Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support the stores, restaurants, and services owned and operated by members of our community. This keeps money in our local economy and helps ensure the small businesses we value so much can continue to thrive. For these reasons, the Town of Essex Community Development Department encourages you to buy local for as much of your holiday shopping as possible.
Consider combining offers to make a "package" for friends and loved ones!
Saturday/Sunday Dinner for your grandparents for a month
Grocery, dinner or daily needs gift cards / thank you's for teachers and other front-line workers
Dinner from a local restaurant and a live-stream music event for your significant other
Dinner from a local restaurant and games or activities for family game night
A visit (or many) to the multitude of sports/activity venues to stay active during the winter
Yoga class(es) and / or spa package(s) for anyone who needs their stress reduced
Gift card for a local café to perk someone out of winter doldrums
Books, jewelry, flowers, or home-made crafts to make a meaningful gesture
Experience a day of family-friendly fun that brings together community & the holiday season! Shop local for friends, family, or yourself! In addition to holiday shopping there will be a food, spirit tastings, music, a photobooth, and more!
Shop from over 40+ Vermont entrepreneurs participating! An incredible selection of crafts, food, drink, art, and more will be available. We are also raising support and awareness for Maverick's Kitchen, a nonprofit Culinary Incubator for Vermont Food & Drink Startups. Please consider donating.