Postponed: Made in NH Expo

Date(s) - 03/20/2020 - 03/22/2020
All Day

Center of NH Expo Center at Doubletree Hotel


March 13, 2020

The health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees is of utmost importance. In light of the heightened COVID-19 concerns, we are postponing the Made in NH Expo.

We have decided to co-locate the Made in NH Expo with our Made in New England Expo on December 5 & 6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton.  We have listened to officials including the Governor’s office, the state’s epidemiologist and the office of Homeland Security, who have been encouraging us to carry on. But we have also listened to our exhibitors who have expressed concerns about their health and the challenges of presenting an expo if no one attends.


The heart of this show has always been about promoting and showcasing all the wonderful products and services NHoffers. So we are looking at several ideas to promote your products and services between now and December.


Producing this show is a major undertaking and unraveling all the details is complicated and requires many conversations and cancellations, so we need a few weeks to pull everything together for our exhibitors. We are developing a plan and will circle back to all of you.  We respectfully ask that you hold off on calls and requests until March 31st as we work on a detailed solution.

As a team, we greatly look forward to the expo and seeing all of you each year. We are saddened by the turn of events, but understand canceling is the right thing to do for all concerned.

We share your frustrations and thank you for your patience during this challenging period. We will be in touch once the dust settles.

Be well,

Vicki and Kelly




Made in NH Expo
March 20-22, 2020

The Made In NH “Try It & Buy It” Expo is dedicated to showcasing the impressive variety of quality products and services made in the Granite State. It hosts about 150 exhibitors and thousands of attendees every year; the shopping is amazing! There is a little bit of everything: jewelry, crafts, lawn and home care, pottery, bath and beauty products, pets, kids, and of course food, wine, and desserts.

All active GSAs and Future Leaders of NH are eligible to volunteer.

Event Hours

Friday, March 20, 2020  1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sign-up: Monday February 24, 8:00 am

Event Location
Center of New Hampshire Expo Center
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101

Parking Info
Parking is available in the garage ($6 validated rate) and on nearby streets (the side streets are free on weekends, Elm St. is only free on Sunday).

** The Expo has offered to pay for our parking while we’re volunteering, but we encourage you to park on the street when it’s free (Saturday and Sunday) and carpool whenever possible, because $6 each for 50 plus volunteers can add up very quickly!

Event website

GSA Duties

Door Greeter: Welcome guests, pass out programs, check hand stamps
Ticket Sales: Sell tickets, stamp hands. You will need to be able to accurately use the cash register – this Expo has a number of different prices and policies that you must be comfortable with.
Expo Support: Walk around the Expo, assisting guests and exhibitors
Back Door Monitor: Sit/stand by the back door to ensure that no one sneaks in.
NH Tourism Booth: Pass out State tourism literature and talk to guests about tourism in NH.

Shift times:

  • Saturday, 7:00am-9:30am; 9:30am-1:15pm; 1:00pm-4:15pm; 4:00pm-7:30pm; 4:00pm-7:45pm
  • Sunday, 8:00am-9:30am; 9:30am-1:15pm; 1-4:15pm; 1:00pm-4:00pm


Come early or stay late to see the Expo

A volunteer orientation meeting will be scheduled soon – please stay tuned.

Dress code

Full GSA uniform: GSA shirt, black pants or skirt and name tag.
No shorts at this event.
No purses or large bags, please. Fanny packs and small over the shoulder wallets are okay.
If you need to add extra layers for warmth, please try to wear them underneath your GSA shirt (white or black long sleeved shirts, turtlenecks, etc.) Please try to avoid sweaters, coats, and vests that might obscure your uniform shirt. If you are wearing a sweater, it must be a cranberry, forest green, or navy cardigan style.

Difficulty Rating: 3
Must be able to stand and/or walk for entire shift

Contact person for GSAs

Emily Goulet

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