In 2014, LIBA member Gary Crook of Lexie's Trading Post was inspired to create a logo for the Buy Local Fair. He had this idea of “Be Local”. Gary, a long time, active LIBA member, moved to Louisville with his family in 2007 because of the strong “Buy Local” community. He was an artist and art teacher for over 20 years, and wanted to draw a bee that was shaped like the Fleur de Lis to represent “bee-ing local in Louisville.” Unfortunately, in December of 2013 Gary was diagnosed with ALS and due to his deteriorating condition he was not able to finish drawing the bee he had envisioned. Sadly, Gary passed away in April of 2014, just a short 4 months from when he was diagnosed. Earlier this year, Gary’s wife, Karen, also an active LIBA member, sent his unfinished drawing of the bee to LIBA. Raegan Stremel, a local artist, finished the idea and so the “Fleur de Bee” was born. In honor of Gary, LIBA is donating 5% of all “2015 Buy Local Fair T-shirt” sales to ALS. Anyone who would like to donate directly to ALS can go to the Kentucky Chapter ALS website: www.alsaky.org/
Bill Hollander, District 9 Councilman:
What does buying local mean to you? to Louisville as a city?
We know it’s hard to pick just one, but name one of your favorite local businesses and why.
DMLO CPAs, Vendor Champions:
Louisville has such a unique vibe and energy, especially among startups and independent businesses. As a Louisville original firm started by 4 entrepreneurs who envisioned and then created a better way to do business, we identify with those who follow similar paths. Not only do we love being part of such a forward-thinking, collaborative, compassionate, authentic, talented, and loyal community, but we feel strongly about our role in helping local businesses thrive and grow. #DMLOCares is not just a hashtag, but who we are, and how we live. Our impact is measured by much more than the numbers. We’re an independent local business made up of real people who get it, who enjoy Louisville’s ‘weirdness,’ and embrace the opportunity to contribute to the success stories of our great city and the entrepreneurs that make it so.
From the Louisville Water Company
Slow Down Johnny
Nick Peay Band
Alex Wright Band
2014 Winner from Decca - Annie Petry's sous Chef Cody is returning to face off his challenger, Sous Chef James from Seviche
This event will challenge Josh Lehman of Holy Grale and Jonathan Exum of Wiltshire on Market to see who can create the most magnificent mushroom dish on the spot.
Varieties from all our local brewers!
Drink tickets are $5
(buy them at booth 9 or 18)
Get there early to snatch up our annual special edition beer stein! $30 and it includes 3 drink tickets.
Handcrafted by Alex Adams.
Limited quantity - we always sell out early!
Our friends at Eclipse Bank know the importance of buying local so your money keeps circulating here in town, and to support that, they’re providing $5 vouchers that you can use at the Keep Louisville Weird merchandise tent! There’s a limited number available. So stop by the Eclipse booth early and get some money to buy a Weird t-shirt.
New to the event this year is The Back Porch, an area located on the back patio of the Louisville Water Tower with beautiful river views. This area is geared towards the grown-ups and will offer a place to relax in handmade patio furniture from Amish Hills and buy some bourbon, brandy and cigars.
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