The distilled beverage boom in Charleston will be the focus of a November event that’s bellying up for another round.

The retailer Bottles announced its second annual Lowcountry Hoedown set for Nov. 9 at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed at 375 Meeting St. It’s a showcase of more than 30 regional bourbon and moonshine distilleries, including local pioneer Firefly.

The festival is from 7 to 11 p.m. and attendees must be 21. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $50 at Bottles, 610 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, or at the door for $65.

Southern cuisine is another major component of the festival, and local food vendors such as Smoky Oak Taproom, Swig and Swine and The Barbeque Joint will offer samples of their cuisine.

Attendees can vote for their favorite food and beverages.

Also, bluegrass bands The Barefoot Movement and Seven Handle Circus will perform. Other activities include a mechanical bull, a photo booth and a cowboy hat toss.

Mothers merchandise

The biannual Mount Pleasant Mom-to-Mom consignment sale is set for Saturday at the National Guard Armory at 245 Mathis Ferry Road.

Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. The event reopens from noon to 1:30 p.m. for the half-price sale.

The sale serves as the biggest fundraiser for Moms Offering Moms Support Clubs in Mount Pleasant. All of the profits go to Pattison’s Academy, a school designed to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities.

Look for toys, books, fall and winter clothing, baby equipment, bedding, furniture and other items from more than 100 consignors and vendors. Credit cards are accepted. Admission is $1. Bring a basket or bin to carry items. For more, go to

Bus shop

Clothes on a Bus, the first local retailer to tap into the mobile business trend, will have its first sale Saturday in South Windermere Shopping Center. Nannette Williams and husband George Williams transformed the inside of an old school bus into a women’s consignment shop, complete with hanging racks and a dressing room. It will be open noon-4 p.m. and will open amid the shopping center’s Earth Fare-sponsored block party.

Pet project

Mount Pleasant will see a new pet service facility soon in Seaside Farms. Animal Antics at 1964 Riviera Drive, Suite J, will hold a grand opening Friday and Saturday.

The business’s mission is to promote a holistic approach to pet health through organic and eco-friendly pet foods and products, full-service grooming for dogs and cats, obedience basics and alternative medical treatments.

During the grand opening, visitors can register for free giveaways, receive free treat samples with a purchase, and get discounts. Diana Nichols Pappert is the founder.

Saddle up

Edie Hopper and Debbie Lawrence took a ride down memory lane and decided to open a full-service boarding stable where the two sisters rode horses growing up in Summerville. “I thought it would be nice to open it back up and allow people to come and board there horses there again,” Hopper said.

Serenity Pastures at 710 Central Ave. will hold a grand opening Saturday, including a barbecue, local vendors and pony rides. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and attendance is free.

New moon

The new Palmetto Moon in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre has opened for business. The store moved from its original location to a larger space at 1632 Palmetto Grand Drive, next to Belk’s main entrance.

Contact Abigail Darlington at 937-5906 or