Vendors Sought For WILMA

LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development is in preparations for the second annual WILMA buy local event being held Oct. 25-26 in the Corporate Building on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley.

WILMA, We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans, is a two-day event that will run on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The family-oriented expo event is scheduled to include items handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by local artisans and manufacturers. The event is intended to showcase all the items made in the county and to promote buying local, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Special activities are being planned for the children in the family. There is no rain date for this event; it will be held rain or shine since it is being held indoors.

The department is seeking family-friendly manufacturers and artisans that will set up to display and sell their wares during the two-day expo. It is desired to have a variety of vendors represented during the event. Tables are on a first-come first-serve basis, and pre-registration is required.

An early-bird registration rate is being offered for those registering by Aug. 1. Space is limited. If you are interested in joining the event, contact Deb Miller at 938-2318, email at for further information, registration fees and requirements, or a vendor application.