The Airdrie Home and Lifestyle Show may be a longtime staple in the community, but it is anything but boring.
The 41st show will be held at Genesis Place on April 28-29, 2018 and will feature more than 200 exhibitors.
But this year’s family-friendly event also has some new and returning attractions sure to appeal to a wide variety of Airdrians, says Ashley Frame, membership services and event manager at the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the event.
“We are trying to make sure we are keeping the event fresh and new by adding new exhibits this year,” says Frame.
“We are also hoping to bring back a sense of community by having attendees and exhibitors engage with one another.”
To that end, attendees can take part in some fun activities, such as a non-traditional form of bingo, which will require them to interact with exhibitors for the chance to enter a draw.
There will also be a free money tunnel with Show Bucks, which can be spent at the event, up for grabs.
Other attractions include the events stage featuring great local talent, two food trucks, food vendors, a free photo booth and a fashion show organized by The Store Upstairs.
Attendees can also expect to see a presentation by local animal rescue organization EJ Rescue Canada, complete with a visit from some cute adoptable animals.
Frame is excited about this year’s event. “I think these new attractions bring a little more spunk and excitement back to the show.”
She encourages everyone to attend to learn more about the products and services available in Airdrie.
“There are so many great businesses in the show, and it’s important to support them,” says Frame.
Admission to the event is $5. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 28 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29.