Louisville, KY (April 27, 2016) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 8th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 22 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 $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. Last year’s fair drew over 8,000 attendees.
The fair will include a marketplace of more than 200 booths from local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as a craft beer tent sponsored by ValuMarket, over 25 food and drink vendors, a cooking competition, aerial circus acts, a silent auction, and the H2O Kid’s Zone sponsored by Louisville Water. You can also BYOB (bring your own bottle – for water!) to fill up at the Louisville pure tap® to GO stations.
This year’s cooking competition will feature a showdown between Shawn Ward of Ward 426 and Patrick Roney of Harvest. The chefs will be given a basket of mystery ingredients and they’ll have 30 minutes to create a dish for a panel of judges.
Returning again this year is The Back Porch, an area located on the back patio of the Louisville Water Tower with beautiful river views. Sponsored by Cox’s Spirits Shoppe and Smokers Outlet, this area is geared towards the grown-ups and will offer a place to relax in patio furniture from Amish Hills and enjoy the bourbon, brandy, beer and cigars available for purchase.
The mission of the Buy Local Fair is to provide a venue that fosters cooperation, cross-pollination and strength in numbers for locally-owned, independent entities. By bringing together customers of various businesses, farms, craftspeople and bands unique to the Louisville-area, we expose a variety of endeavors to new audiences and increase business for all.
The 2016 Buy Local Fair is presented by Louisville Water Company and sponsored by Louisville Metro Council, Amish Hills Furniture, Eclipse Bank, VO2 Multisport, ValuMarket, Carmichael’s KIDS, Louisville Magazine, Louisville.com, Louisville Public Media, LEO Weekly, The Trend Appliances, YELP Louisville, Maloney Outdoor Advertising, Heaven Hill Brands, Cox’s Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppe, Nanz & Kraft Florists, WAKY, and Good Garbage.
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 businesses and to educate citizens on the value of buying locally. For more information about LIBA, visitwww.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, visitwww.louisvillewater.com