Made in the South Weekend

Meet the Makers at G&G

Eat, drink, and shop at the Garden & Gun offices in the historic Cigar Factory

As part of Made in the South Weekend, G&G invites readers and friends to the G&G offices in the historic Cigar Factory for G&G’Made in the South Marketplace and Conversations with the Editors. Additionally, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the various Cigar Factory Pop-Ups  around the building.

Made in the South Marketplace

Taste, sip, and see the 2018 Made in the South Awards winners and finalists all in one place.

Meet the Makers

Get up close and personal with the new class of 2018 Made in the South artisans and their award-winning products.

Peruse the marketplace, sample products, and explore the 2018 Made in the South products as featured in the magazine.

Cocktails and Southern Fare

Grab a drink and sample delicious Southern cuisine.
Enjoy G&G Southern favorites from pimento cheese to Bloody Marys.

Fieldshop by Garden & Gun

Check out holiday favorites and signature items from Fieldshop by Garden & Gun.

Conversations with the Editors

Pull up a chair and listen as G&G editors talk with the South’s top tastemakers about the latest in Southern-made products, makers, and trends.

SESSION 1 | 9:00 AM12:00 PM

FOOD | 9:30 AM

Phillip Rhodes, executive managing editor, Garden & Gun

Asha Gomez, chef and cookbook author, My Two Souths

Vivian Howard, head chef and owner, Chef & The Farmer

CRAFTS | 10:15 AM

Elizabeth Hutchison, contributing editor, Garden & Gun

Susan Hable Smith + Katharine Hable Sweeney,

founders, Hable Construction

STYLE | 11:00 AM

Haskell Harris, style director, Garden & Gun

Stacy Smallwood, owner, Hampden

Laura Vinroot Poole, owner, Capitol


SESSION 2 | 1:00 PM4:00 PM

DRINK | 1:30 PM

Amanda Heckert, deputy editor, Garden & Gun

Miles Macquarrie, co-owner and beverage director,

Kimball House

Brooks Reitz, ownerLeons Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop, Little Jacks Tavern, Melfis, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.


David DiBenedetto, senior vice president & editor in chief, Garden & Gun

Radcliff Menge, founder, Tom Beckbe

HOME | 3:00 PM

Haskell Harris, style director, Garden & Gun

Bobby McAlpine, founderMcALPINE

Jon Carloftis, designer, Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens


Cigar Factory Pop-Ups

Meet more Southern makers at nearby retail partners in the Cigar Factory. Please see below for a list of our partner pop-ups. No ticket necessary. 


Circle Seven at Garden & Gun

 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Join us below the Garden & Gun offices at the premier outfitter for all things sporting, Circle Sevenfor the Mississippi-made Wren & Ivy pop-up. Shop all of your fall sporting accessories, from duffle bags to game straps, while sampling the winner of our 2018 Garden & Gun Best Beer of the South, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery from Richmond, Virginia.


Fritz Porter

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

One of Charleston’s leading interior design resources, Fritz Porter, will feature a unique selection of 2012 Made in the South judges Katharine Hable Sweeney and Susan Hable Smith’s Hable Construction totes, textiles, pillows, and accessories.


Mercantile & Mash

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Grab a sweet treat and meet Charleston-based Grey Ghost Bakery founder Katherine Frankstone in the morning. Then in the afternoon,  Brian Noyes of Red Truck Bakery will be sampling cakes and signing and selling cookbooks while Nashville native Melissa Ann Barton, founder of Mod Squad Martha will be sampling the company’s dressings, marinades, and seasonings at Mercantile & Mash.

Grey Ghost Bakery | 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Red Truck Bakery | 12:30-4:00 PM

Mod Squad Martha | 12:30-4:00 PM


Barrelli Barber 

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Stop by Barrelli Barber to see the latest from Birmingham, Alabama’s Tom Beckbe. Shop all of your field essentials including durable jackets, vests, and bags, while sipping Jackson, Mississippi’s Cathead Vodka cocktails presented by Bar Mash.

In partnership with Volvo Car USA.

Official water for the weekend is
Mountain Valley Spring Water.

To see full Made in the South Weekend details, visit here.