Small Business Saturday is the biggest shopping event of the year for local businesses. It is a nationwide
event sponsored by American Express that encourages people to seek out and shop local. The City of
Fairfax, in collaboration with the Economic Development Authority and the Central Fairfax Chamber of
Commerce is joining the movement to help promote the shopping opportunities available in the City on
Saturday, November 25.
This year to entice people to shop local, the City of Fairfax, Fairfax City Economic Development Authority
and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt.
The hunt encourages all to get out, get active, and get to know the City through local businesses by testing
your knowledge of the City with a list of clues that identify a particular Fairfax City small business. There is
no cost to participate in the hunt. Participants simply have to visit at least five businesses to be entered
into a drawing where two winners will receive a cash prize. The drawing will take place on Friday,
December 1. Winners will be notified by email or phone. All prizes must be claimed by December 15.
Guidelines & Rules:
Participants can pick up a scavenger hunt form at the Shop Small Welcome Station located at Old Town
Square from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on the 25th of November, by downloading it from the City of Fairfax
website, Economic Development Authority website (Here), or Economic Development Authority Facebook page.
Each clue will identify a Fairfax City business. Representatives from each business will stamp the form for
their business only when participants visit their store between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Completed forms
can be emailed to EconomicDevelopment@fairfaxva.gov or dropped off at the Economic Development
office at Fairfax City Hall – 10455 Armstrong Street Suite #316, Fairfax, VA 22030 by 4:30 pm Thursday,
- Participants must visit at least 5 of the participating locations in order to be entered to win. There
is one winner for each cash prize.
- Complete five or more clues and enter to win $100 cash
- Complete all 13 clues and enter to win $500 cash
- Only one entry is allowed for each participant.
- Participants must obtain a stamp from the participating business to receive credit for the answer.
- Completed entry forms must be returned by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 27 to be eligible.
- Employees, elected and appointed officials of the City of Fairfax are not eligible to participate.
- Participation and successful completion of the hunt form does not guarantee cash prize.