LouisvilleKY’s Buy Local Fair set for Water Tower Park

Louisville, KY  -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 11th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 19th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $7 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking.
The fair will include more than 180 booths from local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, farmers and even a “Kidpreneur Marketplace” showcasing local mini businesses run by kids. Guests can also enjoy food trucks, a children’s area, craft beer, bourbon and brandy, a Back Porch area for grownups sponsored by Cox’s Smoker’s Outlet and Spirit Shoppe, and live music from Mom’s Music bands Free Spirits, Generation Lost, The Fidget Spinners, and The Nuclear Ford Pintos from 12:30pm-2pm, Louisville Folk School from 2:30pm – 4pm, and Bluestars from 4:30pm – 6pm.
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The popular cooking competition sponsored by Rainbow Blossom will begin at 4:00pm when Chef Jeff Dailey from Harvest, the returning champion, will compete against Griffin Paulin of Mirin. The two chefs will face off to cook with a box of mystery ingredients, and the winner will be determined by a panel of four judges and based on taste, healthiness, and how easily it could be replicated at home.
The cocktail competition will also return, featuring unique cocktails from Copper & Kings, Heaven Hill Brands, and Transformation Spirits. Attendees can purchase a flight for $6 and vote for their favorite cocktail.
Attendees are encouraged to B.Y.O.B. (to bring your own bottle) to fill with free Louisville Pure Tap®. Trash Talkers will be help guests sort their trash, recycling and compost appropriately to make the fair a green event. For more information, visit keeplouisvilleweird.com/buylocalfair.
The 2019 Buy Local Fair is presented by Louisville Water Company with support from Amish Hills Furniture, Louisville Metro Council, Eclipse Bank, Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets, Cox’s Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppe, Nanz & Kraft Florists, eyedia Design It Again, ValuMarket, Abbey Road on the River, Louisville Magazine, Louisville.com, Louisville Public Media, LEO Weekly, Al Dia en America, Face It Movement, Bicycling for Louisville, Heaven Hill Brands, WAKY 103.5, Facilities Management Services, Dependable Dumpsters, The Plant Kingdom, and Quest Outdoors.
About the Louisville Independent Business Alliance
LIBA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned independent businesses and to educate citizens on the value of buying locally. For more information about LIBA, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.
About Louisville Water Co.
Louisville Water provides a safe, high-quality of drinking water to over 850,000 people in Louisville Metro and surrounding communities. Louisville Water began operations in October 1860 as Kentucky’s first public water provider. For more info, visit www.louisvillewater.com.