Small Business Saturday: Where to shop and find deals in Greater Cincinnati – The Cincinnati Enquirer

Worn out from the Black Friday mad dash? Consider shopping local this holiday season.

Small Business Saturday, the holiday encouraging shoppers to patronize locally owned restaurants and stores, began as an American Express campaign launched in 2010. Now, it’s observed annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Many small businesses in Greater Cincinnati are participating this year with craft fairs, holiday markets and more. Here are some places you can support local vendors and crafters.

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Anderson Township

Find multiple small business vendors at the Blushery Events holiday market. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 8128 Beechmont Ave.

Newport on the Levee

Find handcrafted holiday goods made by local vendors at Shop Local on the Levee. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. One Levee Way, Newport.

Over-the-Rhine

The annual Crafty Supermarket takes place this Saturday in the Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom. The first 100 shoppers will receive a free tote bag. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1241 Elm St. craftysupermarket.com.

There’s also the Winter Market, a festive shopping experience that highlights regional crafters, at Washington Park. It returns Friday from 3-8 p.m., and runs on weekends until Dec. 18. 1230 Elm St. washingtonpark.org.

You can support small businesses every Saturday at Findlay Market. This Saturday marks the launch of the Merry Market Tour & Treat series, a chance to learn about the history of Findlay Market and enjoy treats made by vendors. Tours run from 2-3 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 26 to Dec. 17. 1801 Race St. findlaymarket.org.

Loveland

The Little Miami River Chamber Alliance is offering a prize giveaway this Saturday to encourage Cincinnatians to shop local. Collect six stamps by shopping at participating Loveland stores or restaurants and drop them off at the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance to be entered to win a prize.

Westwood

The WestSide Holiday Market will feature over 100 local vendors, festive music, free photos with Santa Claus and more. The first 200 shoppers, ages 18 and up, will get a free swag bag. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 3017 Harrison Ave.

Covington

WinterFair returns to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center this Friday through Sunday. Find unique artwork, jewelry and more. $7 admission. winterfair.org. One W. Rivercenter Blvd.