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Updated: Something for everyone Downhome


Thousands come out to take in the sights at the Downhome Expo at The Glacier

The 7th Annual Downhome show filled the Glacier Arena in Mount Pearl with a hive of activity over the weekend. About 125 booths showcased a multitude of products and services. If you were brave enough, your ticket entitled you to pep up your day with a zip-line ride across the arena. Some braved it with gritted teeth, others with a shout of delight, and there was no shortage of zip-liners Saturday afternoon.

There were activities for the kids and the young at heart in the Fun Zone, such as paint ball target shooting, a bouncy castle, and of course the exercise ball.

You could pat a pony, courtesy of The Newfoundland Pony Society.

Food and beverage vendors dotted the floor, with a concentration in The Telegram’s Marketplace, where you could purchase everything from several varieties of curried foods, sweet treats, fudge and baked goods. If you were looking for cosmetics, art or crafts, or just something to make things smell good, there were plenty of options to get those things, too — all inside the Marketplace section.

Hundreds of people wandered from exhibit to exhibit trying to make their way through an exhibitor list of more than 125 tables and showcases. They featured everything from realtors, wood crafts and furniture to ocean adventures.

The show began Friday and continues throughout Sunday.

Check our photo gallery and videos for just a taste of Downhome.

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