Exhibitors wanted for Hudson Valley KidVenture 

As spring arrives and with it the desire to get rid of cabin fever, everyone should mark their calendars for Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st for the inaugural Hudson Valley KidVenture, hosted by The Chamber Foundation, Inc.

This expo-style event will highlight businesses and nonprofits while offering children of all ages interactive and educational activities. Exhibitor space is still available for Chamber members and nonmembers to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to reach a large, regional audience all while helping to provide a weekend of adventure, discovery, and learning.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to get in front of our community,” said Nicholas Shannon, executive director of The Chamber Foundation, Inc. “Both Dutchess County Regional Chamber members and nonmembers are encouraged to get involved in what is sure to be a signature event in the Hudson Valley.”

Tickets and registration forms are available at hvkidventure.org. The weekend will feature exhibitors’ activities, food trucks, Touch-a-Truck, live music, performances, demonstrations, and so much more. All proceeds will benefit The Chamber Foundation.

“We are very excited about everything we are planning,” Shannon said. “KidVenture is going to be an incredible event that will include a full weekend of interactive activities, performances, demonstrations and hands-on learning and experiences for kids of all ages.”

KidVenture will take over Market Street, The Changepoint Theatre, and the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in the City of Poughkeepsie and is being presented by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., IBM, ShopRite, and Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Gold sponsor is the Poughkeepsie Galleria. Abilities First is the Accessibility and Inclusion Sponsor. Silver Sponsors are Camp Hillcroft, Fidelis Care, RBT CPAs, LLP, Royal Carting Service Company, TEG Federal Credit Union, and Mobile Life Support Services. Media sponsors are iHeart Media, Pamal Broadcasting, and Poughkeepsie Journal Media. Community Partners are ChangePoint Theater, the City of Poughkeepsie, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Page Park Associates, and Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.

Contact Monica Relyea of Monica Relyea Events, event coordinator of KidVenture for The Chamber Foundation, to register as an exhibitor or with questions. Email her at hvkidventure@chamberfdn.org.