Bellefonte event starts on Small Business Saturday | News, Sports, Jobs

TIM WEIGHT/FOR THE EXPRESS The streets of Bellefonte are decked out in anticipation of Small Business Saturday and its annual Shop Small Crawl event.

BELLEFONTE – Black Friday marks the official start of holiday shopping, and Small Business Saturday, held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, reminds us to support local businesses through small purchases.

On Saturday 26 November you will find promotions and discounts at many shops in downtown Bellefonte.

During the national shopping event, Downtown Bellefonte Inc. will begin its annual Shop Small Crawl sponsored by Universal Settlement Services of PA.

On November 26th, purchase a Shop Small Crawl Tote Bag for $12 at the Downtown Bellefonte Inc. Welcome Table in the Little Blue House at 105 N. Spring St. (across from Pizza Mia). From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you can listen to music and warm up with hot chocolate! Every 30 minutes, DBI is giving away a $30 #LoveBFT Gift Certificate to one of its Neighborhood Supporters. Visit the DBI booth to become a member and enter the prize draw on Small Business Saturday.

Shop the participating stores below between November 26th and December 19th to receive unique pins for your tote bag from each company and organization. Collect at least 15 pins to enter a grand prize drawing and win a #LoveBFT gift card. Two grand prize winners will receive a $250 gift certificate!

TIM WEIGHT/FOR THE EXPRESS A shop window is decorated with Christmas items.

The Shop Small Crawl Totes will also be available from November 26th to December 19th at the DBI booth at Belle Mercantile.

Learn more about the Small Crawl shop at

Bellefonte is the perfect place to experience a Hallmark-esque holiday season. Imagine grabbing a hot coffee from Bonfatto’s and taking a morning stroll through Talleyrand Park. You might be stopping by By A Thread looking for a cozy jumper for an upcoming Christmas party. Or maybe stop at Big Spring Spirits, Good Intent Cider or The Republic to warm up with a craft drink.

Next, you can shop for gifts at Plumb’s Card and Gift, Art a la Carte, or the Magpie’s Nest. The possibilities when planning a day in Bellefonte are endless.

Check out all the specials and events happening on Small Business Saturday! All of the companies listed below participate in the Shop Small Crawl:

TIM WEIGHT/FOR THE EXPRESS The window of Plumb’s Drug Store in downtown Bellefonte is always a hit with shoppers during the holiday season. Before we know it, Small Business Saturday will be taking place on Saturday, November 26th.

By A Thread, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

115 W Bischofstr.

By A Thread is a boutique of handpicked pieces for work and everyday wear.

They will be doing in-store promotions on November 26th.

Thread Baby, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

135 W. High St.

A cozy little boutique curating new clothes for the modern baby. Find deals in store on November 26th.

Smith + Front, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

160 Dunlop St. (inside Gamble Mill)

This shop offers a curated selection of handmade, independent and local brands. The first 50 customers will receive a free Minicard on Small Business Saturday.

Felicity’s Pet Supplies, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m

2022 Axemannstrasse, Suite 101

The place for quality pet food and supplies for happier, healthier pets. Find Black Friday deals all weekend.

Bees Knees Coffee, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

114 E College Ave., Pleasant Gap (Gamble Mill pop-up on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

The first mobile coffee shop and coffee delivery service in Central PA. They offer handcrafted coffee, hot chocolate, and baked goods.

Belle Mercantile, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

135 S Frühlingsstr.

A large shared marketplace with over 60 local artisans, manufacturers and small businesses.

You have been elected “The best place to buy gifts” by State College Magazine and “Company of the Year” by the PA Wilds – Belle Mercantile is your one stop gift shop!

Plumb’s Card and Gift, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m

105 N Allegheny St.

A fine selection of gifts, home decor, greeting cards, jewellery, Christmas decorations and much more. Enjoy 25% off your purchase on November 26th (excluding counter tickets).

Fez Records, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m

2042 Axemann Road, Suite 210

An independent record store specializing in NEW and USED records. They also stock new turntables and used CDs and cassettes… not to mention Fez Records merchandise. Get 10% off your entire purchase on November 26th. Follow social media to find out more about upcoming holiday-themed events.

Bellefonte Art Museum for Center County, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

133 N Allegheny St.

The Bellefonte Art Museum features original art and handcrafted items by local artists.

Monarch Salon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

114 S Frühlingsstr

This salon offers most hair services, waxing services and soon nail services! During Small Business Saturday they offer deals on hair products, special offers on gift cards and the launch of some new items that make the perfect Christmas present.

Great spring spirits, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m

198 Match Factory Square

Big Spring Spirits is proud to be a partner to this community, sourcing from local farmers and artisans whenever possible. During the holidays you will find delicious spirits, cocktails, gift cards, gift sets and logo items.

Art a la carte, 9am to 5pm

107 S. Allegheny St.

Featuring artwork and fine crafts by over 30 local artists. They serve hot cider and homemade cookies for Small Business Saturday!

Gamble Mill Inn, Suites and Speakeasy, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

160 Dunlopstr.

Enjoy a variety of local vendors in their speakeasy and one of the suites on November 26th.

The Republic, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m

160 Dunlop St. (inside Gamble Mill)

Republic offers a variety of craft cocktails, quality wines and draft beers unique to the region. A variety of Mimosa flavors will be available with their delicious Prosecco on tap for you to sip while you shop!

Jabebo Studio, 11am to 4pm

213 E. Bishop St.

They sell their own earrings as well as other recycled, handmade and fair trade gifts. Buy 2 Jabebo Earrings during Small Business Saturday and get 1 free.

Good Intent Cider, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

167 S. Potter St.

Enjoy small batch ciders made in Bellefonte.

Pizza Mia, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m

106 N. Spring St.

Pizza, Subs, Wraps, Salads, Dogies, Burgers, Steak Sandwiches, and Homemade Desserts! On November 26th, buy two homemade Christmas cookies for $1.

Pine Market Seasonal Pop-Up Shop, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

109 E. Bishop St.

A short term pop up shop featuring your local small business owners, curators and dreamers this holiday season.

Happy Wraps, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m

216 W. High St.

They offer delicious wraps, salads, soups, smoothies, milkshakes and ice cream. Check out the featured Holiday Dinner Wrap!

The Great Mish Mosh, 10am to 6pm

128 S. Allegheny St.

Find deals on antiques and collectibles throughout the store!

Our Fair Lady Bed and Breakfast, email to [email protected]

313 E.Linn St.

Gift vouchers are available in any amount. They can be sent by post or picked up.

These make great Christmas/Anniversary or Birthday gifts. Mention Small Business Saturday and get an extra bonus with your gift card.

The Governors’ Pub (11am to 8pm) and Talleyrand Tavern (5pm to midnight)

211 W. High St.

Eclectic home cooking, bountiful drinks and a friendly, small-town vibe. They are a full service restaurant and bar.

Magpie Interiors, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Find unique gifts and home accessories, including some handcrafted by local traders. Enjoy refreshments and complimentary gift wrap before noon on November 26th.

Center Boat Company, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

380 Phoenix Avenue.

Center Boot Company carries a large selection of quality work, hunting, western, duty, women’s and children’s boots. During Small Business Saturday there is a 20% discount on the entire store.

Bonfatto’s Italian Market and Corner Cafe, 8am to 7pm

401 W. High St.

Provides you with wonderfully delicious coffee, specially prepared for each customer. Browse their collection and stop by to try their new winter drink flavors for yourself.

Stop by November 26th for a free drip coffee—any size.

Titan Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

2042 Axemann Road, Suite 111

Shop at local farmers, artisans, artisans, and other small businesses at Titan Market. Get $5 off $50, $10 off $100 during Small Business Saturday.

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