Don't Miss The Last Mississippi Made Festival of 2022

Don't Miss The Last Mississippi Made Festival of 2022

If you've been around here long enough, you'll know that supporting creatives is kind of our thing. From the beginning of Laurel Mercantile Co.'s inception in 2016, our team sought out a way to elevate American makers and promote locally made goods. We've learned over the years that it takes a village to make a creative community flourish. That's why we created Mississippi Made, a Saturday market that features local artisans and makers from Mississippi. 
On Saturday,  September 3rd, we will have twenty local vendors along with delicious, local food trucks. Some have even made special appearances on the hit HGTV show, Home Town, like Novi Creations, Vixon Sullivan Pottery, Napier Frames, and Adam Trest.
Novi Creations is a handmade jewelry company in Laurel, Mississippi, owned by Shauna Stockstill. Each piece Shauna makes is uniquely handcrafted from beginning to end. She carefully selects her materials for quality and uniqueness and forges her pieces with essential hand tools. Most recognize her work, most recently seen on season five of Home Town with Erin as they cut, formed, and hammered copper into carved, wooden bowls for the Fukuda House.

 

Wells Lazy Acres is a owned by local honey maker, Judy Wells. After retiring from 43 years as a nurse, Judy yearned to find a way to remain productive, create meaningful relationships, and inspire younger generations to do great things. She has always been particularly interested in helping the environment and helping children and adults learn something new.Little did she know, she would find her new role (or hive, we should say) as a local beekeeper. 

Vixon Sullivan is a ceramicist and artist from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He creates functional art pieces that meet everyday needs. He focuses on making ceramic essentials like coffee cups, jewelry, and other household items. Vixon has developed a line of southern-inspired pieces that show pride in his home state and a dream to make it better than before. The Magnolia has become a staple of his signature pieces.

Our other talented vendors include:

Scout Designs' wooden furniture, 

Already Dunn,

Xapa Studios' Pottery,

Fine and Fiber Arts, 

Wells Lazy Acres by Judy Wells,

Blessings & Hugs Woodworking,

Free State Bowls,

handmade dog treats by Jones Bones,

Emma Wilder Farm's handmade goat milk soaps,

old time wooden toys by A Wood Working,

'Siply Good Tea,

Laken Cole Designs,

colorful stationary by Be Amazing Paper Company,

Bullfrog Pottery, 

Stained Glass made by Jones College Jasper Center Stained Glass Class,

Gingerbird artwork by local artist, Jon Rappleye,

Laura Jones Artwork

 

Stick around for lunch and grab a bite to eat from Smashed & Loaded, a southern cuisine lover's dream or check out our food truck park at the Scotsman General Store.

Each Saturday market is open from 9am to 3pm and conveniently located in the Mercantile Yard at 414 Front Street in Laurel, Mississippi. Make note of our upcoming Mississippi Made festivals in 2023 and learn how to become a vendor next season at www.laurelmercantile.com.