One of the best things about Harrisonburg apartment living is the shopping! With the holidays steadily approaching and the Farmer’s Market at its prime, this is an excellent time to explore the very special Harrisonburg shopping scene. Here are a few of our favorites:
Rocktown Gift Shoppe
As local Harrisonburg apartment residents, many of us may have overlooked the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center thinking that it is largely for tourists, but within the Center is the Rocktown Gift Shoppe, a delightful place to shop for guests and coworkers (and even for yourself). You can even tell them your budget, choose your favorite products, and let them create a goodie bag for you.
Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market
Samuel Johnson started our local Farmers’ in 1979 and has continued to bring locally produced foods and crafts to shoppers for over 30 years. The market is held at the Turner Pavilion and has become a local favorite on Saturday mornings, focusing on local growers and producers and promoting sustainable agriculture and farm to table cooking.
Snow and Ice Christmas and Gift Store
If you’re a Harrisonburg apartment resident, you have probably driven by the Snow and Ice Shop. The store is adorned year-round with over-the-top seasonal decor. This is your one stop shop for hard-to-find items, gifts and decorations for every season.
Oasis Art and Craft Gallery
The natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley has inspired countless artists to create art that reflects the abundance of the area. The Oasis Art and Craft Gallery highlights a community of local artists who produce eye-catching work while teaching the community about the art of the region. This gallery is a great way to support local artists and find that perfect, one-of-a-kind piece of decor for your Harrisonburg apartment home.
Ten Thousand Villages
This fair trade store is a virtual treasure chest of goodies that you can feel good about, supporting more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries. Shop a selection of high quality, unique items including clothing, accessories, home decor, and gifts from around the world.
Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Tim Richardson and Thomas Jenkins opened their bicycle shop with the mission of creating a biking community. The result is a the best place to get a bike, thanks to quality service, personal attention, and the best products available. With so many great biking opportunities right near your Harrisonburg apartment, SBC is the perfect place to start your adventure and let them share their knowledge with you.
You Made It! Pottery and Glass Studio
This family owned and operated art studio makes arts and crafts fun and easy! Simply pick a piece from their vast selection of pottery and paint it, and they’ll glaze and fire it for you! You can also paint, work with clay, decorate fused glass, take a painting class, and so much more.
The Isle Company
After a start as the Island of Candles, this local shop has expanded well beyond their origin. Gifts like glitter scarves and candles are still a highlight of the shop, while amazing soy beauty products have become very popular with the locals. Get a Take a Dip candle for your Harrisonburg apartment home – it can be burned as a candle AND used as a lotion.
Alongside the tried-and-true shops that have set the tone of unique and delightful shopping, there are always new places to discover – get out and enjoy the singular treasures that wait right outside your Harrisonburg apartment!