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Dibble Market
Chili Cook Off 2023











Historic Rowayton's

Chili Cook-Off is back!


Do you make the best chili in town? Think you can

beat the last champions? 


United Church Nursery School proudly wears the crown for best individual team, and Brendan's 101 won Best Restaurant. but you could take it from them!


If you’d like to register to enter or want more

information, please fill out these two forms and either

drop them off at our gift shop or mail them to

Historic Rowayton,

PO Box 106, Rowayton  06853





               Chili entry application          Chili Cook Rules          Norwalk Health Department

                                                                                                form for cooks                        


This popular event is the largest fundraiser for Historic Rowayton. Each year the crowd gets bigger

and bigger, attracted by the delicious chili and cold

beer along with live Bluegrass, all on the beautiful banks of the Five Mile River. Parking is available at the Old School Field on Witch Lane or behind the shops.

We no longer sell bottled water, so please be sure to bring your reusable cups. We'll have water available.

A Vintage Rowayton
General Store c. 1910: 
The Dibble Market

Today, Rowayton Market

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Like so many general stores in New England, Alphonse Dibble’s store was a place that one could get just about anything they needed. The market sold grain and horse medicine, cookware and clothing, tobacco and coffee, stoves and boots, remedies and pocket watches, sewing notions and writing paper, and a variety of dry goods, produce, and meat. Probably some of the eggs that were sold at the store came from the Dibble’s own hens, housed in one of the family’s barns. Dibble’s Store also served a meeting place to exchange town gossip, and a convenient location to play a game of checkers or send a wire.

The store was a centerpiece of village life, and whenever

a packet ship arrived at the dock, everyone headed to the

store to see what new items had been added to the inventory: new fabrics, new household goods, and the latest in

modern conveniences.

Dibble Market

 Come see a recreation of the Dibble Market filled with treasures from

our collection 

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Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am
Fridays during the Farmers MKT 1:00 - 3:00 pm
and by appointment

Historic Rowayton's
2023 Holiday Bazaar

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Our Annual Holiday Bazaar 

Saturday, November 25th 
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 26th
12:00 - 6:00 pm

Get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting local vendors, crafts people, and Historic Rowayton at the HR Holiday Bazaar!

$1 admission to benefit the Raymond Boathouse


Holiday Bazaar
Train show
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The Pinkney holiday train show will be back!

The perennially popular Rowayton-in-miniature is returning along with a brand new exhibit of Brian Kammerer’s extraordinary dioramas.



Admission $5 per person for adults and teens;

children under 12 are free.

 Masks are encouraged.

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