A new location, a record number of exhibitors and a park district art show at the same time will set apart this weekend's
The yearly, free event will bring together 70 exhibitors, a record for the showcase of Mokena businesses and health experts. A face painter will be on hand for the kids from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and local historian Matt Galik will be signing his recently published book of Mokena history, Mokena: Images of America.
Since the chamber started hosting its own expo in 2006 (before that it held a joint expo with the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce), it has been held at .
This year, the expo outgrew the grade school and was moved to
The chamber will also hold a Business Before Hours catered by and sponsored by the park district at 8 a.m. Saturday, holding the ribbon cutting they weren't able to do when The Oaks first opened.
The expo will start at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m.
The Oaks will also be hosting the Showcase of Art show this weekend. The yearly show highlights the work of youth, teen and adult students in various park district classes. A "Meet the Artists" Gallery Opening will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
For more on the expo, visit or the Mokena Chamber of Commerce website.
Updated 10:23 a.m. Thursday with the newest total of vendors and more information on events.