'Tis the season for holiday bazaars, pop-up boutiques, and small business Saturday events! I created a small list to get you started.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY EVENT AT VALLEY MALL

Local fashionistas and entrepreneurs, Sol Trevino and Jadira Amaya, have teamed up once again to bring about a sensational small business event for the Yakima Valley! Trevino owns the concert and marketing firm, She Bully Events, and Amaya owns WildJay clothing boutique, formerly located in downtown Yakima. They are both being the change they want to see, namely, helping other local small business owners in the Valley recuperate from the pandemic business slump, regenerate excitement in their products and services, and renovate their businesses to bring in some brand new customers!

This event would be perfect for a small business owner who has some back stock and would love to have the space to sell it. It's also a great way to get your feet wet to see if maybe someday soon YOU would want to open up your own boutique, kiosk, or store inside a Valley Mall spot (or beyond).

On Saturday, November 27th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., local vendors will be selling their wares in the upstairs (old food court area) of Valley Mall in Union Gap! Santa will be posing for photos with the kids downstairs in the mall, so you might want to combine a little shopping with sitting on Santa's lap!

WHAT KIND OF VENDORS ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

What kind of products do you sell? If you own one of those pyramid MLM-type of companies (cosmetics, pillows, clothing fashions, cooking and baking utensils, and the like), then this event is not the one for you. But if you have a small business selling your own arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, or one of those kinds of businesses, then this event is perfect for you!

If you are interested in getting a booth or have some general questions about the Small Business Saturday event upstairs in the Valley Mall, you can email shopsmallbizyakima@gmail.com or check out the Facebook invite here.

courtesy She Bully Events

ARE THERE ANY OTHER HOLIDAY BAZAAR-LIKE EVENTS HAPPENING SOON?

Yes, yes there is! Mighty Tieton (608 Wisconsin Rd, Tieton, WA) is having a holiday bazaar event on December 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be arts, artisan crafts, and antiques available for purchase. Get more info here.

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ARE THERE ANY HOLIDAY BAZAAR EVENTS IN THE LOWER VALLEY HAPPENING SOON?

You betcha! Zillah High School (1602 2nd Ave, Zillah, WA) is doing a HUGE holiday bazaar event and they said something like sixty (60) booths will be there. That's wild! More details here.

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YOU CAN'T SHOP FOR ANY OF THESE FAMOUS BRANDS ANYMORE!