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Expo Center officially opens with Tiny Homes Show

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Photos by Makaylah Everett
Photos by Makaylah Everett
Photos by Makaylah Everett
Photos by Makaylah Everett
Photos by Makaylah Everett

For those serious, or simply curious, about living large in tiny spaces the new Wilson County Exposition Center provided a peek into this growing movement.

Located at the Wilson County Ag Center, the Expo Center debuted its first major event this weekend with The Tiny House Show.

After guests took in the new 78,000-square-foot facility that celebrated an open house and ribbon cutting Nov. 14, they were able to explore more than 12 "Tiny Houses" displayed in the giant venue room.

Those familiar with the individual structures were on hand to answer questions and give folks a tour. There were a variety of small houses that ranged in sizes and price, all with unique features to make the most out of small space.

Exhibitors were on hand to show the latest in tiny home construction, technology and features. The fully-built models showed what the tiny home lifestyle is all about.

Expo Center Marketing Director Charity Toombs said the center welcomed EMTAR's Realtor Trade Show Thursday and then the Tiny House event over the weekend. She noted the show drew an impressive crowd, not only from Wilson County and Nashville areas, but also from across the country.

"Our event holders have been very impressed with the versatility of the building, citing pleasing design and usability," she said. "We are very happy with the diverse crowd the Tiny House event drew and will be excited to welcome them back in 2018."

With Thanksgiving the jump-start for the Christmas season, the Expo Center is booked for a myriad of seasonal gatherings.

On Dec. 10 the Lebanon Antiques and Uniques Expo takes place there. The Center's website lists all the fun events planned.

The Exposition Center features more than 78,000 square feet of "flex space," which features 45,000 square feet of main exhibit space. It can venue simultaneous activities and events and can seat 3,000 for concerts.

Go to wilsoncountyexpo.com for more information.

Writer Laurie Everett can be reached at laurieeverett@gmail.com.

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