SIDNEY - Nick Sutton, owner of Sutton Home Gallery, is ready to return to the Spring Expo. This year, he's bringing a $5,000 shopping experience with him.

Sutton announced on 987 The Big Boy Monday morning they'll be giving away a $5,000 gift certificate to their downtown Sidney furniture store. 

"That means that you'll be able to come in the store and basically you'll have $5,000 in your hand that you can go through and pick out anything you want," Sutton said. "Last year, we gave away a $5,000 living room refresh. This kind of gives you a little more flexibility. You can come in and use it on appliances. You can use it on mattresses. You can use it on bedroom stuff. Whatever you are in need of, this opens up that door even bigger. It's just a better giveaway in our eyes."

Registrations will be held at The Big Boy and Cheyenne County Country booth on April 13 and 14 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney. The grand prize drawing is at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. You must 18-years-old and present to win. No purchase necessary. 

Sutton Home Gallery is also giving away a weekend get-a-way to Denver this summer to view the Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band in lower-bowl seats at Empower Field at Mile High. The prize, which will be drawn on Saturday, April 13, also includes a hotel voucher and $333. Deadline to sign-up for the "Keys to Kenny" giveaway is April 5.

What draws people, and specifically businesses, to the Spring Expo? Is it the endless rows of glitter and pottery on sale by home crafters? Or is it the networking with a crowd in one place?

Sutton talks about what brings him back each year with his business.

"We like doing the Expo because it's a great way to reach out to people that normally aren't local people, brings a ton of different people to the area that we can reach to grow our customer base," Sutton said.

He said the amount of people that attend the Spring Expo is what impresses him. 

"All the businesses gather together and we put their best foot forward to try to impress of what Sidney has to offer and what our area has to offer," Sutton said. "The local people come out and it's a great experience."

He said he hopes to have a huge booth again this year. He plans to have a sampling of the Sutton Home Furnishings offerings.

The 2024 Spring Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney. Admission is free to check out over 35 local businesses and organizations showing information, advice and new products for your home, farm, garden and business.