Come for the deals, stay for the show as Black Friday crowds turn out to kick off their holiday shopping [video]

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd/ From left, Janet Womack, and her sister, Greta Haney, look over boots at Belks. Black Friday shopping kicked off early at Hamilton Place and other area stores on November 29, 2019.

By 5:40 a.m. on Friday, Cletus Grannon had dropped off his wife at Old Navy on Hamilton Place Boulevard and was just a few doors down, standing in line outside Academy Sports and Outdoors.

"I made her get up because she doesn't like to get up early," said Grannon, who is from Cleveland, Tennessee. "She didn't want to stand in the cold."

Grannon and his son Corbin, 17, were on the hunt for crossbows and muck boots. "We aren't much for tying our shoes," Grannon said.

The crossbows normally cost $400 but were on sale Friday for $149, Grannon said. Their next stop was Tractor Supply. "They have the best deal on boots," he said. His wife's plans for the rest of the morning were simple: "She's going to take a nap."