Trade fairs can be found in just about every small town across our province and they provide the opportunity for local businesses to showcase their wares and engage with potential customers. Many towns like ours have talented artists, bakers, and representatives from many direct sales companies and these events can be a real source of revenues for them. Most tradeshows in our area also serve lunch, and these meals are a fundraising opportunity for local groups.
Basically, these types of events are good for small communities like ours as they bring revenue into the town. This impacts the vendors at the trade fair as well as local businesses that are visited by those attending the trade fair in the school. In our town, this can been additional revenue for the Co-op store and the bar – the two businesses that are open on Saturdays.
Today, Conquest had their fall trade fair and it was a good success. The attendance was good with many people checking out the many tables booked by local vendors. Held inside the school, it was the perfect way to start off the weekend.
Lunch was hosted by the CCIA (Conquest Community Improvement Association), and guests had their choice of soup, sandwich and dessert all for less than ten dollars.
A big thank you to all of the volunteers that made it happen and all of the vendors who rented tables – without you, today’s trade fair would not have been a success.