Jenn Kampmeier figures her Holiday Sip n Shop Boutique Event offers needed exposure for vendors who have had many events canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Holiday Sip n Shop will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Clay Terrace. The free event will be held in the retail spaces vacated by the closure of Forever 21 and Charming Charlie. The spaces are across the street from each other.
“It’s a fun way to get out and grab a girlfriend, your mom, your sister or whoever,” Kampmeier said. “We’ve all been cooped up enough, and it’s supporting the local business owners because there has not really been an opportunity to get in front of consumers. There will be 300 consumers attending, so it’s a good opportunity to get their wares and goods out there before the holiday season starts.”
The two spaces allow for more social distancing, and vendors will be split between the spots. There will be live music in both spaces with a DJ in one spot and violinist who plays rock ‘n’ roll songs.
“People can float back and forth between the two spots,” Kampmeier said.
Kampmeier, a Carmel resident who founded Vino Mobile Bar, said it was the first mobile wine bar in the United States. The event is one of two Vino Mobile Bar hosts a year.
There will be more than 70 local business owners between the two spaces. Among the products that will be available for purchase are clothes, homemade items, soaps, food, shoes, purses, hats, woodworking items and perfumes.
“It’s going to be a lot of holiday shopping,” Kampmeier said. “People can purchase gifts for their family and friends.”
Wine, beer and wine-based cocktails can be purchased at the event.
Vino Mobile Bar hosted an event in July at the same Clay Terrace venues. It previously was held elsewhere in Carmel.
Kampmeier said Clay Terrace is more centrally located for customers to travel from Fishers, Westfield, Noblesville and Zionsville.
To register, visit vinomobilebar.com/Sip-N-Shop-Events.html.