The Mama & Family Expo, June 24 & 25, 2022
A two day shopping extravaganza!
The Mama & Family Expo — presented by Three Lambs Registry & Baby Boutique — is bringing the village back to parenting in Windsor and Essex County.
This year’s one-of-a-kind family trade show takes place at the Tecumseh Arena, 12021 McNorton Street, for two days — Friday, June 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Attendees come to find and shop for the finest pregnancy and parenting essentials, while being treated to samples, pampering, swag and workshops.
100+ Exhibitors featuring Baby & Maternity, Health, Wellness & Pampering, Education & Programs, Kids Apparel & Accessories, Hot Products for Mom & Dad, Delicious Eats & Treats, and an Etsy Junior Area featuring items Handmade with Love.
Friday night was for the adults and Saturday is family day and features programming, contests and activities for the entire family!
The increase in show space also allows for more exhibitors, including the best products in baby and maternity, sleep wellness specialists, health and wellness professionals, pampering services such as infant massage and beauty products, handmade items including one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, and décor, child care, education and community programs.
In addition, there are plenty of cool companies in the Exhibitor Village with interesting products and services.
Embrace Dental Hygiene is conducting free dental checks for children. The Beadiva is doing on-site DIY workshops of their Mommy and Me bracelets. Music For Young Children is offering music classes (obviously LOL!) and performances during the event and The Art Lab has a slime bar for the kids.
The 2022 Expo also features new activities and areas including . . .
The Main Stage featuring celebrity influencers, health and wellness seminars, musical entertainment, interactive how-to-demos, all sponsored by The School House Academy Daycare Services.
A new Health, Wellness & Pampering Pavilion where attendees can find exhibitors who want the best for you inside and out, sponsored by Shred Shop Wellness Complex + Elevate Health Boutique Inc., has also been added.
Since the Expo is all about family members having a fun and comfortable time while they visit from booth to booth, The Comfort Cabana features an infant feeding lounge and private change tables. This is thanks to two sponsors, Knowledge First Financial and Rana Eye Care.
The Enchanted Castle is sponsored by The Kids Shoppe, ]Balloon Lady Lou and Biz X magazine. Children — big or small — can meet their favourite storybook characters from Evermore Princess Parties, who provide story time, colouring pages, crafts, sing-a-longs and photo-ops.
“The Dad Den” was created for the men in a child’s life and is an area housing activities and seminars just for them. This special section has a lounge and is packed with experts (like the Fantastic Fathers Community Group), products and services for the modern dad.
As well, a number of local makers are on site, with one-of-a-kind products, handmade with love, sponsored by the Urban Art Market.
Over $1,000 in Mama Expo Dollars from the Motor City Community Credit Union are being given away to be spent at the event!
One day passes are $ $10 at the door. Children under 12 can attend at no charge.
The Mama Expo also supports a charitable cause. A portion of the ticket sales are going directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwestern Ontario. The Red Shoe Society of Windsor-Essex has a booth and Kids Craft Table on site, with volunteers collecting donations as well.
Photos by Della Jones-Goulet