Local Manufacturers & Artisans Sought for the 2017 WILMA

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Posted on Fri, 07/28/2017 - 5:32pm
Do you make stuff in Cattaraugus County? Apply to be a vendor

Do you make stuff in Cattaraugus County? Apply to be a vendor

Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development will host the 5th Annual WILMA - We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans - buy local event on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 11 am– 3 pm in the Corporate Building on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley, NY. Cattaraugus County artisans and manufacturers are sought to display and sell their wares at this family friendly event.

WILMA features items locally made or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by local artisans and manufacturers. This event was created to help promote made local, shop local, and buy local, just in time for the holiday season. Special activities are being planned for the whole family to enjoy.

The Department invites all family friendly manufacturers and artisans to display and sell their wares during the two-day buy local event. The goal is to have a variety of vendors represented during the event and to showcase as many Cattaraugus County made products as possible, including items such as jewelry, maple syrup, honey, handcrafted items, etc. For 2017 we have added a new level to WILMA. We are including businesses that are located within Cattaraugus County, but whose items may not be made in Cattaraugus County. This will include the following types of businesses: Direct Sales; Retail Shops, Manufacturers; and various Services. Tables are on a first come first serve basis, and pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so register early. Cost is $10 prior to August 31st and $20 after.

For further information, registration fees and requirements, or a vendor application, please contact Deb Miller at 716-938-2318, email at DeborahMiller [at] cattco [dot] org or Christine Urf at 716-938-2331, email at CMUrf [at] cattco [dot] org. Information also available on EnchantedMountains.com/WILMA.

Download/Print an application to be a vendor