Take advantage of Small Business Saturday this weekend and find some special holidays gifts while noshing on local treats.
Head to the Flippin Family farm on Friday (and on Saturday) to shop everything in home decor, furniture and holiday cheer. Expect plenty of local crafters and artisans to be there to help you find the perfect holiday gift for someone special. Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
"Come out on Small Business Saturday to support the local creative community at the Bowood Makers Market! A unique mix of local makers, creators and artists will set up shop at Bowood with their one of a kind merchandise. Browse a selection of handmade goods and enjoy the company of these talented small business owners." From 10am to 2pm.
"Join us on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Peruse products from 80+ local farmers, small batch producers and local artists! Let use help kick off your holiday shopping season. In celebration of Small Business Saturday, we will be offering free samples, random giveaways and a chance to WIN a MAC'S SAMPLE BAG. Our SAMPLE BAG WINNER will receive a Mac’s reusable bag containing grass-fed/finished beef, dry-aged beef, pasture raised poultry, pork and eggs. Mac's Local Eats will be OPENING an hour early and offering a special off the menu breakfast burger - THE GUYUTE - single breakfast sausage patty, pickled red onions, maple syrup aioli, egg, bacon, ham, topped provel cheese! Come SHOP, EAT, DRINK and BE MERRY while supporting local small businesses this holiday season!" From 10am to 8pm.
"Join YOURS & Road Crew for a tasteful collab on Small Business Saturday. Sarah Morrissey & Dan Brewer of YOURS will be serving pozole at Road Crew Coffee & Cycles from 10:00am to 1:00pm or Sold Out! Detailed menu to be released." From 10am to 1pm.
"Shop for fresh farm produce and local artisans items at Thies Farm’s NEW Winter Market. Under the cover of our warm, summer-like greenhouses. The market is open every Saturday starting November 30th to December 14th between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Local vendors will feature vegetables, fruits, granola, breads, pastries and wines, plus soaps, handmade jewelry and more. Be sure to check out our fresh plants, pottery and new garden accessories." From 9am to 2pm.
Small Brewery Sunday at Third Wheel Brewing
"The Brewers Association has declared the Sunday after Thanksgiving as Small Brewery Sunday, a new holiday to celebrate small and independent U.S. craft breweries. On December 1, beer lovers are encouraged to show their support for local and independent breweries and seeking the independent craft brewer seal, a certified mark that identifies beer brewed by independent craft brewers. Third Wheel Brewing will be ringing in the celebration from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 1. Our new holiday three-pack of 16-ounce cans featuring two each of Goomah, a chocolate milk stout, Goomah Lala, our chocolate milk stout with organic peppermint, and Saint Peters’ Porter with Coffee. Brunch will also be served from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Plus we will have free trivia at 1:00." From 11am to 5pm.
"We are back for another beer bazaar!! Free event. All ages. Come and shop for friends, family, or yourself. Every vendor will have something to do with beer or alcohol in one way or another. List of vendors are The Tipsy Goat, BeerSauce Shop, Barrel Brands, @backroadspz, Bomber Jacket, DottieQ, @custom cap art, The Crafted Bone, Twinkle Brews, @meg.xstitch, Benton Park Prints, Heavenly Sinful Delights LLC, @btr woodworks and Series Six Company." From noon to 4pm.
"Alpha Brewing Co and StlFoodies are collaborating to bring you the first ever monthly food challenge at Alpha! We know you love our Smash Burger, but can you handle 2 pounds of Smash Burger?! If you can finish our 2-pound Smash Burger in one sitting, your name and picture will go up on our food challenge wall in the taproom, you'll get an Alpha Brewing T-Shirt and you'll be invited to our annual Champions Food Challenge in July! Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Your ticket includes a 2-pound burger, a commemorative pint glass and a beer!" From noon to 3pm.
"Join Ferguson for their annual Northern Lights Festival. Parade, carriage rides, holiday vendors, food and other fun stuff!" From 5 to 8pm.