Friday, December 7, 2012

Quick tips for Sat!

We're so close! Vendors are loading up, the Music Farm bar is stocking the bar, I bet Auto Bahn is marinating for those bahn mi sandwiches, and I'm putting the final touches on my Christmas music Spotify playlist. It's time to shop!

Just a couple things to remember: These vendors make handmade, unique items. There's a limited quantity, so the earlier you come, the larger selection you'll see. Not to say anyone will run out. Our folks are prepared, but they do generally have a limited number of each item.

I'm guesstimating that the majority of the vendors now accept credit cards, but just to be safe, you might want to bring a little cash. The Music Farm has an ATM on site, but it does have a $3 fee.

Because everything is handmade, a lot of the vendors are willing to create custom items for you. So if you see something you like, but want slightly different - say, a particular color set of earrings - ask if it's possible to place a custom order. Finkelstein's Center creates custom stuffed animals. Dodeline Design does a lot of custom invitations. So pick up your Christmas cards AND plan to get your wedding/shower/birthday invites custom made. Lots of options, so don't be afraid to ask!

Come hungry! We have several snack/lunch options this time. Auto Bahn food truck will be on site, slinging vietnamese sandwiches. Check out a sample menu here. Carla Bakes has been baking up a storm and we hope she'll be bringing those bacon chocolate chip cookies you can't resist. We've added two new vendors - Haypenny Confections, who create specialty s'mores, and the Orange Spot Coffeehouse, who'll have hot an cold nonalcoholic drinks, like apple pie, cha yen, and of course, coffee! Lastly, it'll be 70 degrees, so pick up something fun from King of Pops. He's under the huge umbrella. Can't miss it!

And the Music Farm bar will be open, so sip on a bloody mary or mimosa (that will be on special) while you shop. Makes impulse buying even easier! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Lowcountry Artist Market tomorrow, starting at 10 am.