BUCK NAKED RUBS Chef Buck “Naked” Donnelly said attendees have to try the rub that started it all, the HOG rub, but for seafood, he said his go to spice is the Reef Rub. “It’s so wonderful on fish and veggies,” he said. His other rubs, used on poultry and game, make food richer and more flavorful with just a simple shake. Donnelly, who moved to the Keys 25 years ago, has been rubbing the fest the right way since 2007 and will be at booth A.
The Reef Rub is locally made, low sodium, all natural, with no B.S., meaning no ‘bad stuff.’” — Buck “Naked” Donnelly
CHRIS BRYK DESIGNS Chris Bryk is an electrical contractor by trade but is known around town for his reclaimed wood and metal work and specialty designs, like nautical décor, custom bars, barn doors. He also showcases his local professional photography. He moved to Keys after meeting his homegrown wife Mandy, who is a teacher at Stanley Switlik Elementary School and together they have two children. He is loving life in the Keys! This is his fifth year at the event, swing by and meet him and his family at booth 15.
BY KRISTEN LIVENGOOD
VENDORS NOT TO MISS
WEARRAW Known as a fest favorite, WEARRAW is a “hippie” brand that collects items while traveling in search of vintage and handmade treasures from markets and street vendors from around the world. Many of the items are handmade of recycled and organic raw materials. WEARRAW has been at the fest for the past six years and will be in booths 131 and 132.
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JIM PARKER KNIVES Jim Parker offers a variety of knives from “hunters” to fancy “folders” — all custom, one-of-a-kind creations. His work features exotic handle material such as mother of pearl, stag or a variety of exotic woods. His knives come with a handsewn custom leather sheath made by his wife. This is his first year and he will be at booth 69.
There is no reason a good-looking knife can’t also be a work of art.” — Jim Parker