Monday, February 1, 2010

One of the Largest Midwest Maternity, Baby & Kid’s Expo Grows To Columbus And Cleveland

Contact: Michele Savoldi, columbus imPRessions
740.816.3251 or
Kendra, Nicastro, K.C.’s Creative Events
740.972.1471 or

Ohio mom of two creates event that caters to expectant and young families

Becoming a parent and raising a family is a difficult blessing and Kendra Nicastro knows first-hand what that is like. Being a mother of two young children, as well as having a background in event planning, Nicastro realized there weren't any events specifically catered to expectant parents and young families and took the initiative to form her own company, K.C.’s Creative Events, LLC. creating the Baby Bonanza & Kid's Expo. In 2007, The Baby Bonanza & Kid's Expo was "born", and in just three years, the Expo has become one of the largest consumer maternity, baby and kid's shows in the country, specifically focusing on families with children ages 0 - 10 years of age.

"Raising a family is difficult. You need to gather a lot of information to make informed choices such as what hospital should you go to? What daycare should you choose? Where can you buy unique items for your baby and family?” Nicastro’s goal is to produce an educational and fun community event, one where attendees can gather a wealth of information from businesses and organizations, enjoy educational seminars and entertainment, but also shop for fun items for the family. Nicastro says another reason she created this Expo is “because I wanted to allow business of all sizes, large and very small businesses, the opportunity to market their products and services at an affordable cost. Many of the Expo’s exhibitors are women-owned businesses offering hand-made and unique items and our attendees love having a variety of companies at the show."

Nicastro and The Baby Bonanza & Kid's Expo has received national recognition by winning the Show Manager of the Year award from The Expo Group in 2008, and has also been nominated by her exhibitors for the Trade Show of the Year and Show Manager of the Year presented by TSEA, as well as Honorary Recognition in the StartUpNation Home-Based 100 Competition.

The event has been produced in Columbus and Cincinnati attracting consumers from all over the state of Ohio and beyond. Now in its fourth year, the Expo has grown to include Cleveland. This year’s Expo, held in Columbus and Cleveland, will feature over 100 exhibitors, educational seminars, entertainment, diaper derby baby races, baby and toddler fashion shows, a dad's challenge, green pavilion, NICU reunion and interactive kids play areas, including a Princess Tea Party.

Columbus Event:
Saturday April 10 - Sunday April 11, 2010
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial
300 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215

Cleveland Event:
Saturday, April 24 – Sunday April 25, 2010
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cuyahoga Convention Center
638 Transportation Boulevard
Garfield Heights, OH 44125

Each year, a portion of the proceeds benefit The March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health that is dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality

For the future, Nicastro hopes the show will continue to grow at a steady pace and may produce the Expo in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Nicastro adds, "We are pleased with the growth of the Baby Bonanza and Kid's Expo and we want to continue to make it a quality event that has something for everyone in the family.”

The Baby Bonanza and Kid's Expo is currently accepting exhibitors and sponsors for the 2010 expos in Columbus and Cleveland. For more information, call 740-972-1471. Event information is located on the event Web site at