Looking to shop local on Black Friday weekend? Tenino Holiday Market will include 30 vendors, live music and more

By the staff of The Chronicle

As Thanksgiving approaches, holiday shopping is already on the minds of many and once Black Friday rolls around next week, shoppers will hit the ground running.

For those looking to support small businesses while ticking off their holiday shopping lists, the third annual Tenino Holiday Market may be the place for you.

Thirty local small businesses and artisans will have booths set up in The Kodiak Room, located at 225 Sussex Ave. W. in downtown Tenino. The market will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving.

Unlike most Christmas markets and bazaars, the Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event and will operate central cashier stations. Business owners and artisans will not be present, allowing shoppers more space and the ability to browse the stalls at their leisure.

Additionally, shoppers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations as the Tenino Food Bank Plus will have a collection bin there.

“We are excited to have the Tenino Holiday Market again this year as it draws so many visitors to Tenino to experience our community and creative district. It has been a wonderful start to the holiday season over the past two years and many of our businesses are benefiting from the additional shoppers,” Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce President Cheryl Pearce said in a news release.

Aside from shopping, there will be live entertainment for guests, including performances by Olympia guitarist/singer Ross Robinson and singer Cal Judah, as well as Christmas carols performed by the Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre.

As for vendors and artisans, the list includes: A Spirit Within, ArborNight, Ardor Sisterz Candle Company, Auntie’s Arts, Hatchet Job Carvings, Hummingbirds Haven Handcrafted Bath & Body Products, Karmakee Farm, Kim L Designs, Kristin’s Jewelry Designs, Lakeside Photography , Lunar Art Paintings, Mad on the Puget Sound by Melissa Johnson, Of Water, Wind and Woods, Pan’s Garden, Paulie Rollins, Pink Polish Designs, PJE Woodworks, Puyallup Leather, Rachel’s Creations, Rashel’s Roots and Wings, Ridley Galleries, Rusting Day Dreams, Sakuly, Seco Ranch, StarHaven Company, Sweet Little Things Bakery, Sweet Oak Craft Company, The Fancy Accent Tea Company, Wild Heart Sipping Vinegar, and Wishing Willow Farm.

“We have worked hard to recruit a good mix of quality handmade products by some of the most talented artisans in the area,” said Donna Taylor Mayo, co-president and artisan coordinator for Tenino Holiday Market, in the statement.

For more information, visit https://teninoarts.org/.

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