Indie Craft Parade
Indie Craft Parade draws crowds of art supporters and makers to Greenville each year. Photo by Will Crooks.

Tickets for the quick-to-sell-out Indie Craft Parade First Dibs Party go on sale Aug. 1.

This year’s event, held Sept. 13 at the festival’s new location at Timmons Arena, will give ticket holders the first look at our 2019 artists (115 of them) and their handmade goods on Friday night before the crowds descend Saturday morning.

This year’s 10th anniversary Indie Craft Parade runs Sept. 13-15.

The popular First Dibs Party is more than a shopping event, with music provided by Greenville Vinyl DJ, King Harold, and complimentary treats from ICP sponsors Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and 13Stripes Brewery. Partygoers can also win giveaways donated by some of the participating makers.

13Stripes is creating a special collaboration beer again for the First Dibs Party. The beer they created for last year’s party, “The Seamstress,” was a huge hit, and they brought it back a few more times throughout the season due to popular demand.

Jeni’s is bringing their ice cream truck to Greenville for the festival, providing complimentary scoops at the First Dibs Party and also selling ice cream on site for the rest of the weekend.

Indie Craft Parade
Indie Craft Parade founders Lib Ramos, Erin Godbey and Jen Moreau. Photo by Will Crooks / Greenville Journal

Indie Craft Parade launched 10 years ago by Greenville creatives and founders Erin Godbey, Jen Moreau, and Lib Ramos who were looking for a way to support local and regional makers. The festival has grown each year, necessitating two location changes. They say this move to Timmons Arena will accommodate continued growth for many years to come.

First Dibs Party

When: Friday, Sept. 13, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Timmons Arena
Tickets: $25; available Aug. 1 at indiecraftparade.com.

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