Shop hundreds of quality, New England-made items that can’t be found anywhere else. The 30th annual New England Made Show is the show to find the best products from New England giftware and specialty food producers. There will be more than 250 exhibitors, no imports, and high-quality and unique items. Products will include home decor, pottery, apparel, accessories, jewelry, toys and games, candles, books, cards and prints, glassware, bath and body products, furniture, spices, candy, sauces, gourmet mixes, baked goods and other specialty food items. The show attracts more than 2,500 national and international buyers who expect the highest quality New-England-made products each year. This year’s show will be held March 15th through March 17th at the Portland Sports Complex in Portland, Maine. Here’s the schedule: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10 a.m. - Show Opens - 5 p.m. - Show Closes Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10 a.m. - Show Opens - 5 p.m. - Show Closes - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Welcoming Reception Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Show Opens - 3 p.m. - Cash and Carry Begins 4 p.m. - Show Closes From free parking to free registration, there are several perks and benefits at the show that will ensure your enjoyment. The first 1,500 attendees will receive a free gift that’s loaded with special offers and product samples from exhibitors. You’ll get a free show guide with extensive exhibitor listings, including contact information, images and company descriptions. You can enjoy onsite restaurants and cafes, and earn free lobsters with the Buyers Rewards Program. Finally, the Sunday evening award receptions will include complimentary food and soft drinks. Don’t miss out as the winners are selected for the best new product and best booth contests. It’s important to note that the New England Made Show is not open to the general public. You must be a qualified wholesale buyer. No children under 16 are permitted and two forms of business ID are required.
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