Attendance at this year’s West Kootenay Trade Show was even higher than last year.

West Kootenay Trade Show attracts big crowds

The West Kootenay Trade Show took place over the weekend and had a bigger attendance than ever.



The West Kootenay Trade Show took place over the weekend and had a bigger attendance than ever.

Over 90 vendors exhibited at the show, hosted by the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, giving West Kootenay residents a chance to learn more about their services and wears. The number of vendors was up from the year before, and there were a lot more outdoor vendors, giving the increased number of attendees even more to explore.

“We had an increase for sure in numbers this year. Sunday last year was a little bit quieter and it was just absolutely packed today, and Saturday we were way over our limit,” said Tammy Verigin-Burk, executive director of the chamber. “We had the same amount of people on this Friday and Saturday that we had for the whole entire show last year.”

One vendor told Verigin-Burk that she’s made over $25,000 in sales over the weekend.

Vendors not only had the opportunity to meet loads of potential customers, but also had a chance to meet each other at a vendors wine and cheese on Friday night. The event was supported by the City of Castlegar.