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11 Days of Christmas: Indie South Fair Blows Up

Photo Credit: Missy Kulik

As the Flagpole staff takes a much-needed break over the holidays, we’re reposting 11 of our most popular, most important, funniest and/or otherwise noteworthy stories of this most dismal of years. Look for a new post each day through Jan. 2.

Indie South Fair has long drawn artists and craftsmen not only from Athens, but all over the Southeast. So it made sense for founder Serra Ferguson to take her show on the road.

Indie South has made huge strides in establishing smaller-scale events throughout the year, including a Handmade Lovers Valentine’s Market, Back to Cool Market and the vintage-centric Eclectic Bazaar. Now approaching its 10th year, the time has come to buckle down and take the show on the road. Earlier this month, Indie South presented a two-day artist market featuring 30 vendors in Columbia, SC, and already has plans to return in September. The following weekend, Indie South hopped over to Atlanta to host a market in conjunction with the first-ever Food-o-Rama in Grant Park. After the Springtacular, Indie South will hit the highway for Uptown’s Riverfest in Columbus, GA. Ferguson intends to plant roots in five cities outside of Athens by the end of the year.

Oh, and Indie South has a storefront now, too, in the small strip mall that also houses Normal Bar.