By Michael Gruber, President Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio
The Stark County Home & Garden Show has been putting local homeowners in the mood for spring for over 70 years. Today we open our 2021 show, at noon, at the fairgrounds. The beautiful weather this week has us reviewing our “honey-do” lists and putting us in the mood to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air. It also turns our thoughts to improvements to our homes – both inside and out.
No matter the age or condition of the interior or exterior of your property, the show provides something unique, affordable and practical to everyone who attends.
Landscaping. Our show features 4 beautiful landscape displays by Frontier Landscaping, Mersa Landscape & Design, Naturescapes Design, and Postiy’s Landscaping. These displays are large, colorful, and contain the latest trends in outdoor lifestyle comfort.
Programming. The show has 3 speakers with a variety of educational topics:
· Jason Veil of Secrest Arboretum in Wooster will present on New, Rare, Unusual Plants that grow well in our area on Friday, March 12 at 2:00pm.
· Greg Byrer of Landscape School TV is a Registered Landscape Architect who can help you with any questions on design for your yard. His presentations are Friday, March 12 at 4:00pm, Saturday, March 13 at 2:00pm, and Sunday, March 14 at 2:00pm.
· Caleb Palmer and Ron Lee of Pioneer Basement Solutions – Saturday, March 13 at 4:00pm. Would you like to turn your basement into useable space? Does your basement have existing issues that have been delaying the project? Caleb Palmer and Ron Lee from Pioneer Basement Solutions will be on hand to explain the process of creating a beautiful, dry, finished basement! Pioneer can handle the finished basement project from beginning to end, including any existing water drainage problems. Be sure to attend this seminar and learn from the experts on basement solutions!
Home professionals. Do you need a new roof, windows, or gutters? Are you thinking of a sunroom or that new, wood-look ceramic tile for your floors? The Home & Garden Show has all that and more, including tradesman, remodelers, suppliers, and experts in every aspect of home design, decoration, repair and remodeling. Most importantly, these pros are the most qualified and respected in the industry. Now is the time to take advantage and get a jump on the projects you’ve been talking about!
Food trucks, chocolate and candy. We have two great food trucks to serve you at the show. Poagies BBQ serves delicious sandwiches and other delectables to satisfy your palate. But save room for dessert because the Le Macaron food truck will have tempting French pastries on hand! We also have two vendors selling sweet treats – Michael’s Confections & KellBran Candies. Visit us and have a late lunch or early dinner at the show.
Safety. First and foremost – safety. We have approval from the Canton City Health Department to conduct the event under the following requirements:
· Masks are required for all attendees. Signs will by posted and volunteers will be reminding all attendees. Masks will be provided for all who need them.
· Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building.
· Door handles will be cleaned and sanitized periodically.
· Exhibitors and spaces will be more spread out than usual.
· Verbal announcements about social distancing throughout each day.
· All employees and volunteers will be checked for symptoms of illness.
Come out to the Home & Garden Show and gather a bouquet of beautiful ideas to get your home and yard ready for warm weather and the casual fun and relaxation that you deserve this spring and summer. Admission is just $4.00, parking is FREE and children 12 and under are FREE.
Show hours: Friday, March 12 from noon – 6:00pm; Saturday, March 13 from 10:00 – 6:00pm; Sunday, March 14 from 10:00 – 4:00pm.
Thank you to our sponsors for enabling us to make the show happen. They are: Shanklin Heating & Air Conditioning and Bob & Pete’s Floors.