Kentucky BourbonQ of Louisville to Exhibit at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2005, in Louisville, KY

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Kentucky BourbonQ and 300 other Kentucky businesses to exhibit wares at the 2005 Kentucky Crafted: The Market, in Louisville Kentucky. Market Dates: March 5-6, 2005

Plans are underway for Kentucky Crafted: The Market. Since 1982, this event has served the state as Kentucky’s hand-made products market. Shane Best of Kentucky BourbonQ will be exhibiting his internationally-renowned, award-winning line of barbecue sauces and spices in South Wing A of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, March 5-6, 2005. Best, a longtime resident of Oldham County, has owned and operated Kentucky BourbonQ since 1984, and is participating in this exciting Market for the fourth time.

The Market will feature 300 Kentucky exhibitors of contemporary and traditional crafts, two-dimensional visual art, musical recordings, and food products, along with children’s craft activities and cultural entertainment.

Market hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8.00 for adults, with children aged 15 and under getting in free. For a $1.00 Off Coupon on adult admission, visit the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program website at http://www.kycraft.ky.gov. If you are a retailer, please call for special “trade only” dates and times.

Kentucky Crafted: The Market has been selected as one of the “Top 25 Art Fairs and Festivals” in the country by AmericanStyle Magazine, and was selected as one of the “Top Twenty Events” in the southeast region by the Southeast Tourism Society. Kentucky still holds the distinction of being one of the few states in the country to sponsor a wholesale/retail show for its craft businesses.

According to Best, “The Market continues to be an exciting venue for selling to both retailers and the public. I am thrilled to be able to participate in this great marketplace for Kentucky-made products. Be sure to stop by the BourbonQ booth and sample some of our tasty barbecue sauces and spices.”

The Market is produced by the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, a division of the Kentucky Arts Council, Commerce Cabinet, Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information, call 1-888-KY CRAFT, ext. 4801. A copy of the official Market Program, including a floor plan, exhibitors, and schedule of events will be available on the web at http://www.kycraft.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky BourbonQ and their award-winning barbecue products, call 502-222-6154, or visit their website at http://www.BourbonQ.com.

Since 1981, the Craft Marketing Program’s mission is to develop the state’s craft industry, support and empower Kentucky artisans and craftpeople, preserve the state’s craft traditions, stimulate and support product development, and generate public awareness of Kentucky products. The program provides assistance to Kentucky residents, individuals, or groups wanting to develop as craft professionals through economic opportunities and training.

Contact: Shane Best

Phone: 502-222-6154

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