Expo ready for Saturday crowds at Milford’s Hampshire Dome

MILFORD – There’s something for everyone at the Southern New Hampshire Expo this year. And this year, it’s happening on a day when nearly everyone can go.

The Expo is this Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Hampshire Dome, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

After many years of holding the event on Thursdays, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce decided to move it to a Saturday so that more people could attend what has become New Hampshire’s largest business exposition, attracting about 3,500 people last year.

That record is expected to be broken at this year’s event.

There will be 174 vendors in 200 booths, including several food and restaurant booths, which will be serving up samples.

For children there will be a Kidz Zone, offering a bounce house, face painting and many other activities.

After the serious accident at a Nashua bounce house last weekend, parents will be glad to know that the Expo’s bounce house will be inside, tethered and inspected for safety by the Milford Fire Department and town building inspectors, said Chamber Director Tracy Hutchins.

Throughout the day, there also will be entertainment performed by the Mad Scientist, the Riverbend Youth Theater, the West Street Beat and Rhythmic Revolutions.

Vouli Dance of Amherst will perform “The Nutcracker.”

A fashion show at 11:30 a.m. will feature clothes and accessories from Pastiche Boutique in Milford, Saks Off 5th from the Merrimack Outlets and Darlene’s Boutique in Salzburg Square in Amherst.

Coordinated by the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Expo is sponsored by the Bank of New Hampshire, The Cabinet Press, Charles Schwab, Crotched Mountain Ski Resort and the Triangle Credit Union.

For more information call 673-4360 or visit www.southernnhexpo.com.