The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Home & Garden Show returns to the Jamestown Civic Center this week, a year after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 event.
The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Admission is free. The main sponsor for the event is RE/MAX Now of Jamestown and Valley City.
“We have quite a few vendors coming,” said Connie Kleven, executive coordinator for the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce. “There’s a few from out of state and there’s quite a few from out of town as well as our local vendors.”
Kleven said 57 vendors of all types are expected and more will be accepted until the day of the event. They include farming, gardening, food, crafts, roofing, siding and windows, she said.
For food, Reister Meats products and Sweet Dreams donuts will be available for purchase.
There’s also a new event this year, a scavenger hunt for children. When children arrive, they will be given a sheet of paper to match up items at vendor booths, Kleven said. When they have completed the scavenger hunt, they will be able to decorate a pot and plant either a tomato plant or a zinnia using materials provided by Harmsen’s Greenhouse and Flower Power, said Sarah Weber, office manager for Harmsen’s Greenhouse.
Kleven said the chamber is happy the Home and Garden Show is returning.
“We’re excited for it,” she said. “We were disappointed when we had to cancel it last year because everything was ready to go.”
Kleven said the chamber hopes people will come and enjoy themselves and see what they may want to do with their homes and gardens while learning more from the vendors.
She said whatever guidelines are in place from the city related to face masks will be followed that day.
At this writing, those guidelines are expected to expire on April 5 so no face masks will be required.