By Sherry Williams
DGBA member and Jobe Publishing Contributor
The sixth annual Sip, Shop & Stroll event is slated for this Saturday, April 15. Hosted by the Glasgow Downtown Business Association, a variety of options are available to fill the day for both kids and adults beginning at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The event will include over 110 pop-up vendors and seven food trucks. Additionally, local shops and restaurants on and around the square will be open. With such a variety of vendors, there is something for everyone including boutique clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, leather goods, candles, BBQ rubs, succulents and plants, face painting, and more. We are also very excited that the Bounty of the Barrens Farmer’s Market will join us and be set up on the west side of the courthouse lawn.
The YMCA will be hosting crafts and games for children and magician Brad Lowe will be performing in front of the courthouse at 11 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.
Live music will begin at noon on the stage in front of Yancey’s. The afternoon lineup includes the following:
- Lane Schafkle, 12 noon – 1:10 p.m.
- Marley Edmunds, 1:20 – 2:30 p.m.
- Cara Bishop, 2:40 – 4:00 p.m.
Feel free to bring a lawn chair to sit and watch these talented performers or place your blankets and chairs under the trees on the courthouse lawn to relax and watch the festivities unfold around the square.
Sip, Shop & Stroll will offer a variety of food trucks including Pucker Up Lemonade, Dog Pen Hotdogs, Rolaid’s Burger on Wheels, Philly Willy’s, She Sells Shrimp, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Jambalaya Joe as well as our local favorites, Fine Arts Bistro, Subway, Kanha Kafe, Drink-n-Game, Sweet Basil Bakeshop, Local Roots, George J’s, and Yancey’s. Several of our pop-up vendors offer baked goods, chocolate-covered strawberries, cotton candy, and dog treats.
This is a perfect opportunity for folks to visit the shops on the square and see how our local business owners have spruced up their buildings. Start at one corner and make it a point to pop into each open shop to see what they sell and admire how they have improved these old buildings.
Vintique, Awards, Green Street Gifts, Glasgow Coin & Jewelry, and TCBF Pawn & Bargain are all directly on the square. Take time to head down the hill on North Green and check out the artwork in Holy Fool Tattoo and the industrial décor at the Old School Smoke Joint in the Ross building.
Head down East Main toward the Plaza and visit The Good Wife, Heritage Barbershop, and Root & Ramble. Cross the street and head up Plaza Way to walk behind the Glasgow City Building to Local Roots and Spring Valley Boutique.
If you head up West Main, you can drop into the newly revamped Art & Antiques and then work your way down to Blue Shark Games & Hobbies for the best selection of games and puzzles in the area.
We are hoping for a beautiful Kentucky spring day and plans for the Sip, Shop & Stroll will continue whether rain or shine. The only exception for weather-related cancellations would be due to high winds or National Weather alerts. Please keep an eye on the Glasgow Downtown Business Association Facebook page for additional updates regarding the event. Hope to see you there.