Visitors will find a plethora of vendors at the Marathon Seafood Festival, and most are as nautical-minded as their customers. Artists and craftsmen of all varieties show off the very best of their wares, bringing art and the ocean together as one. Here is just a small sample:
@bucketbrigadehats on Instagram
Amy’s Alohas celebrates its 10th season in the Keys with an eclectic collection of vintage Hawaiian shirts, batik and tie-dyed women’s apparel, and FairTrade copper and glass windchimes. Amy’s new line, Bucket Brigade Hat Company, produces one-of-a-kind reversible bucket hats hand sewn on her tiki porch on Little Torch Key. A regular at events up and down the Keys and the Jersey Shore, always colorful and ready to dress you up in a smile, this is Amy’s first time exhibiting at the Marathon Seafood Festival.
Booth: 77/78 | Rusticfish.com
@rusticfish on Instagram
At Rustic Fish, Jesse Alfonso creates original hand-crafted one-of-a-kind marine-inspired wood sculptures. By repurposing wood to create unique pieces, each finished product tells a story of “what it was and what it has become.” Every piece has identity, charm and character produced by metal embellishments and advanced patinas. For longevity, every piece is UV-protected for outdoor use.
The Knotty Dawg
Booth: 106 | theknottydawg.com
@theknottydawg on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
The Knotty Dawg is an apparel and dog accessory company that gives back to animal shelters and rescues in need. Owners Samantha and Kevin Mesa mixed the love of their lifestyle, dogs and charity to create relatable and meaningful products.
The brand is dedicated to and inspired by the couple’s two rescue pups, Beau and Buddy. Beau was rescued from the Upper Keys Humane Society in 2017 after being dumped in a garbage can, and Buddy was rescued from Paw Patrol Animal Rescue in 2021 after being given to the rescue a week after Christmas. With thousands of amazing dogs in shelters, Samantha and Kevin want to use their brand to not only share the dogs’ stories but also to inspire and educate people about adoption.
Booth: 46 | appalachiawood.com
@appalachia_wood on Instagram
Appalachia Wood brings rustic, high-quality charcuterie boards and other wood creations from the heart of the north Georgia mountains. The company never uses stains on its boards in an effort to preserve the natural color of the wood. Each board has a food-safe finish for consumers’ protection. The beautiful and durable handles on each charcuterie board are custom forged by an artisan blacksmith. Appalachia Wood also makes cigar boards to enhance a smoking experience with a favorite beverage and many other creations.
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