Think Local First Consumer Expo

Saturday, August 17 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Poughkeepsie Galleria

Everyone who donates a school supply will be eligible for our big Grand Prize, which includes tickets and VIP passes:

Trinity Players, Inc. – Four Tickets
Hudson Valley Renegades – Family Four Pack of Tickets and Four Hats
Children’s Museum - Four Free Admission Passes
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum – Four VIP Admission Passes
Regal Cinemas – Two Movie Passes
Dutchess County Fair Grounds – Two Tickets including Ride Tickets and Food Coupons (August 20 – 25)
Poughkeepsie Galleria – Two Tickets to Yankees Game on Thursday, August 22 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest – Four Tickets for September 7 & 8 at Dutchess County Fair Grounds, Rhinebeck
Jazz in the Valley -- Two tickets for Aug. 18 event at Waryas Park

Discover something new and find out about interesting locally made products and services.  Admission to the Expo is complimentary. 

Learn about why it's important to Think Local First

Bring new, unused school supplies to donate to children in need across Dutchess County.  Everyone who participates in our Adopt-A-Student program will be automatically entered to win a fabulous Hudson Valley prize pack.  If you have questions about what to donate, please call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. 

School supplies that are needed:

Glue sticks (at least three for the year)
Scissors (blunt ended for younger kids, pointed for older ones)
Ballpoint pens
No. 2 pencils
Colored pencils
Pencil sharpener (hand-held with a top to collect shavings)
Large pink eraser
Water-based markers
Spiral-bound &/or composition notebooks
A three-ring binder
Loose-leaf notebook
Pocket folders
A ruler with English and metric measurements
Scotch tape
Sturdy, supportive backpack
Extras for elementary school students
Box of crayons
Watercolor paints
Drawing paper
Construction paper
A box for storing items (to hold pencils, crayons, erasers, and scissors)
Extras for middle school students
Binder dividers
Several three-ring binders
Folders that fit in binders
Small notebook to record assignments
Pencil case that fits in binders
Index cards, ruled and unruled


Presenting your products and services at the Consumer Expo is the most cost-effective way to reach thousands of potential customers in just five hours.  Promote your appearance to your regular network of clients as well as take advantage of the typical Saturday traffic of the Poughkeepsie Galleria in order to reach the widest audience possible.

ALL VENDORS RECEIVE: Two chairs, tablecloth, printed sign with business name.  Electricity is available.

Chamber member Wrapped Up in design is offering Consumer Expo exhibitors a discount rate on banners to make your booth stand out. Call (845) 476-6624 for more information.


Questions? Contact Carmela at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1006 or

Think Local First!

Remember, When You Shop, When You Dine, and Even When You Shop Online, Think Local First!

Then remember to think about ways to go even farther.
  • Give Local First
  • Think Green Always
  • Think Global Next

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