PLATTSBURGH - Although it is just barely fall, some local vendors are already in the holiday spirit.
Representatives from various home-based businesses such as Pampered Chef, Scentsy Candles, Stampin Up, Tastefully Simple, and Celebrating Home, will be gathered at the Hampton Inn on State Route 3 this Saturday, Oct. 2, from 2-6 p.m. for one-stop shopping.
Ellie Roberts, organizer of the event and a consultant of Touchstone Crystals, said the event began last year as a way to benefit both vendors and clients.
"It was just a way for women to get together and share what they do with other women in the area," Roberts explained, "and it went really well."
Typical of many home-based businesses, people gather at parties to learn what they can buy. At this event Madison Handbags consultant Jamie Dowler said that's not necessary.
"It's a way to buy things without having to host a party in your home or attend a party," Dowler explained. "You can buy stuff that day."
The event will also give people plenty of time to mingle, listen to holiday music, enjoy some snacks, and enter to win a few door prizes. It will also make it an easier shopping experience than waiting until the holidays.
"You don't have to shop in the crowds," said Roberts. "You can just shop in one little area. Get a gift for your loved one or you can get something new that you're not used to having."
Both Roberts and Dowler said the event would also be good for men to attend, as there will be many gift options for the women in their lives.
"If guys are interested in looking, I would recommend they come," said Dowler.
For more information about the event, contact Roberts at 562-3596.