WINNIPEG, MB - The good life is coming to Assiniboia Downs.
OK, so the good life has always been there, but on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15 at the Downs, Winnipeggers will have a chance to experience luxury living – the good life! – at its finest. It’s called the 2018 Indulgence Expo and you will have a chance to truly immerse yourself in the good life.
“It’s all about ‘spoil yourself,’” said the originator, Cory O’Grodnik, the Downs’ special event coordinator who said the idea came to him while looking at wedding cakes during a wedding trade show and musing about the treats people seek in their lives.
“The event will start with visitors feasting their eyes on beautiful luxury cars and being offered wine and cheese samples as they walk among 60 exhibitors dedicated to pampering them (Japanese thermo therapy),” O’Grodnik added. “If you want to improve your body image or get healthy (Is there really a cure for hangovers? Can water cure cancer?), you’ll find it at the Indulgence Expo.”
The Indulgence Expo will surprise Winnipeggers (What’s a meatball corndog? Is there really a candle that burns for 50 hours?) and give folks from the prairie new ideas for improved indoor and outdoor living.
Ever heard of pickle-favoured vodka? That’s one of the samples that will be offered by a new Winnipeg company called Tall Grass Vodka and Gin.
“There will be 20 luxury RVs on the grounds and plenty of food trucks,” O’Grodnik continued. “Visitors to the show will be serenaded by musicians and DJs. There will be microbreweries and a bar, plus premium Absolut Vodka representatives will offer lime Caesar samples, too. And, of course, you can visit some of your local favourites, such as Coal & Canary, De Luca’s Specialty Foods, Pocca Poca Spa and Aschenti Cocoa, just to name a few.
Admission to the Expo is $10 and parking is free. The hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. You can also visit the Expo on Facebook.
The Indulgence Expo is one of three major events that the Downs will stage this spring and summer. After two very successful Night Markets last year attended by almost 20,000 people, the Downs will feature two more Night Markets this season – in the middle of June and August.
And don’t forget, speaking of the good life, live thoroughbred racing begins on Mother’s Day, May 13 at 1:15 p.m. and will ultimately settle into a 7:15-start Wednesday-Friday-Saturday pattern. That schedule that will continue for 50 days to mid-September.
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