|4th Annual Wilson Living Magazine Holiday Expo|
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Shop Wilson County at the 4th Annual Wilson Living Magazine Holiday Expo!
By DONNA NEELY
For the second year in a row, Wilson Living Magazine’s Holiday Expo has been expanded to three days. Starting on Friday, November 16th with our Pre Opening Gala from 5-9pm and continuing Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th.
Once again, the Holiday Expo will be held at the Historic Mill at Lebanon. “The venue is perfect for us,” notes Becky Andrews, who coordinates the event. “The Mill offers great space so that our vendors can really spread out and showcase their great products. We take over two of the largest rooms of the Mill and their staff is wonderful to work with.”
This year more than 100 vendors are expected to participate starting Friday evening with a Pre-Gala ticketed event. “The reason we started the Expo was to give back to our community, which has supported Wilson Living Magazine from the very beginning. And also because….Angel and I love to shop!! The magazine has allowed us the opportunity to meet so many people who make or sell some really wonderful products. Many of these people don’t have storefronts and so, what better place for them to showcase their products than at a local expo. And what better place for us all, to keep our dollars local and shop Wilson County!”
“Our goal is to always keep Saturday and Sunday free to the public. Because our pre opening gala was such a huge sucess last year, we decided to bring it back this year. The Pre-Gala is a ticketed event for those who want a sneak peak the night before. The doors will be open from 5-9pm on Friday night for those who buy tickets. So if you want to beat the crowds and get first dibs at all the great products, you won't want to miss the gala! Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. You can purchase your ticket at www.wilsonlivingexpo.com, The Wilson Post or the main branch of Wilson Bank and Trust.”
Additionally, Santa will be on hand both Friday and Saturday for photos with the kids.
As always the event will have vendors of all types selling all sorts of products. From holiday gifts, art, clothing, coffees, cookies, gourmet baskets, purses, books, monogrammed products, Scentsy, jewelry, stationary, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, make-up and beauty products – every type of product can be found at the Holiday Expo. The hours remain 11-8 on Saturday and 12-6 on Sunday. There is no fee at the door on Saturday and Sunday and parking is also free. Additional parking will be in place this year, to accommodate all the people that are expected to attend.
“Quite a bit of work goes into putting on this event but when we walk in and all the Christmas lights are twinkling, the Christmas music is playing and all the booths are decked out with great products, we are just amazed! There is absolutely no reason to go anywhere else for your holiday shopping!”
BOOTH SPACE IS ALMOST GONE! Do not hesitate to reserve your space before it's too late. Call Becky Andrews at 969-6751
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Tickets for the Pre-Gala event will be available for purchase beginning in September at area Wilson Bank and Trust locations and www.wilsonlivingexpo.com
Tickets for the Breakfast with Santa will go on sale soon. For all the latest information go to www.wilsonlivingexpo.com or for a copy of the 2012 Vendor Contract click here