JUBILEE hosts a spirited group of artisans, designers, chefs, musicians, sportsmen, writers, and artists. For the fifth year in a row, we’re excited to present our roundup of JUBILEE participants.
Ann Ladson Stafford handcrafts metal vessels, utensils, jewelry, and hardware, artfully applying traditional, time-honored techniques to an intuitive design process. Stafford, a 2014 Made in the South Award recipient, will showcase her craft and wares in the JUBILEE Village.
Blackberry Farm’s sommelier and beverage director, Andy Chabot, brings his extensive knowledge of wine to JUBILEE. Saturday night, Chabot will pair wines to complement each course of Dinner with Great Friends inside G&G’s office, hosted by Mary Celeste Beall, proprietor of Blackberry Farm.
(photo by Beall + Thomas)
Arzberger Stationers of Charlotte, North Carolina, will be showcasing fine papers from across the globe, discussing the traditional engraving process and what makes a proper stationery wardrobe, as well as taking custom stationery orders.
Allan Benton brings his famed bacon, prosciutto, and slow-cured hams to JUBILEE and will serve samples throughout the weekend. Benton will have select quantities of his twenty-four-month aged hams available for purchase.
Mark Phoenix of Big Daddy’s Pork Skins makes the freshest pork skins in Charleston, South Carolina. Snack on pork skins with southern accoutrements or add them on top of a hotdog at the Truckstop.
Tennessee natives and brothers Chris and Kirk Bray will be custom monogramming and hand-stitching a variety of tasteful gift items for anyone in your family. Their unique leather goods become a part of their owner, evolving and molding with each passing day. Billykirk strives to craft each piece with care and quality that speaks for itself.
Blixt & Co. offers premier, traditional, driven pheasant and partridge shooting in the United States of America, and brings a long-held English tradition to the majestic American West. Blixt & Co. brings their expertise to JUBILEE and will educate guests on British Driven Game Shooting.
Brookings Anglers is a full-service fly shop, guide service, and lodge nestled in the quaint mountain community of Cashiers, North Carolina. Brookings will bring an assortment of gear to outfit any angler as well as offer on-site casting lessons.
Brooks Reitz of Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. brings his small batch cocktail mixers to JUBILEE and will be serving specialty cocktails in the JUBILEE Village.
Dennis Powell of Butter Pat Industries designs and hand-casts exceptional cast iron cookware. The smooth polished finish and lightweight cast iron makes for easy cleaning and improved handling that will last for generations. Created with a new casting method, Dennis’ cookware is truly one of a kind.
With new ideas always on tap, the soda jerks of Cannonborough Beverage Co. will be on hand to serve up their locally crafted and carbonated combinations of hand-pressed juices, fresh-picked herbs, and fruits at the peak of ripeness.
Susan Carson, the designer behind Carson & Co., was the overall winner in the style category for our 2016 Made in the South Awards. Susan’s line of decorative textiles originate from 18th and 19th-century botanical prints she began buying over twenty years ago. You’ll find her chic silk scarves, tea-length skirts, and more in the JUBILEE Village.
Executive chef Cassidee Dabney of the acclaimed Blackberry Farm will bring renowned cuisine to JUBILEE. Saturday evening, Dabney will prepare adventurous courses alongside chef Mike Lata for Dinner with Great Friends, hosted by Blackberry Farm’s proprietor, Mary Celeste Beall and G&G editor in chief Dave DiBenedetto.
(photo by Beall + Thomas)
Will Pace and his team will showcase some of the most distinguished sporting lifestyle brands for all to peruse. Pace’s venerable sport shop, Circle Seven, anchored in Madison, Mississippi has now opened a second location in Charleston, South Carolina connected to the G&G office.
Chris Batha, internationally known shooting instructor and gun fitter, is one of the most sought-after shooting coaches in the world, and brings his thirty years of expertise to JUBILEE. Guests have the opportunity to spend the day with Batha at the British Driven Game Shooting Academy.
With its relentless pursuit of coffee perfection and commitment to cutting-edge coffee education, Counter Culture Coffee will offer complimentary pour overs and a shot a coffee tutelage throughout JUBILEE.
An avid outdoorsman, Mike Bertelson left his lobbyist career in D.C. to pursue his passion for entertaining and the outdoors. Missing his childhood campfires, Mike founded Cowboy Cauldron to create sophisticated fire features that still feel comfortable and informal. Each fire feature is made from domestic steel and built to last a lifetime.
Founders Steef Schelke and Chris Olivier of Craft Catalyst help emerging food and beverage brands grow while staying true to their roots. Craft Catalyst will bring its special guests to JUBILEE to showcase up-and-coming culinary craftsmanship.
As the oldest family jewelry store in Charleston, Croghan’s will bring some of its handsome sporting-related finds as well as Mariana Hay’s famous Goldbug collection to JUBILEE. Everything from alligator belt buckles to vintage lockets and handcrafted jewelry will be on display in the JUBILEE Village.
John Dangerfield II of Dangerfield Calls offers handcrafted custom turkey calls for the discriminating hunter. He crafts a turkey call that not only is pleasing to the eye but mimics every note of the majestic wild turkey.
Look for G&G’s senior vice president and editor in chief Dave DiBenedetto throughout the weekend. He and the G&G team play host to much of the weekend’s activities including book signings, meet and greets, dinners and more.
Meet the Southern master at Circle Seven in downtown Charleston and learn about his passion for carpentry and wildlife. Pieces from McKoy’s collection will be available for purchase throughout the weekend at Circle Seven and within the Marketplace at Charles Towne Landing.
(photo by Brie Williams)
Notable Charleston cheesemongers Trudi Wagner and Patty Floersheimer will host the JUBILEE Diner throughout the weekend. Cheese and charcuterie platters, gourmet sandwiches, and wines will be available for purchase from their exceptional fromagerie.
Grouse Ridge Christmas Tree Farm was founded in 1976 by Sanford and Deborah Fishel. Sanford takes pride in growing the finest trees as well as caring for and conserving his farmland in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Preorder or pickup your perfect pine and wreath at JUBILEE.
Fullsteam Brewery will craft this year’s JUBILEE brew. The Durham, North Carolina–based brewery specializes in crafting distinctly Southern beer, brewing traditional, farm-focused, and wild-fermented beers with local ingredients.
Flood & Print is a Charleston-based custom screen printing and design studio. Owners Courtney Selby Isaac and Esti Agudelo will debut the first ever JUBILEE T-Shirt Shop offering attendees a unique opportunity to create their own JUBILEE gear through an interactive live-screen printing experience.
Happier Camper has handcrafted beautiful retro-inspired ultra-lightweight travel trailers with flexible layouts to fit your needs. Go camping, build a mobile business, or throw a party in style. Come hang out and enjoy a friendly atmosphere with Happier Camper at JUBILEE.
We conclude our Made in the South Weekend with the annual JUBILEE Finale Concert on Sunday afternoon. Retro folk-rock band Hiss Golden Messenger will perform songs from their new album Hallelujah Anyhow under the majestic Avenue of Oaks. This fun moment of great music and camaraderie is not to be missed!
Jane Pope Cooper is the designer and creative director behind Jane Pope Jewelry. After gaining a degree in fine jewelry design, she launched her first collection in 2001. Since then, Cooper’s jewelry has become known for its uniquely imperfect style and has been seen on the red carpet. Her fine metals and precious stones will be on display in the JUBILEE Village.
Local pit master Jimmy Hagood joins the festivities Sunday morning when he hosts the Sunday Social. Hagood will bring his award-winning BBQ for guests to enjoy, accompanied by a Bloody Mary bar featuring his special “Mr. Jimmie’s Pick-Me-Up” and pickled accoutrements.
Josh Raggio of Raggio Custom Calls will be onsite at Circle Seven at G&G during the JUBILEE weekend making and selling his one-of-a-kind duck calls. Be sure to stop by the store and see his Made in the South award-winning instrument and witness his incredible craftsmanship.
Join G&G contributing editor Julia Reed at Woolfe Street Playhouse to celebrate Steel Magnolias’ thirtieth anniversary. Playwright Robert Harling will join her onstage to discuss the untold story of one of the South’s most beloved hallmarks.
Bourbon connoisseur Julian Van Winkle III brings his highly sought-after Pappy for a limited private tasting event inside G&G’s office for a few lucky bourbon enthusiasts. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
(photo by Joe Pugliese)
James Beard award winning chef Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Balise brings the rich flavors of New Orleans to JUBILEE. Chef Devillier will prepare an elegant, multicourse menu Saturday night, paired with the sounds of legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band for an unforgettable evening celebrating 300 years of the Crescent City.
International tastemaker and Southern gal extraordinaire Laura Vinroot Poole will bring a collection of her favorite things from her renowned boutiques based in Charlotte, North Carolina—Capitol, Tabor, and Poole Shop.
An avid sportsman born in Sweden, Lars Magnusson was educated at one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious schools, West London Shooting School. He founded Blixt & Co. to bring authentic British Driven Game Shooting to America. During JUBILEE, he and Chris Batha will lead the British Driven Game Shooting Academy.
For over a hundred years, Leica Sport Optics has stood for maximum quality in binocular design. Leica will bring its excellent sport optics for the gadget-focused sports enthusiast to try out firsthand.
Savannah, Georgia-based award-winning author, chef, and tastemaker Libbie Summers joins G&G‘s Wayne Curtis to co-host the And a Bottle of Rum dinner on Friday and Saturday night. Summers will entertain guests and serve inspired dishes while Wayne pours rum cocktails inspired from his book, And a Bottle of Rum.
G&G Photography Director Maggie Brett Kennedy joins the JUBILEE festivities when she co-hosts the Leica Lecture and Leica Akademie with world class photographer, Peter Frank Edwards. Kennedy will share what it takes to create a cover worthy picture for G&G and share lifelong tips to improve guests’ photography.
Mariana “Mini” Hay is a fourth-generation associate of Croghan’s Jewel Box. Hay is the designer behind the chic Goldbug collection inspired by a familiar Charleston critter, the palmetto bug. Hay will have pieces from her collection available at JUBILEE.
Mary Celeste Beall, proprietor of Blackberry Farm, joins JUBILEE with her talented team, including executive chef Cassidee Dabney, sommelier Andy Chabot, and brewmaster Roy Milner.
(photo by Becky Fluke)
Mike Lata is the James Beard Award–winning chef/partner of FIG and The Ordinary restaurants. Saturday evening, join him alongside Blackberry Farm’s executive chef Cassidee Dabney when they prepare adventurous courses for Dinner with Great Friends, hosted by Blackberry Farm’s proprietor, Mary Celeste Beall.
Former president Obama says, “Red Truck Bakery makes some darn good pie.” It makes some pretty incredible cake too! Proprietor and baker in chief Brian Noyes will be driving the bakery’s namesake red truck from Virginia to serve up some tasty double-chocolate moonshine cake and other sweet treats.
Join playwright Robert Harling at Woolfe Street Playhouse to celebrate Steel Magnolias’ thirtieth anniversary. Longtime friend and G&G contributing editor Julia Reed will join him to discuss the untold story of one of the South’s most beloved hallmarks.
(photo by Rush Jagoe)
Featured in the premier issue of G&G, master fly-rod craftsman Bill Oyster will share the art and beauty of building, hand engraving, and casting your own bamboo masterpiece.
With more than twenty years in the craft brewing industry, Roy Milner of Blackberry Farm Brewery brings his expertise and passion for beer to JUBILEE. Stop by the G&G Sport Shop to taste Blackberry Farm’s Saison beer and learn about its brewing process.
(photo by Beall + Thomas)
Charleston-based Seaborn Oyster Co. will be shucking its hand-harvested wild oysters in the G&G Sport Shop throughout the weekend. Taste the bounty of Charleston’s harbor and meet the oysterman himself, Cyrus Buffum.
(photo by Landon Neil Phillips)
The Shelter Collection is a line of hand blown glassware and hand made ceramics designed to feel personal and warm in your home. Intrigued by creating functional works of art, Erin Reitz moved to Charleston, South Carolina to focus on making goods for the home and created The Shelter Collection in 2016. Find Erin’s hand made wares in the JUBILEE Village.
Atlanta’s design duo brings a taste of their award-winning shops to JUBILEE. Shop their classic essentials, seasonal holiday gifts, plus made-to-measure shirts and suits. Sid & Ann will also be on-hand to help with gift-giving, style advice and to occasionally man the turntable.
(photo by Will & Susan Brinson)
Charleston, South Carolina–based floral and event design team SYG Designs, led by Sara York Grimshaw, will outfit the Farmshed with all things lush and green, from terraria to trees.
Perri Stilp is the founder of a Charleston-based hands-on enrichment program for children, Camp Perri. Affectionately known as “Perri Poppins,” Perri joins JUBILEE to host Pop-Pop, a children’s-inspired environment perfectly suited for the holidays.
World class photographer Peter Frank Edwards joins the JUBILEE festivities when he co-hosts the Leica Lecture and Leica Akademie with G&G‘s Photography Director, Maggie Kennedy. Peter will share what it takes to create a cover worthy picture for G&G and share lifelong tips to improve guests’ photography.
As the oldest and largest firm of its kind, Portraits, Inc. represents today’s foremost portrait artists offering an assortment of styles, mediums, and prices. Charleston associate Ellie Tiller will be on site displaying a variety of portrait samples to help you find an artist that suits your style and budget.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band has epitomized the inimitable sounds and spirit of New Orleans for more than 50 years. Experience a live performance by this legendary ensemble Saturday evening at One Night With NOLA: Dinner & A Show.
Greenville, South Carolina–based shop We Took to the Woods will bring a curated assortment of vintage finds such as hunting jackets and boots, flasks, tartan blankets, and handcrafted candles to JUBILEE.
Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels will bring his G&G cover dogs and world-renowned training skills to demonstrate his techniques for adventure, upland wing shooting, and shed hunting. These disciplined and charming dogs are not to be missed.
Rum connoisseur Wayne Curtis will co-host the And a Bottle of Rum dinner on Friday and Saturday night with award-winning author, chef, and tastemaker Libbie Summers. Wayne will share the entertaining history of rum’s evolution while guests sip on cocktails inspired from his book, And a Bottle of Rum.
Mark and Terri Ryerson make some darn good hotdogs. Enjoy complimentary hotdogs with all the fixings throughout the weekend.
B.C. Rogers III of Wren & Ivy brings exceptional gear for waterfowl and upland game hunting to JUBILEE. Founded from the love of the field and rooted in the traditions and ethics of the sporting lifestyle, Wren & Ivy hosts an assortment of classic field styles designed with modern functionality for the sporting enthusiast.