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Buy Local First Fair on Sun, May 18

Wednesday May 14, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) is encouraging everyone to support the 6th Annual Buy Local First Fair this coming Sunday, May 18th at the Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

“We have a strong core of local businesses in Metro Louisville and they need our support to remain strong,” says Ward-Pugh. “Small Businesses are the job creators of our area and our country. They depend on us as customers so let’s celebrate their success!”

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is hosting the event which will bring a variety of local businesses, bands, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers to the Fair on Sunday.

The Buy Local First Fair will feature concerts, a cooking competition, a wide variety of Louisville’s diverse and local food scene, retail vendors, a KY Brewers Guide craft beer tent, and a children’s area sponsored by the Louisville Water Company and the Kentucky Science Center.

Admission is free but parking is $5.00 a car. Bicycles are encouraged, and the event will offer free bike valet parking.

“Councilwoman Ward Pugh has been an amazing supporter of local independent businesses in Louisville,” said Jennifer Rubenstein, Director of LIBA. “Without her help, we would have had a very tough time getting the Buy Local Fair started back in 2009, and she has continued to help us make this important event happen. Buying local keeps more money in the community, and CM Pugh makes that a priority.”

The 6th Annual Buy Local First Fair will be held from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.  

*The Mission of the Buy Local First Fair is to provide a venue that foster cooperation, cross-pollination and strength in numbers for locally-owned, independent entities. By bringing together customers of various businesses, farms, craftspeople and bands to the Louisville area, the Fair exposes a variety of endeavors to new audiences and increases business for all.

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9