Small Business Saturday event set for Williamson

Abigail Gibson

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce and Williamson CVB are partnering together to celebrate and promote local small businesses by hosting Mistletoe Market on Small Business Saturday, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Nov. 25.


"We are encouraging people to support our local businesses as they are the backbone for our economy," Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Natalie Taylor said. "We have fun events planned and several direct sales people will be set up, offering shoppers a unique experience."


Taylor said this year's theme is an old fashioned, rustic Christmas.


"Think big colored lights and plaid," she said.


She added the Chamber wants people to spend money at home and enjoy a unique shopping opportunity.


"Our vendors will be selling handmade gifts, jams and jellies. There will be stylish clothing boutiques and tasty locally made foods including an apple butter making demonstration by Walker's Apple Butter and a corn meal grinding demonstration by EK3 Farms," she said.


Children and adults will be able to participate in a scavenger hunt at several local businesses.


"The winner of the scavenger hunt will win a prize. We have had more than twenty businesses take part in this fun event in the past," Taylor said. "Free Small Business Saturday shopping totes well also be given out, while supplies last."


At 8:30 a.m. 34:Ate will be having 'Flapjacks and Flannel' breakfast and Daddy's Girls 2 bakery will be open with homemade sweets and treats.


Santa will be at the market in Melissa's Baskets Galore from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.


Musicians will be on scene playing throughout the town and a performance by Debbie's Dance Studio will take place.


Lighting of a community Christmas tree on the corner of 1st Ave. and Logan St. will highlight the evening at 6:15 p.m.


For more information, call Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce at 304-235-5240, visit Williamson West Virginia CVB Facebook page or by searching the event Mistletoe Market Festival + Small Business Saturday.