Local shops are the heartbeat of our neighborhood and the spirit of our county. Now more than ever, our small businesses need you to shop local and shop early this holiday season. 

Please note that if you're looking for businesses to support this holiday season in Racine County, this list is a starter. However, it is by no means a definitive list of those that are worthy to patron right now. We hope that this list of local businesses, boutiques, and attractions will inspire to show your love for local, and make your own discoveries along the way:


Runaway Brewery

Burlington Breweries Various Locations

Two new breweries opened over the past year in the heart of Downtown Burlington. The Runaway Nanopub and Microbrewery, 109 East Chestnut, Burlington, is the first brewery in over 65 years to be established in the city. This single-room micropub and nanobrewery serves handcrafted, small-batch beer, and delivers Burlington foodie favorites like Fred’s World-Famous Burgers right to your table. Click here to shop online.

Just around the corner from The Runaway is the Low Daily taproom, located in the former Burlington Standard-Press building, 700 N. Pine St., Burlington. The space includes a large beer garden that looks out onto Echo Lake and an interior that welcomes you to a cozy but modern vibe. Click here to shop online.


Cream City Crates

Cream City Crates 206 B W Main St, Waterford

Tucked into a storefront on Main Street in Waterford is Cream City Crates - this woman-owned business creates handmade signs, candles, and themed gift crates are available for custom and premade orders. With over 10,000 followers on her Instagram, owner Leslie has quite a popular following, so don't delay on putting in your custom order sooner than later! Click here to order online.


Cultivated Burlington

Cultivated 332 N Pine St, Burlington

Cultivated 's mission is to showcase as many local crafters, artisans, and vendors as possible. From our local honey to our reusable cloth items, they’ve got just about every base covered. This Downtown Burlington shop focuses on low-waste, eco-friendly solutions, and bulk daily use products. Bring your own containers or buy one of ours to reuse. The shop also hosts Make + Take events weekly, in an open house format. Click here to learn more.


Fox & Fork

Fox & Fork 203 W Main St, Rochester

Nestled in the heart of Rochester, this cozy shop and unique hideaway offers up fun season décor, unique upcycled furniture, primitives, original antiques, and rustic country finds. Click here to shop online.


Main St. Mercantile

Main Street Mercantile 316 E Main St, Waterford

Brand new to the streets of Downtown Waterford, the Main Street Mercantile has a wide collection of self-care confections. Main Street Mercantile also offers personally curated home and personal goods made by small American businesses and artisans in small batch quantities. Click here to shop online.

Tips to Shop Safely in Racine County:

  • Wear a mask at all times while shopping in person.
  • Order online or request curbside pickup whenever possible.
  • Pick up gift cards for future use for yourself or friends for future trips.
  • If you can't make it to your favorite Racine County shop in person today, give them a shout out on your social media pages for others to discover!


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