Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Louisville Water Tower, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance  and Grasshoppers Distribution  will hold their fifth annual Buy Local Fair , featuring numerous local retailers, musicians, artists and more under the shadow of the iconic tower. The event saw over 6,000 attendees last year, with the organizers hoping to add more to the attendance figures in 2013.
A whole slew of activities is in store for all who visit the fair Saturday, including a live hydroponics display and Water Trivia Duck Pond for the little ones, guided tours of the water tower and steam engine by Louisville Water , a cooking competition between MilkWood chef Kevin Ashworth  and RYE on Market chef Joe Banet , and a performance by local rockers Nerves Junior , who will be headlining with Gideon’s Rifle  and Thirty Spokes .
As far as finding food and beverage are concerned, Grind , Johnny’s Diner Car , Lil Cheezers  and Sweet'N'Savory  are some of the food vendors on hand, while ValuMarket  will be sponsoring a craft beer tent featuring brews from BBC , Falls City , Apocalypse Brew Works  and more. Some of the numerous vendors in attendance include Art Eatables , Black Dog Candles , Comedy Caravan , The Hanger , Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau , and Revelry Boutique .
After the festivities end at the water tower, MilkWood at Actors Theatre of Louisville will host an afterparty from 9 to 10:30 p.m. in the mezzanine lobby at Actors Theatre on 316 W. Main St. A ticket will net free food and a single complementary beverage per ticketholder, with a cash bar also available. Free tickets to the party can be had by visiting the Welcome & Information Tent the day of the fair, while supplies last.
For more information on the Buy Local Fair or the afterparty, please visit LIBA’s page at www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/buylocalfair . You may also contact LIBA at email@example.com  or by calling 502-552-6227. No pets will be allowed at the fair.
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