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Alpacas open house among Small Business Saturday events across the Upstate

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small, locally owned businesses.

This year, more than ever, communities are coming together to support local restaurants and retailers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Many Upstate cities and towns are hosting Small Business Saturday events along their Main Streets, and here are a few new and unique happenings to celebrate the day.

On Again Off Again Farm Holiday Market & Open House

Our friends at OnAgain OffAgain Farm in Spartanburg are celebrating Small Business Saturday outside with the alpacas. See the farm’s new cria (babies), take lots of pictures, pet an alpaca, color a picture and look on as local artisans card and spin fiber into yarn, knit, crochet and weave.

Visitors can shop for gifts made with fiber from the farm’s award-winning alpacas, including alpaca socks, felt shoe/boot inserts, dryer balls round and oval throw rugs and felted soap – a soap and washcloth all in one. Masks and social distancing are requested.

Address: 262 Hollis Dive, Spartanburg, SC 29307
Hours: 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Barefoot Acres Family Fun Day

Barefoot Acres, a new family friendly adventure farm in Fountain Inn, is hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Co-hosted by The Neighborhood Markets and Five Forks Elderberry, the event includes racing zip lines, tree ropes adventures, bonfire and s’mores, food truck, market village with more than 50 vendors, hayrides, hot cocoa and cider, and live music.

Address: Barefoot Acres, 181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn SC 29644
Hours: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery Mini Flea Market

Swamp Rabbit Café  & Grocery in Greenville invites you to shop local for the holidays. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the store will have a mini flea market featuring handmade goods from local artisans. November 28 vendors are: Five Forks Elderberry, Ballew Woodworks, North Briar Jewelry, Douglas Piper Art and Overton Ironworks.

Address: 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville SC 29611
Hours: 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Travelers Rest Small Business Saturday Market

The Travelers Rest Farmers Market is hosting its first ever Small Business Saturday market, offering an additional opportunity to support the market’s regular vendors.

Address: Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest SC 29690
Hours: 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Wellford Small Business Saturday Vendor Event

Kick off your holiday shopping and support your favorite small business. More than 25 vendors, with proceeds from vendor sales and raffle tickets benefitting Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville.

Address: Mid-City Shrine Club, 1470 Fort Prince Boulevard, Wellford SC 29385
Hours: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Woodruff launches new marketing campaign on Small Business Saturday

Woodruff has a new logo and you can purchase the perfect shopping bags sporting the city’s new look from Peachy and Posh, The Yellow Butterfly or The Country Meat Center.

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