Spring Expo spreads out at fairgrounds

Annual event is March 3

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This year’s Wilson Spring Expo is making a move across town.

The annual event will be held at the Wilson County Fairground on U.S. 301 on Saturday, March 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Area businesses will show what they have to offer as far as goods and services, said Rebecca Tew, Wilson Chamber of Commerce membership services manager. The new location is much more spacious, leaving plenty of room to accommodate more vendors, she said. In fact there are 30 more exhibit spaces this year compared to previous years at the Recreation Center. There will also be plenty of room for parking.

The 100 exhibit spaces will be spread out in three buildings, with more room outside.

The expo will feature a wide variety of businesses and services from Spa at 1010 Nash and Performance Heating and Cooling, to Greenlight Community Broadband and Wilson Medical Center — featuring health, wellness and nutrition.

This year’s featured landscaper is Great Gardens Nursery and Landscaping, Tew said. Supporting outdoor businesses will also be represented.

In addition to business vendors, there will be a Kidville with fun for the little ones thanks to Shan Sound Entertainment, Brick Scholars, Land of Learning, Pelican’s Snowballs, City of Wilson Touch a Truck, A Cupcake Dream, playhouses by Leonard Buildings, Wilson County Solid Waste coloring contest and Auto Body of Wilson. Barton clay artist Mark Gordon will also be there working with children on the pottery wheel. And Abram’s Amusements will offers rides for a small fee.

Plan to eat at the expo at food trucks Chick-fil-A, Everett’s Concessions, Taste of Texas and Scoopy Dippy Doo — with homemade ice cream.

There will be plenty of room outside for some special feature exhibitors including Amateur Radio Association, Duplin Winery, Lee Motor Group and Wilson first responders — Wilson County Emergency Management, Wilson Police Department and the Wilson Sheriff’s Office.

All visitors to Spring Expo will receive a punch card. While walking through the exhibits, visitors stop at 10 specific places to get their card punched. Once all 10 spots are punched, the card can be turned in for the chance to win a prize.

There is no admission charge for the expo.