Plaid Friday will be November 25 in Downtown Hutchinson. This is the antithesis of the post-Thanksgiving shopping madness. A day to get up late, enjoy a cup of coffee or brunch and discover all the great local shops in downtown Hutchinson. Plaid Friday was stated in 2009 by Kerri Johnson. The idea was “bringing together all of the small businesses, weaving them into one strong business which makes for a strong community.