Bay Expo is accepting registrations for area businesses, crafters and not-for-profits to participate in this year’s Expo, taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 9 at the Estabrooks Community Hall in Lewis Lake.
Carl Breckenridge, who co-chairs the event’s organizing committee with Patrick Charlton, said, “We have volunteers calling on area businesses, but many home-based businesses and crafters have historically reached out to us to register.” Breckenridge adds that exhibit and vendor space sold out last year, “so those interested in participating may want to get in touch soon.”
Changes for this year’s Expo that will be of interest to exhibitors include wider aisles, improved table space and increased social media.
Bay Expo, which has been held annually since 2014, is put on by the Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay. The event showcases services, products and programs offered in the Bay area, and includes exhibits from service providers and not-for-profits, as well as items for sale by local businesses and crafters. Bay Expo attracts visitors of all ages, and last year Breckenridge says over 500 community members came through the door.
The event also includes a flea market, used book sale, children’s activities and snacks, as well as a silent auction. Breckenridge notes that local businesses have been generous in supporting the silent auction. Businesses donating items to the silent auction will be acknowledged in signage beside each item. Breckenridge says “tabletop items are preferred, as these can be better displayed and are popular with bidders.”