The growing demand to support local businesses was on display Saturday in St. Petersburg with the return of Shopapalooza, a festival of indie businesses, artists, food halls and breweries. More than 350vendors lined up along more than 11 acres of Vinoy Park the weekend after Thanksgiving.
The festival, hosted by small business advocates LocalShops1, began in 2010 and is co-sponsoredby the city. It featured home decor, jewelry, clothing, beauty products, vintage items, pet goods, books and candles. There were also four food halls made up of about 40 vendors representing local restaurants, bakeries and food trucks.
The free public event continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 701 Bayshore Drive NE.
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