CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The annual Peddler Show made its return to South Texas for a unique shopping experience at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown.
Customers who attended the show were expected to follow social distancing guidelines. While masks were not mandated, they were recommended.
“We have made all of the precautions so we do have masks on site for those who do not come to the door with one for those who want to wear one. We have sanitizers stationed all throughout the show. We have temperature-taking; we have waivers being signed so those who want to get out and are ready to shop with a safer shopping experience we have provided that here at the Peddlers Show,” said Event Manager Samantha McGee
“I think definitely, you always have concerns, but I think as long as you have social distance and wear your mask, I think we will be safe,” said Peddlers Show customer Desiree Schmehl.
The Peddlers Show has made its way to Corpus Christi over the past 20 years and tells KRIS 6 News that every tour stop they make, its number one priority is keeping the public safe.
“We get with the facility way ahead of time and work out all the kinks and do all the preparations for each facility. We visit with the health department, inspectors, and everything like that. We deal with capacity limits for each facility so we definitely have that handled, ” said McGee
Michael Osberg, owner of Alamo Seasoning, says the event stops in the Coastal Bend at least 4 times a year with hundreds of vendors on hand to show off their products. He also feels this a good way to keep the economy going.
“But they are here, and they are ready to get out. I did a show last weekend out west, and they were beating the door down to get in there. I got three shows scheduled for next weekend in Odessa, Midland, going to Rosenburg with the Peddler. Got a show down in Laredo, and they are still all on so we will see what happens,” said Alamo Seasoning owner Michael Osberg.
If you missed this weekend's one-of-a-kind market, no worries. You can catch their show in August, then again in November.