The Cambridge Small Business Saturday Festival
Established in 2017, the Cambridge Small Business Saturday Festival began as an Artisan Market at the Visions of Vermont Fine Art Galleries to support business owners' who did not have storefronts to participate in the national Small Business Saturday. Momentum quickly grew and the event has now expanded to a town-wide affair, including businesses and artisans of all kind.
Overall the Festival is an opportunity to showcase the small businesses that make up Cambridge and encourage consumers to shop local. We believe that when you invest your money back into your community by shopping local, we all benefit. Small businesses are what make our community unique and create a strong economy. By creating opportunities for consumers to meet and hear the stories of the small businesses in our town, we create lasting relationships that are mutually beneficial.
As with almost everything in 2020, COVID-19 has changed our typical festival path, but more than ever, we need to celebrate small business and the business owners’ that make up our community! Small Business Saturday is on November 28th this year, but in Cambridge we’re celebrating all holiday season long. Our brand new Cambridge Small Business Festival website is complete with an events calendar, in-person shopping opportunities, and a virtual market. We want to make sure that whether or not you’re comfortable leaving your house, you can shop small this season! Small businesses have been disproportionately affected by COVID which is why we need to support our neighbors even more this year. Choose what form of shopping you're most comfortable with, engage with our business owners on social platforms or in person, and get ready for a Holiday season full of community connections!
Mark your calendars, tell a friend, and eat, drink, and shop small!
The Cambridge Small Business Saturday Festival is sponsored by CEDAC, the Cambridge Economic Development Advisory Committee. To read more about CEDAC's efforts, get involved, or attend a meeting please click here.
To read more about Small Business Saturday and how it started, go to American Express’s website and search Small Business Saturday.