We Have it Made in Southern Illinois
Local Products, Local Destinations, Local Jobs, Local Chambers
We are excited to invite you to participate in the Southern Illinois Made Expo on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is an exciting initiative developed through a partnership between State Senator Dale Fowler and Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce.
The event will be held in Marion, Illinois, serving as the premiere opportunity for businesses like yours to showcase the impressive products made and destinations available in Southern Illinois. All proceeds from admission and exhibitor fees will go toward Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois.
Exhibitors from all over the region are invited to display and sell their innovative products, unique creations, and tasty treats and showcase fabulous Southern Illinois destinations.
The event is also open to the general public – giving everyone the opportunity to experience firsthand the quality of unique products made by Southern Illinois artists, designers, and manufacturers and the beauty of Southern Illinois destinations. A donation of $5 to Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois will be suggested for admission by all guests.
Senator Fowler and our Chambers are excited to give our local business community an opportunity to showcase the products, services and destinations produced and offered in Southern Illinois.
The event will be held Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL.
We hope that you join us in showcasing all that Southern Illinois has to offer.
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2019 Expo Highlights
Expo Promotional Video
About the Show
Both Saturday and Sunday offer a unique opportunity for exhibitors to sell directly to the public and wholesale/retail buyers. Potential customers can see, sample, and purchase products and learn about the many destinations Southern Illinois has to offer.
For more information on the application process and requirements and to find the Participation Agreement Form, please continue on to the next page.
To participate in the Southern Illinois Made Expo you must meet the following requirements:
Feature products produced in Southern Illinois or destinations available in Southern Illinois
Willingness and capacity to sell/showcase products/destinations to retailers and the general public at your booth during both days of the event
Agree not to exhibit or promote any products/destinations not made in Southern Illinois
Agree to all Exhibitor Rules & Regulations listed in the Participation Agreement Form section
Examples of types of vendors the Southern Illinois Made Expo is particularly interested in showcasing:
Artisans & Craftspeople (i.e. Carpenters, Potters, Glass Artists, Painters, Jewelry Makers, etc.)
Food and Beverage Artisans (i.e. Distillers, Brewers, Cheese Makers, Sauce Makers, Ice Cream Makers, Chocolatiers, Bakers, etc.)
Farmers, Winemakers/Viticulturists, etc.
Manufacturers of products made in Southern Illinois
Bed and Breakfasts
Location: The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion , IL 62959
To become a sponsor for the 2020 Southern Illinois Made Expo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karen Mullins, Executive Director, Marion Chamber of Commerce at (618) 997-6311.
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!