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WILMA Expo:  for people to manufacture items in Catt. Co.

WILMA, We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans, is a three-day event that will start at with a kick-off symposium on Friday, October 18th then the two-day expo event will run on Saturday, October 19th 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, October 20th 11 AM – 5 PM in the Corporate Building on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley, NY.  The family oriented, expo event is scheduled to include items handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by our local artisans and manufacturers.  The event is intended to showcase all the items actually made here in the County and to promote buying local, just in time for the holiday shopping season.  Special activities are being planned for the children in the family.  There is no rain date for this event, it will be held rain or shine since it is being held indoors.

The Department is seeking family friendly manufacturers and artisans that will set up to display and sell their wares during the two-day expo.  It is desired to have a variety of vendors represented during the event.  Tables are on a first come first serve basis, and pre-registration is required.  An early-bird registration rate is being offered for those registering by July 31st, and registration closed on September 15th.   Space is limited, so register early.

If you are interested in joining the event, please contact Lenora Leasure at 716-938-2311, email at for further information, registration fees and requirements, or a vendor application.