Outdoor expo hindered by heat

THE second Foster Outdoor Expo was held on the weekend, with attendance down overall due mainly to Saturday’s extreme heat.

Run by the Foster Football Netball Club at the Foster Showgrounds, Gary Bullen from the organising committee said he was happy with the event.

“Saturday killed us and we closed the gates an hour early because the numbers weren’t there,” he said.

“Attendance on Sunday was good and while overall numbers were down, we were happy with how it went.”

Mr Bullen said it was possible numbers were also affected by people winding up their holidays.

“I think we missed out on a lot of patrons from caravan park, who were packing up and going home ready to go back to work on Monday,” he said.

Mr Bullen said this year’s expo attracted the same amount of exhibitors as the year before, including 30 stallholders.

“Even though numbers were down on Saturday, the people that did come spent money and a couple of the exhibitors said they had a better day on Saturday than on Sunday,” he said.

The expo was also affected by high temperatures in its first year.

Mr Bullen said he was expecting the expo to continue next year.

“We have put a lot of work into the event. We will have a debrief in a couple of weeks time and discuss with the committee whether to run it again next year,” he said.



Good buy: Tessa and Carly Vuillermin from Yanakie found a few bargains at the Foster Outdoor Expo, held at the Foster Showgrounds over the weekend.

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