Several Hopkinsville businesses and independent vendors will be participating in the national Small Business Saturday event on Nov. 25.
Started as a marketing tool created by American Express in 2010, it falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage shoppers to support local businesses and recognize their impact on their communities .
In Hopkinsville, Small Business Saturday coincides with the start of the Trail of Trees walking tour, which highlights 35 downtown businesses that have made special efforts to decorate their buildings for the holidays. The Downtown Renaissance District Office has created a walking tour map. Printed copies are also available at J. Schrecker Jewelry, 909 S. Main St., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Expanded business hours and sales
Schrecker's will be hosting an open house with door prizes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Newly decorated for Christmas, the Pennyroyal Area Museum will be open from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Vault Museum Shop, located at 217 E. Ninth St., will offer a 15% discount on merchandise to anyone who pays museum admission.
Corner Coffeehouse (1100 S. Main St.) is normally closed on Saturdays, but will be open on Small Business Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also located downtown, Local Irish Pub and Kitchen (914 S. Main St.) will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
6th Street Boutique (113 E. Sixth St.) is having a special weekend sale and is stocking new holiday attire.
Super Lawn & Garden Center (1108 N. Main St.) is offering 15% off storewide. This is one of the last locally owned stores in the area that sells live Christmas trees.
Baked Hopkinsville, 110 E. Sixth St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Craft Fair and Art Crawl
Hopkinsville Brewing Company is partnering with Underground Hoptown Art Experience for the 2nd Annual Small Business Saturday Craft Fair. The Brewery at 102 E. Fifth St. and Underground Hoptown at 115 E. Seventh St. are a short walk away, and organizers hope shoppers will take advantage of the opportunity to visit both on Small Business Saturday. I hope to visit the place and be able to see local crafts. , artisans and small business owners.
Kate Russell, co-owner of the brewery, invited several vendors to set up shop at the brewery from 1 to 5 p.m.
Underground Hoptown, a collaboration hosted by Cat Lacy, will host several vendors. They include:
- Cat Lacy creates abstract art, coloring books, vintage clothing, and painted clothing.
- rich cocktails
- Deanna Neal, dog accessories
- Cackle & Claw, leather and wood
- Jennifer Bowman, abstract painting
- Brittany Mercer, Candy
- Angela Compelly, photographer
- Angie Hatfield, incense burners, macrame, candles, crystal jewelry, suncatchers
- Amy Rogers, resin art
Even more gifting options will be available at the Christmas pop-up on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Planters Bank-Jenny Stewart Health Sportsplex, 155 Tilley Way. Jewelry, crafts and boutique items will be on sale, as well as food trucks and desserts.
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