Spring Expo helps businesses connect with buyers, grow customer base

SIDNEY, NE — From firearms to CBD and solar panels to yurt cabins, plenty of vendors are out this weekend in Sidney to show off their products to prospective customers at the KSID Spring Expo.

"It's very awesome," KSID account executive Kegan Carwin said. "Everyone looks like they've been very busy this morning, lot of people showing up excited." 

The event returned to an in-person format this year after being held virtually last year. After a year of tough business, owners are happy to get back in front of buyers to jump start business again.

"It's been awesome out here at the expo," Nexgen Outfitter co-founder Jay Nesbitt said. "It's great to finally see people out and about and we've been busy all morning."

The KSID Spring Expo is providing just that opportunity.

"I hope they generate a lot of customer base," Carwin said. "A lot of people are shopping and excited about the opportunities they have to sell."

The event also a sign of a return to normalcy.

"It's certainly been tough to get people into the store," Nesbitt said. "So just to be out in the community again and visiting with people about what they're looking for and how we can help, we love Sidney, we love being here. That's why we stayed here and started the business. This is a huge opportunity for us."

The 2021 Spring Expo in on April 17-18, at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. Doors are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 17th, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday the 18th.