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Local Makers at Buy Local Block Party & Maker Tours, November 22
11/13/2014 3:54:29 PM

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) will throw the first-ever Buy Local Block Party and Maker Tours to connect consumers with local makers on Saturday, November 22nd during the holiday shopping season and as part of the 8th Buyannual Local Month presented by South State Bank, November 15 – December 15. Buy Local Month is a grassroots movement to build awareness for the positive community benefits of supporting local, independent businesses—particularly during the holiday season, a critical sales time for local, independent retailers. The Buy Local Block Party will take place at Local Works located at 1630 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29405.  

“We all love Charleston and don’t want to see it become ‘Anywhere, USA,’ says Jamee Haley, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lowcountry Local First. “The rise of the Maker movement and rebirth of manufacturing creates good jobs, new economic opportunities, and helps keep the place we call home unique. The Buy Local Block Party and Maker Tours provide a special opportunity during the busy holiday season to support the businesses that are owned by our neighbors, rather than those sending profits out of state or to shareholders,” says Haley.   

Makers and urban manufacturers on the Charleston Upper Peninsula and in North Charleston will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the workshops and production spaces of some of Charleston’s finest makers and urban manufacturers. From breweries to woodworking to high-end home products, each tour will include multiple stops, and a tasting at a craft brewery. Maker Tours participants include: AvrettBill’s Custom WoodworkingCOAST Brewing CompanyFolbotHeavy AestheticsLandrum TablesPalmetto Brewing CompanyPerrin WoodworkingProduce Candles and Rewined Candles.

The Buy Local Block Party will feature 35 indie retailers and artisans, curated by Lowcountry Artist Market, as well as local bands on the Awendaw Green stage, food trucks, a beer garden, a Bloody Mary bar, kid’s activities, and the first-ever Lowcountry Local First Maker Tours. The beer garden will feature seven local breweries including COAST Brewing CompanyFat Pig Brewing CompanyThe Frothy Beard Brewing CompanyHoly City BrewingTradesmen Brewing CompanyWestbrook Brewing Company, and Wooden Skiff Brewing Company, and a Bloody Mary bar by Charleston Distilling Company and Natural Blonde Bloody Mary Mix. Bike riders can utilize Pop-Up Bike Parking courtesy of Charleston Moves.

For an entire list of indie retailers and artisans, please check out the Buy Local Block Party Facebook page.

Buy Local Block Party

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014


1630-2 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29405

FREE entry, $10 suggested donation


Maker Tours with Lowcountry Local First

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Two tours: 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm

Meet at 1630-2 Meeting St, Charleston

Limited tickets, only $30

Lowcountry Local First is a non-profit organization that cultivates local economic prosperity and quality of life by increasing community support for locally owned, independent businesses and farmers.


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