display by fun-loving business owners of their merchandise. Some of it will be clothing, but you will also see home goods on display. The Ugly Dog Distillery will be providing non-alcoholic beverages during the event. This will be the second annual event; the first one was held on August 17, 2019. Everyone is ready to put on a great show this year! 


One of the newer #shopchelseamich members is The Cottage Rabbit, celebrating its 1st Anniversary on July 1, 2021. They opened amid COVID and are thriving and doing well. Owner Mary Harding shared, “We are so thrilled about being part of Chelsea. We have Chelsea regulars that come in three times a week and visitors from the greater Detroit area shopping at our store. Last year during ‘Sidewalk Sales’ we experienced the best business day, beyond Christmas or Wine, Women & Shopping. So we are looking forward to this year’s event.” 

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