Small Business Saturday is coming up and it's one of our favorite shopping days of the year! The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated as Shop Small Saturday - it's the day that shoppers show their support to small, locally owned businesses in their own communities or communities they choose to visit. We invite you to come see what's happening in Morgan County on Small Business Saturday and, as always, we encourage you to support small business owners throughout the county whenever you can.
Supporting a small, locally owned business means more of the money you spend stays in the local economy. It means you're helping to support the family who owns that business rather than a large, multi-million dollar company. Did you know that more than 50% of all U.S. retail sales happen at small businesses? Shop smart this holiday season by shopping small and supporting small businesses in whatever community you frequent.
While we encourage you to shop small anytime you're in the area, it's never easier than on Small Business Saturday! Here's a list of special events scheduled for the shopping holiday, but be sure to check out our shopping page for additional small businesses to support throughout the county. Happy (small) shopping!
Makers Market & Small Business Fair
Art Sanctuary of Indiana, Martinsville
This annual market event offers you the chance to shop artists, crafters and other small businesses who don't have a traditional storefront. Find amazing, one of a kind and handmade gifts at great prices for everyone on your holiday list, direct from local creators and vendors. You'll find a wide variety of fun products at this event, from 10 am to 5 pm on Small Business Saturday (November 30). Also check out the Art Sanctuary's resident artists while you're there!
Footsteps Montessori Craft & Gift Fair
First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville
Join Martinsville's Footsteps Montessori School for their annual Craft & Gift Fair featuring a wide variety of artisan, craft and vendor booths to browse. The fair runs from 9 am to 1 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, just one block off the square in Martinsville.
Shop Small Saturday Extravaganza
Shops throughout downtown Martinsville
Join your favorite retail shops throughout Martinsville, with a concentration on downtown merchants, as they celebrate Small Business Saturday, coordinated by the Greater Martinsville Chamber of Commerce. Each shop will offer unique gift ideas as you explore the ongoing revitalization of downtown Martinsville. Keep an eye out for special offers, giveaways and fun drawings as you browse from store to store in a beautiful, small town setting. Visit at least 10 of the 30+ participating shops for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards! See the complete list of participating businesses to plan your day.
Small Business Saturday with Santa
Sheila's Bakery Unlimited, 29 E. Main Street, Mooresville
Sheila's Bakery Unlimited will welcome Santa and Mrs Claus for Small Business Saturday. Visit with them and make your holiday gift requests from 11 am to 2 pm, and be sure to enjoy buy-one-get-one FREE donuts while you're there!