By Frasier Block for The Island Connection
The fourth annual Homegrown Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Road, Johns Island (site of Charleston County Parks Mullet Hall Equestrian Center). The event is brought to you by the Johns Island Farmers Market and Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce and will serve as the farmers market for that day. There will be over 100 vendors and farmers, just in time to get holiday shopping done. Buying from local businesses supports your local economy. The Holiday Carriage & Hay Rides, Antique Tractor Show, Native Horse Meet & Greets, Pony Rides, and Santa & Mrs. Claus visits in Santa Land are sure to bring holiday cheer to all who visit. Many local food trucks will be on site along with warm drinks, local craft beer from Low Tide and Holy City Breweries, and wine. The V-Tones of Charleston will tantalize us with festive tunes from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and members of Sol Driven Train will liven up the Bazaar from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
There will be fun activities for all ages including several seasonal-themed games, crafts, cookie decorating, ornament making, hula-hooping, and bounce houses. Be sure to bid on the many silent auction items to support the operations of both hosting organizations. The Homegrown Holiday Bazaar is your one-stop shop for all things local and festive. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking on site. This event would not be possible without the sponsorship support of local businesses including Berkeley Electric, The Ladson Mills Agency, Art of Health Chiropractic, McDonald’s, Palmetto, Charleston Collegiate School, Johns Island Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Kiawah Cares, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Crowne at Live Oak Square, ERA Wilder, and O2 Fitness. To find out more about the Homegrown Holiday Bazaar visit seaislandschamber. org/holiday-bazaar.