Still room for trade show vendors


Time is running out for vendors to book a spot for the 2011 Ponoka Trade Fair.

The trade fair, a salute to the 75th anniversary of the Ponoka Stampede, is April 8 from 3 to 9 p.m. and April 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex.

This year’s trade show promises to be an exciting event with lots of wild west action added for local color and entertainment.

“We do have a number of booths left,” said Lana Johnson, executive director of the Ponoka Chamber of Commerce.

“It will be a fun event and it is a great way for people to meet clients. We usually have between 5,000 and 6,000 people attend.”

She said there is the potential for more than a hundred vendors to participate.

The trade show gives vendors from a variety of businesses to showcase their products.

This year Ponoka Ford will be included in the trade fair’s line-up as well as home-based businesses, a landscaping business, Jorgenson Homes and many more.

Vendors come from all over Alberta and this year a business from British Columbia, BC Messenger Toys, is also participating.

As well as offering vendors a chance to showcase their wares to a large and diverse crowd, Ponoka’s 2011 trade show will offer a potpourri of entertainment, with a wild west theme.

Roping demonstrations, rodeo clowns and a mechanical bull ride will all be part of the exciting scenario.

A petting zoo and face painting will also be offered to ensure the young ones in the family are kept well entertained.

A farmer’s market, local live entertainment and lots of door prizes, including tickets to Las Vegas are other great drawing cards for this year’s event.

To register for the chamber of commerce’s 2011 trade show go to or contact the chamber at 403-783-3888.

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