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Trade shows offers plenty for weekend

April 27, 2012

Tack another thing to do on your list this weekend. Dee's Trade Show is returning to the Howard County Fairbarn Saturday and Sunday. Doors will open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday.

“There will once again be unique items as well as homemade items,” Denise McComb, co-founder of Dee's Trade Show, said.

Vendors will be coming from Dallas, Plainview, New Mexico and surrounding areas. The show will include 39 vendors with several returning from previous shows. New booths — there are 11 of them — include Queens of the Dude Ranch, Custom Woodworks Plus, It Works (Body Wraps), Wild West Soda and more. Some returning vendors include Ida's Jewelry and Purses, Linda's Doggie Doodles, Kelly Rae's Kreations and Wind Song Gifts.

One of the biggest attractions, according to McComb, will be Texas Rockers and More as well as Pop's Kettle Corn.

“This show seems to just keep getting bigger,” McComb said. “We love our vendors, which is one of the reasons we continue to do this and one of the reasons we started all this.”

With several of the vendors coming in from out of town another added bonus is the stimulation to the economy. As McCombs said, while in town the vendors and those coming in from out of town for the show will be spending money at local restaurants, hotels and shops throughout the community.

“This show is one of the ways we can meet new people and in the process it gives the people of Big Spring something to do,” McCombs said.

Saturday, KBYG will be conducting a live remote from 10 a.m. until noon with several giveaways throughout. One of those will include Trade Show Bucks, which can be used at any of the booths at the show. Sunday, more Trade Show Bucks will be given away at random intervals.

“This is sure to be lots of fun once again,” McCombs said. “However, this will be the last show at the fairbarn. The next show we will be changing location and trying something new.”

The next show is scheduled for Oct. 6-7 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. Booths will be $80 for a 10x10 space and include electricity and table.

“This building is so much bigger, but due to the availability I was unable to keep the November date so we moved it up a month,” McCombs said.

Admission to the weekend show is free.

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