We attended the Commercial/ Industrial Expo this weekend in Spanish Lookout. It was lovely! This was our first time to Spanish Lookout and the area is so picturesque with its rolling hills and green pastures. Neat as a pin and pretty as a picture. I was floored by the efficiency of the Expo’s operation- ample, designated and delineated parking! Plenty of clean, operational toilets! A dang map outlining all the participants and their booth’s locations within the fairgrounds! This, clearly, was not their first rodeo and things seemed to run like a well-oiled machine. I’m so happy we made the trek and attended; I’ll be saving the date for next year’s Expo.
My phone has been out of commission so Phil was the photographer for this event. As you can see, the story he wants to tell about the Expo is: there’s an overabundance of deliciously tempting home-made treats. Every time I looked back at him, he was snapping photos of the cakes, pies, and cookies I hadn’t paused to purchase him.
In addition to the great food on offer, people are drawn to the Expo for discounts on industrial, home, and agriculture supplies. We ran in to one neighbor who had gone singularly to save 30% on some air conditioning units he was going to purchase for his new home anyway. Another friend checked in on the pre-fab hardwood house he was having made locally up there and to shop some appliances for it. We scored some great deal on planter pots and septic aid enzymes. (shopping sprees hit different in middle age)
Though it is advertised as a commercial/ industrial expo, we found the event to be big fun for the whole family. In fact, Mitch had such a great time he says he wants to LIVE in Spanish Lookout! The expo had loads of children activities; multiple play areas, horseback and buggy rides, speedboats, face painting, and a tractor-pulled train.
Highlights (for me at least) of the expo: the steak strips at the Rienland Meats food stall, the fresh and hot donuts being made at the main entrance, and the Quality Poultry prize wheel where Phil won a fantastically sturdy and large umbrella.