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Chefs Face Off at 10th Annual Buy Local Fair

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 10th Annual Buy Local Fair with a special Iron Chef-style cooking competition on Sunday, May 20th from 12:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Fair is free, parking is $5 per car. 

Two chefs will go head to head with mystery ingredients at 3:15 p.m. and hope for a favorable ruling from a panel of four judges. Two of the judges are to be determined (one through a LIBA social media contest and another through a YELP affiliation), but the other two judges are Executive Chef Cody Stone from DECCA and Art Director and Foodie Rachel Quast, who from Common Table.

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Buy Local at Sunday’s Fair

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance postponed its annual Buy Local Fair last month because of the imminent threat of bad weather. As of this writing, the weather gods seem more benevolent for the event now scheduled for Sunday, July 2, at the Louisville Water Tower, its location for the last several years.

Since the Fair is an outdoor event, the LIBA team decided to play it safe when all the weather reports agreed that rain was on the way last month. The Buy Local Fair features over 180 booths from an array of local businesses, artists, nonprofits and farmers. There will be food and drink vendors, including a craft beer tent, live music, and cooking and cocktail competitions. This is the first year for the “Drink Local Craft Cocktail Competition,” where local bartenders will create unique cocktails and attendees can vote.

At the cooking competition, defending champion Patrick Roney of Harvest Restaurant will be taking on Jacob Coronado from Red Herring. In this Iron Chef-style cooking competition, the chefs will be given a basket of mystery ingredients and will have 30 minutes to create a dish for a panel of judges.

The rescheduled fair takes place Sunday, July 2, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Admission is free, though parking is $5 per vehicle. Ride your bike to avoid parking fees.