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Downtown Fredericksburg has been awarded the AMEX Small Business Neighborhood Champion Award for The Early Bird Riser event! 55 businesses will be open from 8am to 10am, Saturday the 29th, with special incentives that you might not find on any other day!

Look for red carpet and blue balloons. Free coffee and pastries starting at 8am until gone at Visitor Center and in front of Raven Hi Fi.

For something heavier, VA Deli, Eileens’s and Vivify will be open for breakfast. Come be an EARLY BIRD!

Support our Early Birds Riser Businesses!



25 30 Espresso - Specialty pancakes for early-risers with other special treats

Alan Furs – 50% off all furs, 30% cashmere, leathers, and Alan furs accessories

Bash Boutique – 20% off all Holiday Décor. Receive a $10 Bash cash card for every $50 spent at Bash good from 12/1 to 12/24

Blue Shark Antiques – 20% off $100 or more purchases

Boutique at Carline Street – 25% off clothing

Brush Strokes Gallery- Giving away an original piece of art:  a beautiful 10 x 10 iridescent glass square dish.   The artist, Ben Childers, will also be at the Gallery that morning from 8-11am to greet everyone and to encourage them to sign up for the drawing. The winner need not be present to win

C Street Salon & Spa – All of our products will be 30-50% off. 6 winter packages good through Jan.2, 2015:V.I.P. All Access!- 60min. facial, spa mani & pedi, haircut & blowout $158.00, V.I.P! 60min facial, spa mani & pedi & blowout $140.00, Glam All Access! Spa mani & pedi, haircut & blowout $95.00, Glam! Spa mani & pedi & blowout $80.00, Splendor!  60min facial, haircut, & blowout $90.00, Allure! 60min facial & blowout $75.00

Caroline Square-1) The first 25 shoppers to arrive between 8am and 10am  will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to spend towards any purchase throughout the store 2) Choice of gift with purchase (valued at $10.00 or more) with every purchase between 8am and 10 am while supplies last. We will also have treats & goodie bags with purchase throughout the entire day as well as specials throughout the store.

Cats Closet – 20% off everything in the store

Commonwealth Lighting – 5% off specially marked Mark Roberts Fairies and 10% off specially marked lighting fixtures

Corky’s – 20% off everything excluding metal detectors

Cose Bella Boutique – Buy one, get the second item 50% off. This offer will not be valid for the New Arrivals

Crown Jewelers – 50% off Faberge style eggs

Dog Krazy – AllMerrick Dog Treats buy one get one free and a free holistic transition supplement will be given with any new dog food purchase.  Dog ice cream and smoothies are also going to be half off and for every 10lbs of dog food purchased we will be donating one pound of dog food to Old Dominion Humane Society that currently has over 80 dogs in foster care. 

Du Jardin – 10% off store purchases

East Coast Vapers - Giving away two authentic iHybrid mechanical mods.  40% sale on all 1.8nic level juice, and offer 25% off all authentic mods.

Fredericksburg Jeweler – 20% off store wide excluding loose diamonds and clearance

Lydia’s Monogrammed Gifts & Stationary – 15% off store purchases

Fraser Wood Elements – Spend $100 get a free handmade local ornament

Griffin Bookshop & Coffee Bar – Use Downtown Gift Card, receive 20% off on purchases

Heart & Sol Wellness (Located inside The Scenter of Town):  Complementary 10 minute chair massages

Heather Boutique – Purple Shopping Day. See store for details

Hooked – 25% off all purchases

Irish Eyes – Buy 2 Tara’s diary beads and get one free, and buy one family history at regular price get second one for half the price. Use your Downtown Gift card, and receive 10% off purchases

Jabberwocky - 15% off everything between 8:10 - 10am

Kickshaws Downtown Grocery – Free coffee or tea and muffin with any purchase

Ladyburg -Free bath bomb stocking stuffer with $25 purchase.

Latitudes Fair Trade - Free ornament with each purchase during that time

Legacy – 10% off all storewide

LibertyTown Arts Works – Hot cider, cookies, and free 2014 handmade Liberty Town ornaments to the first 25 customers that day. Also 10% off for ALL customers between 8am and 10am

Lord & Lilly – Free cross with $25 purchase

Made in Virginia – 20% off all sales

Monkee’s – Free hanky pankys ($20 value) with all purchases

Olde Towne Tobacconist – 10% off all purchases

Pappagallo Fine Gifts - all Autumnal items and offer 20 % discount

Peacaloo Boutique- Buy one item, get the second item 50% off

PITAIYO - $100 10-PACKS (Regularly $130) - $45 3-PACKS (Regularly $54) - 30% off all boutique items

Ponshop Studio -Free handmade ceramic icicle ornament with every purchase

Raven Hi-Fi - 10% Turntables and Headphones

River Run Outfitter - Keep your toes toasty!  Buy any two pairs of socks (any brand) get one free! - Hydroflask Shell Game!  Purchase one of 30 specially marked Hydroflask bottles and have a chance to win a 10% or 20% off gift certificate or the grand prize a free Flapjack or Flapjill Osprey pack worth $100.00!  Everyone is a winner because Hydro flask bottles are thebest!

Skin+Touch Therapy- 10% off products for small business Saturday! And we have a holiday gift card promotion. $50 for $45 - save $5, $100 for $90 - save $10, $150 for $130 - save $20, $200 for $175 - save $25

Sweet Caroline Boutique – 25% off all purchases excluding hairbows and hosiery

Sweets on Caroline  - one free French macaron with every dozen of macarons purchased

Taste Oil Vinegar Spice – Free sprout ($7 value) with every purchase

The Card Cellar – 10% off storewide

The Cats Closet – 20% off storewide

The Scenter of Town:  Release of our 2014 Holiday Blend.  Buy 1, get one Free

The Toy Store -2 get 1 free--Buy any 2 Melissa & Doug toys and get 1 of equal or lesser value for free! Free Chuggington Engine --Buy any train set and get a free Chuggington Engine! Buy 1 get one 50% off any Schleich item of equal or lesser vaule! 50% off all Beeposh Pajamas and accessories

The Rocking Horse Gallery – 15% off all purchases excluding artist dolls and artist bears. First 35 purchases receive a free chocolate advent calendar

This and That of VA - Offering 15% off your entire purchase

Ulman’s Jewelry –Diamond earrings at 20% off from the 8-10 am

VA Deli– Open for breakfast with special menu from 8am to 10am

Vivify – Breakfast Special for Early Bird Risers from 8am to 10am.

Water Street Studio  - 20% off storewide

When Pigs Fly -  40% off all furniture

Whittingham -  Free a mini adjustable measuring cup ($6.50 value) for the first 24 purchases

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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.