It’s that time of year again!  Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is taking place once again this year on November 25, 2023.  The downtown Franklin businesses are pulling out all the stops to give everyone a great time and incentive to “Shop Small” on Main Street!

photo cred: Kris Rae

While promoting local shopping on this special day, the Downtown Franklin Association will also be supporting additional parking solution this entire holiday season by partnering with The Factory at Franklin and The Franklin Transit Authority to provide FREE transportation for downtown shoppers on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This festive shuttle is heated and handicap accessible for passengers to take into downtown Franklin from The Factory. Running in 30-minute shifts between 10am-5pm on Saturdays – November 25th, December 2nd, 16th, and 23rd. Guests are picked up near the back of the Factory near Hattie B’s (look for the sign marking the spot) and dropped off on Main Street at the Public Square (look for the sign marking the spot near the city hall bus stop) and vice versa.  The route travels down Main Street from the Factory, takes a right at Five Points and follows either Bridge or North Margin so guests can view the businesses on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Avenues as well.

Get ready to enjoy a festive holiday season of shopping in downtown Franklin!  You may even enjoy Southern hospitality from one of our Franklin Local volunteers while you’re at it. Thanks for shopping local and supporting our downtown community this holiday season!

Here’s just some of what you’ll find on Small Business Saturday this year (November 25th):

  • Bink’s Outfitters – up to 50% OFF select footwear and apparel in store
  • Finnleys – Promo price on puffer jacket/vest,  $59.99 (regular price $79) and wubbies, $39.99 (regular price $59) in store OR online
  • Hester & Cook – 20% OFF Entire Store (in store only)
  • JONDIE – FREE Gifts with $50 Purchase in store
  • Kilwins Franklin – Heritage Chocolate Bar & Fudge Samples
  • Mimi & Dottie – FREE gift with $50 Purchase in store
  • Savory Spice Franklin – Buy $100 Get $100 – when you spend $100 at Savory Spice on Black Friday, SB Saturday or Sunday you will receive 10 – $10 Coupons to be used monthly (in person) from Januray – October 2024
  • T. Nesbitt and Co. – 15% OFF all Clothing and Jewelry in store
  • The Cellar on Main – FREE earrings with purchase of $50 or more for the first 50 customers in store
  • The Registry – Gift with Purchase in store
  • Triple Crown Bakery – Outdoor marketplace with Artisan Small Businesses along with Flower Truck with Wreaths and Holiday Greenery
  • TWINE Graphics Retail – 15% OFF store wide in person
  • Whitney’s Cookes – FREE Cookie with Purchase of Any Cookie in store