Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo
The Didsbury Art, Travel and Trade Expo broke records Saturday when 2,500 people came through the doors. “Saturday we had the busiest times we’ve ever had,” said Deana Campbell, office manager for the Didsbury and District Chamber of Commerce. “Sunday slowed down a little bit but overall it was a successful weekend.” The show hosted in total 3,500 people from Didsbury and area out to see the 165 booths set up and entertainment offered. She said the feedback was positive from both exhibitors and viewers. “I think the fiddlers were a great success again. The room was jam-packed every time I went in there,” she said of the Tanas stage that hosted the Fiddler’s Jamboree Sunday afternoon. “This is one of the best shows around,” said Lola Hunford, who drove down from Innisfail Sunday to check out the exhibits. “It’s much larger than the one in Innisfail … it’s a great way to see what’s happening in the area,” she said. Kerri Tisdale, with Grandma’s Attic, came down from Red Deer to set up a booth for the first time. “I used to live in Carstairs so I came out this year to let my old clients know I’m still doing this. … I’ve been to a lot of trade shows around Alberta and I really like this one — it’s really well lit and there’s a lot of room for people to move around.” Tisdale said she heard about the Expo online and plans to return next year. “I think the Scouts walking around selling coffee was a really nice touch,” she said.