2023 STAYCATION EXPO
Devonshire Mall, Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON, Canada
April 28, 2023
We’re kicking off the 2023 tourism season with the return of STAYCATION EXPO in partnership with Devonshire Mall.
This is your chance as a local artisan or maker to interact with local residents and visitors alike to show them all of the great things to see and do in our region.
Join us at the Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Annual Staycation Expo coming to Devonshire Mall:
- Friday April 28th, 2023 from 10:00am – 8:00pm
- Saturday April 29th, 2023 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Register early to receive your space. Space is limited and first-come first-served. A $100 + HST fee is required in advance of the show in order to exhibit.
We thank Devonshire Mall for this tremendous partnership and opportunity again this year. As always, they are putting a lot of effort into publicizing this event and it is expected to be well-attended.
REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH THURSDAY March 30th, 2023
This year we are introducing several new elements to create engagement with all vendors, and drive further traffic to the mall. These include:
- Engagement zones in like-minded categories, like outdoor adventure, entertainment & more
- A passport program to explore each zoned area in the mall for the chance to win $$$$
- Complimentary wine tastings in partnership with our EPIC Wineries and the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario as well as brewery and distillery tastings from our Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail partners all weekend, located in the centre of the route to increase traffic
This year we will also feature an enhanced marketing campaign to drive traffic and attention to the Staycation Expo, including:
- Radio buy on Mix 96.7 including a live remote on Friday
- Door decals inside Devonshire Mall
- Electronic billboard on Howard Avenue by Devonshire Mall
- Devonshire Mall & Tourism Windsor Essex email blast(s)
- Devonshire Mall & Tourism Windsor Essex social media campaigns
- WindsoriteDOTca marketing campaign
- Post Media & Windsor Star campaign
- Promoted social media posts on all platforms
- Exposure on devonerhismall.com and visitwindsoressex.com
In addition, on Thursday April 27th at approximately 10:30am Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island will host a media event to launch our 2023/2024 Official Visitor Guide to gain media presence for the expo.
SETUP DETAILS, TIPS & OPTIONS
- Put together an attractive display that will convey the essence of what you have to offer
- We encourage you to utilize free samples/giveaways as part of your display
- A table and chair will be provided complimentary, if requested
- Limited power is available and not guaranteed
- Be available to staff your display Friday from 9:30am – 8:00pm & Saturday from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm *staffing booth for the duration of the event is mandatory
- Setup time: Friday April 28th from 8:00 am – 9:45 am
- Tear down: Saturday April 29th at 6:00pm