Annual Virginia State Park gift show set

An annual trade show for gift and souvenir buyers is scheduled at the Wytheville Meeting Center, March 19 and 20.This event connects wholesale vendors with gift shop buyers under one roof for two days. Buyers can register in advance or at the door. There is no charge for buyers to attend.

The Virginia State Parks Gift Show is open to buyers from parks, museums, attractions, hospital gift shops, wineries, and any other retail shop managers and buyers looking for new souvenir or gift ideas for their resale inventory. The show features items ranging from apparel and souvenirs to custom products, plush, jewelry and much more.

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 20. The venue includes opportunities for buyers and vendors to network as well as one-on-one appointments and merchandising opportunities.

The show will have 50 booths representing about 85 product lines.The event is held in the main exhibit hall and meeting room 3 of the Wytheville Meeting Center in Wytheville. The center is near the Interstate 77 and Interstate 81 junction and sits adjacent to the Wytheville Community College. Buyers may register as walk-ins either day of the show.

For more information about the Virginia Gift Show, a vendors list or buyer’s registration form, contact Ann Henderson at Virginia State Parks, 804-371-2595, ann.henderson@dcr.virginia.gov. Buyers can also register online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/other/sp-buyer-registration.shtml or at the gift show.

 

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