Shop local this holiday season in the heart of Downtown Bangor!

This year, holiday shoppers can avoid the lines, stress, and the hunting for parking spots that come with the typical retail places on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Instead, why not sleep in and join the party in Downtown Bangor for "Plaid Friday" and small business Saturday shopping alternatives.

The name Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday”, and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.

Celebrate by wearing plaid while shopping in Downtown on Friday, November 24th, starting at 7am!

Here is a list of the participating businesses:

Central Street Farmhouse-10% off (almost) everything if you are wearing plaid

One Lupine Fiber Arts-Anyone wearing plaid can enter to win a $40.00 Gift Cert, flash specials throughout both shops all day & free homemade cookies. And, as ever, FREE gift wrapping.

The Rock & Art Shop-Wear plaid get 10% off!

Mexicali Blues-25% off with an extra 10% off on purchases over $100

Palomas Gifts-10% of a purchase up to $50 and 15% off if it’s over $50. Personalized stockings for just $15. Free gift for our first 100 customers. This will go on for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also we will be adding a 10% to every gift card sale!!

Bangor Haberdashery-10% off entire purchase if wearing plaid - or - Plaid fabric is 25% off all November - buy 3 yards of plaid on Plaid Friday and the 25% off extends to the entire purchase

Bangor Public Library-Stop by the library for a special pin celebrating an upcoming visit by Babe the Blue Ox in January

Top Shelf Comics Bangor-20% off all value packs, hardcover novels, and trade paperback novels

The Spiral Goddess Collective-Spiral Flow Yoga from 10 to 11:15 and Tea and Transformative Talk from 11:30 to 12:30

Top of the Nine-Open gallery with tons of local art for sale, free snacks and hot cider

Grayce Bridal & Formal-$39 Bridesmaid Sample Dresses, Up to 40% off Wedding Gowns *by appointment*, Up to 40% off Formal Gowns, Bridal Accessories 15% off

Nocturnem Draft Haus-10% off entire bill if wearing plaid on Friday. Open 4-11pm

Rebecca's Gift Shop-20% off Christmas ornaments, 20% off jar candles

Chimera Coffee-All day Grumpy hour ($2 16oz brewed);
-15% off coffee brewing equipment; Coffee with Creatives as well as Tarot readings by Char of @boo_bangor_tarot

City Drawers-Free Gift Wrapping with any purchase

The Briar Patch-Wear plaid for 10% off your purchase. Restrictions apply — details in store

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce-Free Gift Wrapping at the Chamber Office! Grab a cookie!

Start the holiday season off right, and head to Downtown Bangor and save on Plaid Friday!

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