Known as Northeast Ohio’s largest and longest running free kids event, the KidShow will return to Great Lakes Mall in Mentor for its twenty-first time on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each year this event brings thousands of families from all over Northeast Ohio to the mall seeking resources to help make family-decision making and planning easier.
Designed to get good information into busy parents’ hands, the KidShow is an ideal setting for companies to share their products and services while having the opportunity to talk with their target market. Perfect for participation are schools and daycares, sports and entertainment, health and fitness, home and financial, music and activities, camps and vacations. Companies can expect to enroll new students, share information, increase sign-ups, demonstrate products, sell products and build a brand.
“Past KidShow success has been based on our exhibitors and their engaging participation with attendees,” states, Patty Perry, KidShow producer. “This year we welcome back past exhibitors and look forward to adding new companies to the event.” As an exhibitor you have the opportunity to mix with families during the KidShow and also the opportunity to build relationships with fellow exhibitors through a pre-KidShow event offered by Perry. In addition, 2019 brings a new bonus to participation with a quarterly networking opportunity called KidShow Quarterly. This will be a free networking opportunity for all those involved with the KidShow in any way; sponsors, exhibitors, entertainers, goody bag participants and prize donors.
“I have always said to use the KidShow to springboard your marketing. This year we are going to assist our participants in maximizing their relationship with the KidShow by offering the opportunity to network and cross promote all year long in a free quarterly gathering,” states Perry.
On-site exhibit space ranges from $250-$495 with locations available throughout the mall. A new featured area this year is for Special Needs. This area will focus on resources and services available for parents and caregivers. Family pets will have its own identified section, new as well, for vendors specializing in pet services and products. Additional ways to participate in the KidShow are available and include the Goody Bag Marketing Program, Snack Attack (100 snacks provided), prize donations and mascot participation. The time to get involved is now, during the planning stages by calling ProMark Enterprises at 440-974-1198 and speaking to Patty Perry. For more KidShow details visit KidShow Info
The KidShow is produced by ProMark Enterprises, Inc. and sponsored by Atlas Cinemas, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Magazine, Gold 93.7/Mix 97.1, Hulafrog, Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa, Lake County Captains, Lake Health, Lake News, Macaroni Kid Cleveland East, Mimi Magazine, Northeast Ohio Parent/Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond, The Lake County Women’s Journal, The News-Herald and WINT Integrity Radio Integrity 101.5FM/1330AM.