Two of downtown Morganton’s signature shopping events — Small Business Saturday and FAB Crawl — will come together Nov. 30.
The next installment of the event celebrating downtown’s FAB — food, art and brews — along with all the other shops in the city’s central business district, will merge into Small Business Saturday, an initiative in which Morganton has participated the past few years, to celebrate those homegrown businesses.
“The Small Business FAB Crawl will highlight 29 locally owned downtown businesses,” said Abby Nelson, the marketing and events coordinator for the Morganton Main Street Department. “I am thrilled to have such strong participation with our business community for this event and invite the public to support them by shopping downtown for Small Business Saturday.”
According to a press release from Main Street, shoppers can take a ride on the Ridgeline Trolley or stroll around downtown to shop and participate in the event, which will last from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Discounts, giveaways, music and more await all FAB Crawlers. Participants are encouraged to pick up a punch card and map at their first stop.
Each business will provide crawlers a card to get punched at each business visited. Crawlers can visit participating businesses and enter for a chance to win prizes. Five winners will receive $200 in Downtown Bucks. There is an opportunity to win after visiting just 10 or more businesses. There is no cost to participate in the punch-card event.
Here is a list of the participating businesses and the specials they will offer:
» Adventure Bound Books: 120 N. Sterling St. Sidewalk sale with $1 books. Blind book date “mega-package” giveaway, with one entry slip for every $50 purchase. Complimentary “Shop Local” reusable shopping bag with ABB logo with a $75-or-more purchase. Buy two “Froggy” books and receive a free “Froggy” plush toy (while supplies last). Buy any in-stock hardcover book and get any in-stock paperback at 25 percent off (applies to new and used books, but books should be of like condition).
» Aqua B Boutique: 114 W. Union St.
» Bella Vino Trattoria and Wine Garden: 112 W. Union St.
» Breathe Yoga and Pilates: 115 W. Union St. Pop-up shop with Collection, a collectively produced brand of textile-based goods from small manufacturers in the region with shared sustainable and ethical values. Wine and light appetizers offered.
» Brown Mountain Bottleworks: 115 E. Union St. Music by Greg Mastin and The Druthers from 7:30-10 p.m.
» Burke Arts Council: 115 E. Meeting St.
» Catawba Brewing Co.: 212 S. Green St., Music by the Lee Griffin Trio from 8-11 p.m.
» Craft’d: 108 W. Union St. Ten percent off all wine and beer bottles and cans, $1 off all wine and beer on tap, and all purchases of $75 or more will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to a Dec. 15 champagne tasting.
» Criativo International Arts: 304 S. Sterling St.
» Fonta Flora Brewery: 317 N. Green St.
» Green Eggs and Jam: 108 N. Sterling St.
» Gregory Jewelers: 110 N. Sterling St.
» The Grind Café and Coffeehouse: 136 W. Union St.
» Hamilton Williams Gallery and Studio: 403 E. Union St.
» Jones Drugs: 208 Avery Ave. Twenty percent off all over-the-counter items.
» Kathryn’s Custom Framing: 132 W. Union St.
» Main Street Jams: 132 N. Sterling St.
» Moondog Pizza: 304 S. Sterling St.
» Morganton General Store: 116 W. Union St. Thirty percent off all things Christmas. Buy three scones, get one free.
» The Natural Olive and Co.: 111 E. Union St., Ten percent off pre-ordered gift baskets. Purchase three or more bottles (200-milliliter and larger) and receive a free 200-milliliter bottle.
» The Nook Homebrew and Tavern: 312 N. Sterling St.
» Oak Hill Iron and Wood: 107 S. King St.
» OSuzannah’s Yarn on Union: 130 W. Union St.
» Reece Winery: 116 N. Sterling St. Music by The Moon Pie Band from 2-8 p.m.
» SideTracked Brewery: 609 S. Green St. Suite 100.
» Toasted and Rolled: 109 N. Sterling St. “Frozen” event featuring three “Frozen” ice cream flavors — Elsa Frozen Hot Chocolate (chocolate ice cream with mini marshmallows on top with a cupcake topper of Elsa), Anna Chocolate Frozen Heart (chocolate ice cream with fresh strawberries chopped in with whipped cream on top and a cupcake topper of Anna), and Olaf Frozen Carrot Cake (with whipped cream and a cupcake topper of Olaf). Includes “Frozen” music, games and facepainting. Purchase a hot chocolate and receive a goody bag to build a snowman with marshmallows.
» Treat: 100 W. Union St.
» The Weathered Home: 217 Avery Ave., Buy-three-ornaments, get-one-free sale. Other sales throughout the shop.
» West Union Art Studios: 113 W. Union St. Celebrating five-year anniversary. Food and drinks from 5-8 p.m., with door prizes during the day.