The opportunity to shop small and support local businesses this Saturday comes complete with the chance to win gift cards, receive exclusive discounts, and give back to your community by participating in the #ShopGreene21 challenge! Small Business Saturday, an American shopping holiday celebrated annually the Saturday after Thanksgiving, falls conveniently within the midst of the #ShopGreene21 campaign. Be certain to take advantage of this incentive as you look to celebrate the nation’s biggest shopping weekend of the year. Shopping small this weekend comes with many perks and the opportunity to purchase unique gifts from one-of-a-kind locations.
Sitting upon the cusp of the October to November transition is like walking a very thin line. We dare not wear ourselves out on festivities too early, but while you wait in anticipation of the most wonderful time of the year, occupy your time by marking your calendar with some upcoming events you don’t want to miss as your guide to the holidays in Greene County.
Greene County’s love of farmers markets gives visitors another excursion during the road trip. Add picking up local produce and baked goods from among your stops at Thistlethwaite Vineyards for wine, Shields Nursery for plants, and Waynesburg Milling Company to pick up a gift made by a local artisan. Once you taste fresh picked tomatoes, you’ll be glad you did.
Now Paul and Amy’s son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Diane Stokes, carry on Harry’s neighborliness with a little bit of everything for sale, at Stokes General Store. It’s this kind of gathering place that every small town needs to stay alive, including gas pumps and a family-run deli.
The Valentine’s Day weekend of February 12 through the 15, gives everyone a chance to count birds for science. The Great Backyard Bird Count asks watchers to spend at least 15 minutes counting the birds around the neighborhood. That includes kids itching for a chance to go outside, then coming back in and using their computer to tell Cornell University what they saw.
Celebrate love, friendship and admiration for Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Find that special one-of-a-kind special gift made by local artisans with selections from pottery, chocolates and candy. Send a message of love and affection with flowers and cards. Or drop the kids off for a night of fun while you enjoy a hand-crafted meal for two from our local chefs. We hope that you spend this weekend with affection and love for those near and far.
“Shop Scenic” could well become the catch phrase for Greene County when the holiday season consists of driving country roads to find that perfect gift. Unique shops stuffed with handcrafted items, delicious eats and bottles of wine are waiting for the day-tripper who is willing to imagine that Greene County is a super mall with miles of rural scenery to be enjoyed between shops.
In downtown Waynesburg, the genteel storefronts of High Street never stay empty for long. New shops can be an exciting find as entrepreneurs try their hand at serving up that new something that the public is eager to sample. But it’s the anchor stores of downtown Waynesburg that have been around for decades that have the power to draw back fans every season to shop for the quality goods they are known for.
What better place to find that perfect antique or collectible gift to give than in an old town that still remembers its past. Every building in Waynesburg bears the stamp of the era that gave it life, from the late 1800s through the roaring 20s to the post War years and those more modern contours. All are stitched together with lamp posts bearing the decorations of the seasons as they come and go.
A day trip to Waynesburg offers a chance to shop the season for unique gifts while enjoying the historical details that makes this old town a picturesque drive. If there are children on your list who want toys that capture the real world of animals and machinery, or friends with a hankering for the hand made, shop on the South Side of Waynesburg. Add lunch at an artisan eatery and your trip is complete!