The Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show returns to Memorial Coliseum Thursday for its 46th year of booths, seminars, and family-friendly activities.
Exhibitors started setting up shop on the Expo floor on Tuesday and have continued preparing for the opening since then.
This year features over 650 exhibitors, meaning there will be no shortage of information and seminars, by home and garden professionals to help get you in the spring spirit.
“It is the start of spring in Fort Wayne. It might not be warm outside but it is warm in here,” Becky Williamson, the Home and Garden Show’s producer said.
The weekend-long event has something for the whole family with interactive and educational displays. Those will be in the Family fun area, where there will also be a petting zoo, martial arts demonstrations and more.
“You can come and see the all the flowers and the gardens. Everything for home improvement,” Williamson said. “Our exhibitors, every year, they just come in with a bang. They make everything bigger and better, to bring you all the new and greatest and latest products.”
There will also be frisbee and trick dog performances from Elite Performance K9s.
One of the new things this year is a giant sand sculpture, which is being created by Ted Siebert. He described a fitting theme as he worked on his creation.
“This is going to be a ‘gnome and garden show,’ because she asked me to do some gnomes, and I’ve actually never done a gnome in 700 sculptures,” Siebert said. “I thought that would be kind of fun. Since it’s a home and garden show, it just kinda fit that it’s a gnome and garden show. So there’s going to be some gnomes and singing flowers and things like that on a little stage backdrop.”
If you want to check out the sand sculpture, Ted will be Working on it throughout the show which runs Thursday through Sunday.
Thursday & Friday: 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10am – 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
General Admission: $10
Seniors (62+): $6
Children 15 and under: FREE
There is a $6 Parking Fee at the Coliseum
WANE 15 will have a booth at the Home and Garden Show so make sure to stop by and say hello.
For more information about this year’s show and its exhibitors, click here.