When it comes to Small Business Saturday, many cities and towns have put together a slate of special shopping events for the residents and visitors alike. It’s a great way to encourage us to shop locally.
For example, the Saco salon where I get my haircut is having a special, beauty-related event for clients on Small Business Saturday. It includes a free workshop on using certain products. Plus, you can get free swag. I love it.
Small Business Saturday Events in Southern Maine
On a bigger basis, here is a guide to the places where you can go on or about November 25 in Southern Maine to enjoy a small-town shopping experience.
Note: As of this writing, many towns had not finalized their plans for this year’s events. So, we’ve include general information of what happened last year and what we anticipate will happen again this year.
If you’re aware of a Southern Maine location having a Small Business Saturday event — and we haven’t included it below — please reach out.
Now onto the list.
Brunswick Small Business Saturday
Last year, Brunswick, Maine small businesses — retailers and restaurants — offered discounts on Small Business Saturday. No details yet on whether or not the Brunswick Downtown Association will be organizing a similar shopping event this year.
Freeport Shop Small Sunday
Looking for things to do in Freeport on Small Business Saturday? Well, it looks like you’re going to have to head out the next day for what the town is calling Shop Small Sunday.
Mast Landing Brewing Company is hosting more than two dozen small businesses and crafters in its event space. Here’s how they describe the event.
“Original art, printmaking, 2024 calendars, clothing, toys, jewelry at every price range, leather, wood, ornaments, pottery, skin care, lavender goods, photography, illustrations, textiles, glass art – to stocking stuffers! A shopping event where you can also enjoy some of the goods from Mast Landing Brewing while you shop, & delicious eats from Nighthawk’s Kitchen!”Mast Landing Brewing Company
Pajama Shopping Day in Kennebunk
Once again, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel are hosting Pajama Shopping Day on Small Business Saturday. It’s a day to shop locally and stay in your PJs for it. Plus, you can save money at local retailers and restaurants.
Here is our story on Pajama Shopping Day in Kennebunk.
Saco’s Small Business Saturday
I found a Facebook listing for Saco’s annual Small Business Saturday event. It runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 25.
Head to Post Office Park to pick up your free $10 Saco Bucks, courtesy of the Saco Maine Street organization. Then, go spend it at one of the participating Saco businesses.
Also, stop in at The Saco Scoop to write a letter to Santa. Why not get ice cream, too.