Shop Small Business Saturday in Southern West VirginiaNovember 22, 2022
Support your local businesses by stopping by the many unique, locally-owned stores throughout southern WV this weekend for Small Business Saturday (November 26). From WV-themed mementos to artisan crafts, Southern West Virginia is filled with local shops that have the perfect present for this holiday season.
Shop Local, Buy Local
A number of towns in Southern West Virginia have rallied behind their local businesses and are helping promote different deals and discounts this weekend.
From gifts for your favorite “foodie” to local art, check out the historic town of Fayetteville!
Stop by the Shop Small Saturday Welcome Station for a map and make sure you step up your shopping fun by participating in the Gnomevember Scavenger hunt!
On your way to Oak Hill from Fayetteville make sure to make a stop at Dove’s Village for great coffee and shopping options!
Oak Hill – Stop by Blooms by Bessie’s or visit their website for a selection of gift items from local businesses. The sprays, melts, and candles come in a variety of scents. Stay tuned as we will be adding more to our selection over the coming weeks!
Summersville – Visit Clark’s Antiques, you never know what type of treasure you’ll find to finish off your holiday shopping list! With new inventory in stock, there are plenty of fresh finds from antiques, home decor, and collectibles. You may find something you never knew you were looking for!
Lewisburg – Lewisburg will be celebrating the Magic of Christmas from November 19-26! This cool small town features many restaurants, unique shops, boutiques, and galleries, and offers plenty of arts opportunities. Can’t decide on what to get that special someone in your life? You can never go wrong with a gift card for a local shop, restaurant, or brewery!
A unique addition to this year’s Lewisburg selection is a new line of gifts designed for Harmony Ridge Gallery showing love for “Route 60” one of the first roads one could travel from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles.
Alderson – Alderson’s Store, located in downtown Alderson, has a little something for everyone. Blenko glass, local pottery, home decor, and vintage games are all great gift ideas!
Hinton – Located near Bluestone Lake and the New River in Hinton, Otter and Oak has everything for your next excursion. Find outdoor gear, clothing, and more from top brands. Get your outdoor lover the essentials here before they head out on their next adventure!
Beckley – Find that unique gift for someone on your Christmas list at Beaver Creek Antiques on Shop Small Saturday or during their open house on December 3rd! Find handmade primitives, scents, and decor’ at The Carpenters Loft Primitives and More. Don’t forget to refuel while shopping by visiting The Chocolate Moose, a quaint coffee shop that will warm you up and put you in the holiday spirit – don’t have time to slow down? They have an app and you can order ahead! Downtown Beckley’s tree and lights are decorated and lit making for the perfect Small Business Saturday experience in downtown Beckley. Stop by the Beckley Art Center for the Holiday Gift Show on November 26 – December 17 for an array of gifts created by local artisans.
Do you have an outdoor enthusiast in your family? Then we have the perfect place for you. The outdoor shops in Southern West Virginia are always stocked with the latest products.
Check out the climbing gear at Water Stone Outdoors or the bike equipment at Arrowhead Bike Farm. For your whitewater gear, be sure to stop by the ACE gear shop – they’ve got everything you’ll need to get on the water! The knowledgeable staff will definitely steer you in the right direction for your gear purchase.
Fine Art and Unique Gifts
If you’re looking to add a new piece of art to your collection, then Southern West Virginia has a number of art galleries that are worth checking out. Be sure to factor in a stop at Tamarack on your Small Business Saturday shopping tour – it’s filled with some of the best art in the area! And from noon until 3 pm you can get 20% off of Retail Shopping and enjoy demonstrations by Live Painting Artist Misty Murray, sample chocolates by Kevbot Chocolates, watch Gayle Rancer construct wire-wrapped jewelry, and chat with Nancy O’Farrell as she designs jewelry from reflective and molded glass, known as dichroic glass. Plus, Clinton Scott will perform acoustic guitar as you shop and dine.
For a unique gift with a little bit of history, then you’ve got to stop by one of the many antique stores in Southern West Virginia. From furniture to knick-knacks, browsing our antique stores is a great way to spend your day – you never know what you’ll find!
All that shopping is surely going to make you hungry. So be sure to stop by the unique restaurants and coffee shops in our area for a pick-me-up or sweet treat!