2021 Southern Illinois Made
Expo is scheduled for Saturday,
October 9th
and Sunday October 10th at The Pavilion in Marion, IL from 10am -4pm both days!
Local Products, Local Destinations, Local Jobs, Local Chambers

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Vendor Registration begins July 15th.
Please check back to register for the 2021 SI Made Expo.

After the postponement of the 2020 Southern Illinois Made Expo, we are excited it is back in 2021 bigger and better than ever. We are excited to invite you to participate in the Southern Illinois Made Expo on Saturday, October 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL.


This exciting initiative was developed through a partnership between State Senator Dale Fowler and the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce in 2018 as a premiere opportunity for businesses like yours to showcase the impressive products made and destinations available in Southern Illinois with the Veterans Honor Flight of Illinois joining to sponsor the event. All proceeds from admission and exhibitor fees will go towards Operation Honor Guard which helps raise money for local Southern Illinois veteran’s funeral assistance for our fallen heroes.


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 Operation Honor Guard will be suggested for admission by all guests.

Senator Fowler, our Chambers Of Commerce, and the Veterans Honor Flight of Illinois are excited to give our local business community an opportunity to showcase their products, services and destinations produced and offered in Southern Illinois.

If you are interested in donating or registering for the 2021 Southern Illinois Made Expo please contact info@simade.org for more information.

We hope that you join us in showcasing all that Southern Illinois has to offer.

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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.

Exhibitor Eligibility

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

  • Provide Certificate of Insurance by email on or before the proper date



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

  • Sothern Illinois Tourism Destinations

Location: The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959

To become a vendor for the 2021 Southern Illinois Made Expo, please email director@marionillinois.com or call the Marion Chamber of Commerce at (618) 997-6311.


Southern Illinois Made Expo
Marion, Illinois 62959
Phone: 618.997.6311
E-mail: info@simade.org or director@marionillinois.com

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