Think Local First Expo to be Held

RHINEBECK – From Tuesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its Think Local First Consumer Expo at the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck.  Vendors will have the opportunity to have a booth for one day or up to three days. Registrations will be accepted through July 1.

The expo provides small businesses an affordable way to promote their services in one of the fair’s heavily trafficked pavilions. CareMount Medical, K1 Speed, and The Arc of Dutchess proudly sponsor the Think Local First Consumer Expo. The Poughkeepsie Journal is the Media Sponsor.

Booth rentals are available and Set-up at the expo will be from 6-9 a.m., and booths must be staffed from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day. At least two people are recommended to oversee the booths. Booths cannot be left unattended at any time, and booth areas must be clean when vacated. Vendors can sell at the expo, take orders and offer samples of two ounces or less. Only pre-packaged food can be sold; no prepared food distribution is allowed.

Booth prices include four daily vendor-only passes, a booth, table, two chairs and one electrical outlet. Tablecloths and lighting are not provided; exhibitors are advised to provide their own lighting.

Additional vendor-only fair passes are available with a limit of two tickets.

Exhibitors will be listed on the Think Local First Consumer Expo website with links to their company websites. For more details, visit

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