Small businesses encouraging holiday shoppers to shop small and shop local.
Downtown Bangor stores participating in Small Business Saturday.
Many locations offered discounts, free items and perks to those who kept it local.
Stores across the US take part in the holiday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
“Shopping local, shopping small supports these small businesses because most of these small businesses are family run and family owned. So, it’s really nice to support the people who live and work in your community,” said Anne Schmidt, an employee of Central Street Farm House.
This is the third year for the alternative Black Friday holiday.