The Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show is in full swing this weekend.
News release from The Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show:
‘Fall in Love with Your Home Again’ at 38th Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show
The 38th annual Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show returns to the Allen County Memorial Coliseum in early March featuring over 650 home
and garden exhibits. The show is the largest consumer event in the Tri State area, providing the latest in products and ideas for home and garden.
This year’s show takes place Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6. Hours are 11 am to 9 pm Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, and 11am to 5 pm on Sunday.
For nearly 40 years, over 40,000 visitors – including gardeners, decorators and do-it yourself aficionados – have converged on the Coliseum during the show to discover innovative ideas for inside and outside the home. This year’s event, themed “Fall in Love with Your Home Again,” will feature an expanded Garden Gallery filled with thousands of fragrant blooms and breathtaking landscape showcases.
“Literally hundreds of experts will be available to offer our guests tips on how to reinvent their homes, from tackling needed repairs to going for those major improvements,” said Karen Tejera, executive show producer and president of Fort Wayne Shows, Inc. “And to make it convenient for our showgoers, many of the products recommended by our experts will be available right at the show.
“Whether you’re newly settled or a 3D-yearresident, you’re sure to find those special touches that truly will help you ‘fall in love with your home again!'” she continued.
Showgoers will learn all the tricks of the outdoor trade from arborists and Purdue University Horticulture educators as they discuss growing and managing heirloom vegetable gardehs, simple herbs, landscape plants, trees, and container gardens on the popular Master Gardener Stage.
Among the multitude of Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show features is an appearance by Michael Weishan, host of PBS’ “Victory Garden” and former gardening editor of both Country Living and New Old House magazines. Familiar to viewers of CBS’ “The Early Show” and “The Today Show” on NBC, Weishan will share design tips, professional advice and trademark humor with fellow gardeners at 4 and 7 pm on Thursday, and at 1, 4 and 7 pm on Friday.
Showgoers also are invited to laugh with and learn from The Duct Tape Guys, the quirky comedy duo who have dedicated their lives to singing the praises of that humble household product. For more than a decade, Tim Nyberg and Jim Berg have entertained audiences and offered thousands of wildly creative uses for “The Ultimate Power Tool”- duct tape. Their “Taping Spaces” presentations, brought to
you by Windows Doors & More, are scheduled for 3 and 7 pm Thursday and Friday, and 12noon, 3 and 7 pm on Saturday. .
Additional show features include:
â€¢ Garden Gallery. Get a head start on this year’s landscaping as you breathe in the fresh aromas of spring and stroll through a wide array of garden displays in the expanded Garden Gallery, sponsored by Indiana Gardener Magazine.
â€¢ The Backyard Retreat Giveaway. Register to win a backyard makeover valued at $14,000,complete with a pergola, new patio, patio furniture, a year’s worth of yard maintenance, and $500in gift certificates from various flower and landscape vendors. The winner also receives a backyard BBQ outing for 20 guests hosted by Mark Carboni of Majic 95.1FM’s “Cookin’ with Carbo,” along with a personal chef to handle all of the cooking! Registration kiosks will be available in the Garden Gallery; the drawing takes place at 4 pm on March 6 (entrants need not be present to win).
â€¢ Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Take a trip down memory lane as the kids mingle with their favorite “Wizard of Oz” characters, and get their faces painted as Dorothy or the Tin Man! The entertaining staff of “Creative Comedy” will create fantastic balloon art while the youngsters paint, make crafts and watch martial arts demonstrations at the Family Fun & Activity Place, brought to you by PBS39and WLDE.
â€¢ Deals to Steal! Give your bathtub a chance to look brand new by entering the Simstone Bath Gallery giveaway! One FREE bathtub makeover is given away every single day of the show. Additionally, a “Wizard of Oz” DVD is awarded to one lucky winner every hour, every day of the show.
â€¢ Giving back to the community. Grab a canned good from the pantry and use it to receive an extra $1 off admission Thursday and Friday only. All food donations benefit Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana.
Facts and figures
The Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show is a member of the National Home & Garden Show Series” presented by DISH Network and sponsored by American Family Insurance. The National Home & Garden Show Series â„¢ consists of 30 premier home and garden shows that take place annually in cities throughout North America.
The Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show runs Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6 at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne.
Hours are 11 am to 9 pm Thursday and Friday; 10 am to 9 pm Saturday; 11am to 5 pm Sunday.
$8 advance sale tickets are available from Ticketrnaster on-line after Feb. 1,2011. Admission is $10 at the door for adults, or $8 with a coupon available on the show’s website or in pre-show advertising.
Bring a canned good Thursday or Friday only, and receive an additional $1 off admission, in addition to the $2 off coupon. All food donations benefit Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana.
Check out the show’s website and local newspapers for a special $2 off coupon:.
Seniors age 62+ are $6 every day with no other discounts offered.
Children 15 and under are free.
Main entrance to the show is off Coliseum Boulevard at the stoplight. Guests also can choose to enter off of Parnell Avenue near the ticket office. Parking is $4 in Coliseum-owned lots.
A limited number of wheelchairs will be available at the show free-of-charge on a first come first served basis. The show is barrier-free for the physically challenged. For additional information, call 260.432.1705or 800.695.5288,or log on.