Can you believe it?? The festival is this weekend! Our artists are working so hard to finalize their booths, and we can’t wait to share this all with you!
If this is your time first attending Indie Craft Parade, you might wonder what you can expect at the event. Hopefully this post will answer all your questions!
Who is this festival intended for?
The whole community! Indie Craft Parade is for anyone interested in purchasing handcrafted goods. Indie Craft Parade features the best handmade art in the Southeast from 80 independent artisans. We invite the public to attend this festival and enjoy high quality crafts, local food, live music, and getting to know the artists in their community.
What are the hours for Indie Craft Parade?
This coming weekend, September 12-14.
September 12: The VIP Gala is Friday night from 6 to 9 pm and requires a pre-purchased ticket. VIP tickets are sold out.
September 13 and 14: The festival is open to the public. Saturday from 9 am to 6pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
Is there a cost to attend the festival?
Yes, there is a $2 admission fee at the door. Children, 12 and under, are free to attend. We will accept both cash and credit card payments. This admission fee is new for the 2014 festival. It allows us to keep the costs low for our artists.
Where is the festival being held?
Indie Craft Parade is held indoors at the historic Huguenot Mill in downtown Greenville, SC. The mill is located at 101 W. Broad Street, next to the Peace Center. The venue is handicapped accessible. There is street parking available, and several parking garages with easy walking distance.
Is this event family friendly?
Absolutely! Saturday and Sunday are open to the public (again, kids are free), so bring the whole gang. However, your four-legged friends must stay at home (sorry, Fido!). If you have small children, we allow strollers, but do not recommend bringing them. The aisles are a bit narrow and make maneuvering a stroller a little difficult. The only time alcohol will be served is at the VIP Gala, and attendees must be 21 years or older to partake.
What type of goods can I expect to see?
At Indie Craft Parade, you’ll find the best handcrafted goods in a variety of categories–everything from paintings to children’s toys, paper goods to jewelry, ceramic mugs to artisanal chocolate. You can get a sneak preview of some of the work by checking out blog posts like this one or this one.
Will credit cards be accepted?
Most likely, but bring cash just in case. Many of the vendors may have the ability to accept credit cards. However you should be prepared to pay cash for some of the items you purchase. There is an ATM on site in case you forget your cash.
Will I have to wait in line?
It’s possible. We do our best to accommodate large crowds. However, depending on the turnout, you may have to wait in line before you enter. Obviously, our goal is to get everyone in as soon as possible, but we do have to respect the venue’s fire code. If there is a line, we’ll do our best to keep it moving quickly and aim to have everyone in within about 15 minutes.
Is there food and drink on site?
Yes! We’re delighted to have the offerings of several local establishments available to our attendees. You can purchase items from Swamp Rabbit Cafe, Circa Doughnut, Luna Rosa, Tandem CC, Tealoha, and Methodical Coffee.
If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs. Reach out to us on social media.