With November only being less than a few weeks away opening day of deer season is on the horizon. My husband is an active outdoorsman and also hosts hunters safety classes in the City of Petoskey. Soon, him and many other husbands will be venturing off for a week or weekend at the infamous deer camp leaving their wives and significant others at home. Some wives relish this time of year and it’s the perfect time to get away with girlfriends, even if that means enjoying a short staycation close to home here in downtown Petoskey.
(photo courtesy of Petoskey Downtown)
With the holidays only being several weeks away from November 15th, Ladies Opening Night is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping. We at Grandpa Shorter’s love shopping local and keeping the economy going here in Petoskey. With so many unique shops and restaurants to choose from it’s easy to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Opening Day of deer season is Thursday November 15th and Friday November 16th marks Downtown Petoskey’s annual Ladies Opening Night. From 5-9pm, participating downtown shops will offer in-store specials as well as beverages and snacks. take your time perusing the downtown shops while creating your holiday wishlist and picking up a few gifts here and there for loved ones. At 8:30 head over to Staffords Perry Hotel for Doe camp. Show your wishlist and participating store receipts for entry in the Ladies Opening Night buck pole happening at 9:30pm.
Remember to stop into Grandpa Shorter’s, The Katydid and J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile for some great specials plus FREE holiday gift wrapping by friendly staff members. Save time AND sanity this busy holiday season by shopping local!
Ladies Opening Night Participating Shops
- American Spoon
- Bearcub Outfitters
- Beards Brewery
- Basket Shop
- Chatham House Interior Design
- Cheekade Meekade
- Ciao Bella! Home and Gifts
- Craig Ryan
- Cutler’s Kitchen & Gifts
- Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts
- Glass Lakes Photography
- J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile
- J. Phillips
- The Katydid
- Lake Affect
- McLean & Eakin Booksellers
- Meyer Ace Hardware
- Mettler’s American Mercantile
- Northern Michigan Artists Market
- Petoskey Cheese
- Petoskey Pretzel
- Petoskey Print Studio
- Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery
- Robert Frost Fine Footwear
- Rocking Horse Toy Co.
- Ruff Life Pet Outfitters
- Stafford’s Gallery
- Somebody’s Gallery
- Sunglass Shoppe
Have you participated in previous Ladies Opening Night events?