Mike Allison, president of the Stewiacke and Area Community and Business Association (SACBA), said the event was postponed from February thanks to Mother Nature.
“We decided to wait until the end of April to host it, so hopefully we wouldn’t have to cancel it again because of snow,” said Allison. “The purpose of the expo is to get home businesses and small businesses out there, and to get the community to support them and get to know them.
“The general population doesn’t know many of these businesses, especially home-based businesses, exist.”
From 4 to 8 p.m. on April 29, more than 40 businesses and organizations from Stewiacke and surrounding areas will be on display at the Stewiacke Community Centre. Businesses will range from those single-person businesses selling online, to Stewiacke Home Hardware.
“This is also SACBA’s way of supporting local businesses, as well as advertising ourselves to the area,” Allison said.
The expo will see two demonstrations, with one confirmed at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. The second, however, has yet to be determined.
There will be door prizes to the event, and Foodland and Tim Hortons have supplied refreshments.
Stewiacke Home Hardware and the Town of Stewiacke are sponsoring the event.
While there is limited space for businesses, Allison said there may be room for another couple of interested parties. Those wishing to display their business can email Heather Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on SACBA can be found online at www.facebook.com/Stewiackeandareacommunityandbusiness.