Several Sparta businesses are celebrating the official start to the holiday season by offering sales all weekend long for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
At the women's boutique Regatta Girl, the store will have several Black Friday sales going on all day.
The store, which offers a variety of women's clothing and accessories, will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and will offer customers 20 percent off their entire order from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 15 percent off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 10 percent off from 1 p.m. until close.
Since the mother-daughter business opened in August by Maureen and Ashleigh Ferguson, the duo said the business has been "steady," and they have been getting a lot of positive feedback from residents.
"Everyone is grateful that we're here because now they can just take five minutes and stop in here rather than having to drive to the mall another 25 minutes down the highway," Maureen Ferguson, Ashleigh's mother, said.
Maureen Ferguson said the store recently got new jewelry, coats, sweaters, scarves, and leggings shipped in for the season.
Maureen Ferguson said she and her daughter are excited to see what their first holiday season brings.
The Ferguson's also have another holiday event planned on Dec. 5 for a "Wish List Wednesday." The event will invite women to make a list of items they want from Regatta Girl to give to their significant other.
A few doors down in Sparta Books located in the same mini mall on Center Street, there will also be holiday sales going on.
Manager Gina Delcampo said on Saturday the store is offering 20 percent off children's picture books, buy one get one half price on cookbooks, and buy a hardcover adult book and get a paperback for 30 percent off.
Delcampo also said the store is going to have a table full of games and gifts that are 50 percent off.
Over in Lake Mohawk at Bologna Deli & Cafe, owner Lois Dappile said the restaurant is offering customers a free soup with every sandwich they purchase on both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
Dappile, who also opened her business in August, said she has enjoyed being in the community as a local business owner the past few months.
"It's really very personal because when you own a local business, you really have a relationship with everyone in the neighborhood," she said. "They're not just customers, we know them as friends."