Tourism Windsor Essex Staycation Expo – Join us April 26th & 27th

Our Staycation expo is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary – and it’s going to be the BIGGEST ONE YET! Join us on April 26th & 27th at Devonshire Mall as we kick off the tourism season in #YQG! It’s the ultimate source to learn about great things to do in your own backyard this summer, sample local beverages, shop local artisans and possibly WIN a Devonshire Mall shopping spree!

When is it happening?

  • Friday April 26th 10am through 8pm
  • Saturday April 27th 10am through 6pm

WHERE IS IT HAPPENING?

  • Devonshire Mall, 3100 Howard Avenue
  • Outside of The Bay and along the H&M and Bath & Bodyworks hallways

What’s happening?

  • Check out 50+ vendors* set up in Devonshire Mall outside of The Bay – attractions, events and businesses to visit in Windsor Essex!
  • Visit our Tasting Lounge for EPIC Wineries and Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail tastingsΒ each day starting at 12pm and sample local wines, beer and spirits.
  • Shop at our W.E. Made It Pop-up Market in partnership with the Urban Art Market and purchase locally-made goods from 17 different local artisans
  • Pick up a copy of your 2024/2025 Tourism Windsor Essex Official Visitor Guide – this will be your FIRST chance to pick up the the guide!

Visit & win!

When you check out the Staycation Expo make sure you pick up your explore & win passport. It’s your chance to explore the vendors & win as you do it!

  1. Pick up your passport as you enter
  2. Visit the stops along the way
  3. Get stamped at each of the zones as you explore – 10 in total!
  4. Drop your ballot into the Tourism Windsor Essex ballot drum as you exit!

One guest who completes the passport in its entirety has the chance to win a FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR Devonshire Mall gift card!

 

Participating exhibitors include:

EPIC WINERIES

  • Colio Estate Winery
  • Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards
  • Dancing Swallows Vineyard
  • Muscedere Vineyards
  • North 42 Degrees Estate Winery
  • Oxley Estate Winery
  • Pelee Island Winery
  • Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
  • Viewpointe Estate Winery
  • VIN Winery
  • Vivace Estate Winery

BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES

  • Banded Goose Brewing Co.
  • BREW Microbrewery
  • Chapter Two Brewing Co.
  • Cured Craft Brewing Co.
  • GL Heritage Brewing Co.
  • Lot 10 Brewing Co.
  • Wolfhead Distillery

WE HEART LOCAL PROGRAM

  • Big Oak Farms
  • Carolinia Cider Co
  • Essex County Federation of Agriculture
  • The Fruit Wagon
  • Ruscom Maple Farm

FEATURED VENDORS

  • Big Time Entertainment
  • Canadian Aviation Museum
  • Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village
  • City of Windsor
  • Fort Malden National Historic Site
  • Golf Indigo
  • Green Heart Kitchen & Green Heart Inn
  • Heritage Colchester
  • Kiki’s Westview Motel and The Cornwall House
  • Lungovita Beach Retreat
  • Maidstone Bicentennial Museum
  • Ontario Tourism Information Centre
  • Pelee Wings Nature Store
  • Point Pelee National Park
  • RAW Watersports
  • Scarehouse Windsor
  • Town of Amherstburg
  • Town of Essex
  • Town of Kingsville
  • Town of Tecumseh – Tecumseh Recreation Services
  • Unconquered Customs Electric Wine Bike Tours
  • Ure’s County Kitchen & Mini Golf
  • The Walnut Grove Bed and Breakfast
  • Windsor Express
  • Windsor Premier Cruises
  • Windsor Spitfires
  • Windsor Symphony Orchestra
  • Woofa-Roo Pet Fest

W.E. MADE IT MARKET

  • Berryline Candles
  • Birk Boutique
  • Bronze Pigeon
  • Cg Design Atelier
  • Dazzling Decor with Destinee
  • Foxwood Gifts
  • Iris & Marnie
  • Jennie B Designs
  • Madd Resin
  • Nuts 4 Dates
  • Pawsitively A Dog Thing
  • Scene52
  • Sweet Moments Cookie Co
  • Urban Art Market
  • Walkerville Candles
  • William Norman Collection
  • Yassmeens Shop

* Participating exhibitors may change
** Actual giveaways may changed and are being offered by individual vendors. Please contact vendors directly for prizing details, restrictions and other contesting details.

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