Thanks to all the Sponsors, Vendors, Volunteers, Musicians and Everyone who attended the Fair!  Even with the storm the Buy Local Fair was a great success, and we could not have done it without each and everyone of you!

Click Here to See Magbooth Photos from the fair.

Save the Date

8th Annual Buy Local Fair

May 22nd, 2016

The Story of the
“Fleur de Bee” Logo

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:

Special Thanks to All of Our Sponsors






Also thank you to:

Heaven Hill Brands * Maloney Outdoor Advertising

M2 Maximum Media * Oak St. Productions * Yelp! Louisville

A Word From Our Sponsors...

Bill Hollander, District 9 Councilman:

What does buying local mean to you? to Louisville as a city?
Great neighborhoods have great local businesses that reflect the character of the people who live there.   We are fortunate to have many such businesses in District 9 but we need more here and throughout Louisville.  The only way to make that happen is to buy local as we shop and dine.

We know it’s hard to pick just one, but name one of your favorite local businesses and why.
My favorite local business is Carmichael’s Bookstore, especially the one on Frankfort Avenue.  Reading is so important, the store hosts many free activities and I always see a friendly face behind the counter – and probably a neighbor or two- when I go in! 

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.

H2O Kids Zone
From the Louisville Water Company


In Lightning

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 Slow Down Johnny

Nick Peay Band

Alex Wright Band

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2014 Winner from Decca - Annie Petry's sous Chef Cody is returning to face off his challenger, Sous Chef James from Seviche


Magnificent Mushroom's 
         "Iron Shroom"

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.

The ValuMarket
 Craft Beer Tent
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!

The Back Porch
Bourbon, Brandy and Cigars

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.

Eclipse Bucks
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.
Win A Viking Grill!
Are you ready to do some summertime grilling?
Our friends at The Trend Appliances are giving away a Viking grill to one lucky winner!
Stop by their booth to check it out!!

Recycle and Compost 
         at the Fair

We're getting greener and greener.
This is the first year we'll be offering composting as well as recycling thanks to QRS.


LIBA is proud to have support for our Fair vendors from DMLO CPAs and Jeb Advertising
happy to welcome the following vendors to the 2015 Buy Local Fair: 

502 Café
502 Power Yoga
A New Spin on Wood
Abbey Road on the River
Ah, What 'Bout Mimi
Alarm-1 Protective Services, LLC
Alice's Treasure Box
Amish Hills Furniture
Anatolian Fashion LLC
Anne Reinherdt-Scott
The Artic Scoop
Aroh Made
Art from Ashes
Awesome by Jenna
Bboy and Qgirl
Bake My Day
BAREfit Adventure Training
Barkstown Road
Belmar Flower Shop
Birkat Adonai Farm
Black Rock Grille
Blend All-Natural
Block Party Handmade Boutique
Bluegrass Indoor Karting
Bourbon Barrel Foods
Broad Strokes Louisville
busta grill
Capshew Cellars
Cardaroo Products
Carmichael's Bookstore/Carmichael's Kids
Cheri's Critter Care, LLC
Clayton & Crume
The Comfy Cow
Consider Boutique
Coo-Coo Ka-Zoo
The Cool Purse
Copper & Kings
Creative Diversity Studio
Creative Engraving Designs
Cunningham Golf Cart
Daisylee Designs
DeGeorge Bros Guitars
Derby City Rovers
Devin French Glass Art
DMF Simple Solitude
DKD Osaka Snack Bar
The Diaper Fairy Cottage
Dragonfly Designs Jewelry/New at Heart Upcycling
Eclipse Bank
Edible Louisville & The Bluegrass Region
Frankfort Ave. Business Association
Falls City Lighting/Rewicked
Family & Children's Place

Family Select Insurance
Flour de lis Bakery, LLC
Forest Edge Winery
Four Spoiled Dogs
Foxhollow Farm
Gem Weaver
Good Garbage Inc
Goma Trading
Gypsies with Junk in the Trunk!
Half Peach Vegan Bakery
Hand-In-Paw Rescue
Handmade by Peake
Heaven Hill Distilleries
Heine Brothers' Coffee
HomeFit Personal Training
Honest Home
Horseshoe Bend Vineyards
Insider Louisville
J. Camille Cultural Academy
Jak's Apples
Jam Pan Mobile Jerk Centre
Jefferson County Clerk's Office
Johnny's Diner Car
Kandies of Kentucky
Kentucky Made & More
Kentucky Science Center
Kevin Jackson Photography
Kouture Handbag Boutique
Kwik Service Electronics, Inc.
Ladybird Apothecarie
LEO Magazine
Lexie's Trading Post
Liberty Tattoo & Art Parlor
Lindsay Lou's Handmade Jewelry
Longshot Lobsta
Louisville Cream, LLC
Louisville Dessert Truck
Louisville Magazine and
The Louisville Quest!
Louisville Salt Cave
Louisville Upcycle
Louisville Vintage
Lucky Clover Farm, LLC
Lucky Finds
M.K. Amos
Magnificant Mushrooms
Matthew Little's Woodturned Vessels
Melody Dennison Art
Moab Offroad
Moss Hill Bath & Body Collection
Mr. G's Kettle Corn
My World Travel
New Beginnings Artisans
New Earth Organics & Hydroponics

Old 502 Winery
One of a Chime-Designs by E
One Thing Marketing
Organic Health Institute
Owl Always Love You
Paintn' Party
Park Community Credit Union
Paws With Purpose
Platinum Panel
POLLO-a Gourmet Chicken Joint
R3 Framed Magnet Boards
Raabe Glass
Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods
Ray Bays
Red Top Gourmet
Red's Corner LLC
Renegade Sauces & Preserves
Rooibee Red Tea
Rudy GreenSafety & Security Store
Sages Botanicals
Scarlet and Olivia Boutique
Sculptures by Jay in Kentucky
Seaside Pearls
Seetag Design
Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery
SnoWhat, LLC
Southville Spitters
Sprouts by J9
Stephanie Tanner Photography
Stock Yards Bank & Trust
Streamline Payments, LLC
Sue Balter Crafts
Summer Shade Soap Company
Sunergos Coffee
Sweet N Savory
Sweetgrass GranolaTartan Meadows
Tattoo Charlies
Thistle and Thread Design
Traveling Kitchen
The Trend Appliances
Tzilla Couture
V-Grits Food Truck
VIP Printing & Copy
VO2 Multi sport
WAKY Radio
Wick's Pizza
Whisman's Backyard Honey, LLC
Why Louisville
Wire 2 Wire Designs
Woodstock Antiques
Yelp Louisville
Zi Olive

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