Nearly double the number of participating stores will take part in the annual Shop Fishers event, the city’s Nov. 30 initiative for Small Business Saturday.
“Last year’s participants were, I want to say, like high 30s. The record before I started was like 44, so it’s significantly higher and the largest in history,” said Stephanie Perry, the city’s assistant director of public relations. “I’m just so excited to have all these new businesses engaged with us and to represent all different areas of Fishers.
“It’s not the same old thing this year.”
Perry said several businesses from The Yard at Fishers District are participating and will offer discounts and/or other shopping incentives.
“Some businesses don’t have a deal to offer necessarily, so the Switch apartments are doing caramel apples and hot cider for free,” Perry said. “I know a few boutiques doing mimosas or champagne while you shop.”
The Holiday Farmers Market at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park, 1 Park Dr., is again participating by offering $5 in market buck to the first 50 shoppers. Free gift-wrapping for shoppers will be available again at City Hall, 1 Municipal Dr.
“Fishers Arts Council is once again using City Hall. They are hosting artist demonstrations and also will have artwork for sale,” Perry said.
A performance by the Sikh community to celebrate the religion’s 550th anniversary also will take place in City Hall.
For a complete list of participating businesses and deals, visit fishers.in.us.