Made South 2017 - Nov
The Factory at Franklin
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MADE SOUTH has announced its 2017 lineup of events for lovers of all things Southern, adding new stops from June through November, as well as an inaugural gathering of the Southern Whiskey Society in August.
This year, guests can purchase tickets to events in Hoover, Alabama; Franklin, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and Louisville, Kentucky for $25. Each event will showcase more than 100 of the finest artisans and makers from that region and across the South who will have products available for purchase and will offer food and drink tastings which are included in the ticket price. Guests can expect bites from local chefs and samples from six to eight regional distillers at each event, all to be announced in the weeks prior.
Founded by Nashville native and fourth generation Tennessean, Chris Thomas, MADE SOUTH brings together the best Southern makers, producers, craftsmen, artisans, and more for its events held across the Southeast. Thomas works to curate the best goods found south of the Mason-Dixon line to show at these two-day events that bring together craftsmanship, food, drink, music, and art, providing an all-inclusive and unforgettable experience.
In addition to the MADE SOUTH market-style events, this year's calendar brings the Southern Whiskey Society meeting on Saturday, August 5, in Franklin. The event will offer patrons samples of whiskey from more than 30 regional distillers as well as bites from six of the South's best chefs. Held at The Factory at Franklin, the event benefits The Battle of Franklin Trust. General admission tickets are $77 while VIP tickets are $97, both of which can be purchased here.
Also new to MADE SOUTH this year are event partnerships with Eat Y'all and Barrett Sovereign.
"I feel lucky to be able to partner with quality brands such as Eat Y'all and Barrett Sovereign for MADE SOUTH events," says creator Chris Thomas. "Both of these companies stand for and propel the ideals of Southern craftsmanship and hard work, and that falls right in line with our mission."
Hoover, Ala., June 2 - 3 at The Finley Center at The Hoover Metropolitan (tickets can be purchased here)
Franklin, Tenn., June 30 - July 1 at The Factory at Franklin (tickets can be purchased here)
Southern Whiskey Society: Franklin, Tenn., August 5 at The Factory at Franklin (tickets can be purchased here)
Atlanta, Ga., September 29 - 30 at Monday Night Brewing (tickets on sale 06/26)
Louisville, Ky., October 27 - 28 at Louisville Executive Aviation (tickets on sale (07/24)
Franklin, Tenn., November 17 - 18 at The Factory at Franklin (tickets on sale 08/24)
November, 17 @ 5:00 pm