The fifth annual expo featuring bridal and special event planning services will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Ogdensburg International Airport, 5840 state Route 812.
This year’s event, “Redisovering Your Backyard: Special Day Expo,” will again feature a fashion show and the popular cake dive for brides to be.
“We are again teaming up with the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, but we will hold this event at a wonderful new venue, the recently opened Ogdensburg airport terminal. I think the airport is an ideal spot for this event, and I’m excited about this new opportunity,” Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne said.
“The airport has become a destination for thousands of folks from the North Country that use the facility to travel to and from Ogdensburg to Florida. I’m pleased this event will also help draw people to the area and see the steps the OBPA has taken to make the airport an important option for travelers on both sides of the border,” she added.
She noted the event started out as a bridal expo and that remains an important part of the day, but it has expanded in recent years to better meet the needs of local businesses and North Country residents.
“The Special Day Expo provides an opportunity for residents to discover products and services that are available in their own backyards. “It’s a great opportunity to find matches between local businesses and residents planning events,” Assemblywoman Jenne said.
“I’m pleased we are able to move this event back to its original February date this year and love will be in the air with the show taking place a few days after Valentine’s Day,” she pointed out.
In addition to vendors that can focus on wedding day plans, there will also be businesses and artisans that can help with plans for proms, graduation parties, class reunions, anniversary parties, baby showers and birthday parties.Gifts for these types of events will also be on sale.
Efforts are currently underway to secure vendors for the event. Please call before reserving your booth to learn about the new location and booth dimensions.
For more information or to reserve a booth, email [email protected] or call 315-386-2037. The fee is $30 for the 8 x 8 booths, $25 for the 6 x 8 booths and 4 x 8 booths, Early registration is encouraged due to space limitations, and space will be booked when the application and fee have been received. The deadline for applications – if space remains available – will be Feb. 15.
Proceeds from the event will be split by the Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club and the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club. These organizations provide volunteer support for the expo.