Tribune’s 35th Home & Garden Show to attract more than 15,000 visitors over three days
March 1, 2017
Home & Garden Show
The Greeley Tribune’s 35th annual Home & Garden show will be at Island Grove Regional Park’s Events Center and Exhibition Hall, 501 N. 14th Ave., this weekend at the following times:
» Noon-7 p.m. Friday.
» 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
» 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free. For more information, call (970) 392-4480.
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A Tribune book signing event this week will feature three Greeley authors. It will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday during The Tribune’s Home & Garden Show at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Ave. in Greeley. At the event, Greeley authors Mike Peters, Peggy Ford Waldo and Emily Kemme will offer their books for sale and meet with fans. Peters is the author of “Greeley 1916.” It chronicles the myriad events that happened in Greeley and Weld County a century ago. It is pulled straight from his column. It’s available for purchase at The Tribune and on Amazon. Waldo’s history book, “Greeley,” is available on Amazon. Kemme’s second novel, “Drinking the Knock Water” also is available on Amazon.
Whether homeowners are jonesing for a hot tub or need a new landscaper, The Greeley Tribune's Home & Garden Show can serve as a one-stop shop for almost anything home or garden, the event producer says.
This is the 35th year The Tribune has hosted the three-day event, and it will begin Friday afternoon at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Ave., Greeley. Tribune event producer Peggy Peterson said more than 200 exhibitors will fill up the Events Center and Exhibition Hall, traveling from all over the state, with even a few out-of-state vendors.
"Any business that provides a good or service for homes and gardens will be here," she said.
She said the home and garden show attracts anywhere between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors each year. She's hoping for that outcome to be the same this year, too.
"This is the biggest event The Tribune hosts (each year)," Peterson said.
There will be three feature gardens to give homeowners a taste of what local landscapers can offer, displaying waterfalls, outdoor kitchens and garden arrangements. They are designed and set up by Eaton Grove Nursery, Johnstown-based DreamScaping and Fisher Landscaping of Greeley.
Tyler Fisher, designer for Fisher Landscaping, said the landscaping business has been doing the annual show for over 20 years. He said the business he gets over the three days at the show will keep Fisher Landscaping busy at least halfway through summer. He anticipates about 70 to 100 clients to sign-up for work each year.
"This is definitely a valuable experience for us," Fisher said.
Designer Chris Loos from DreamScaping also said the company makes sure to do The Tribune's show each year, which is one of two home and garden shows it does annually.
"Between the two shows, they generate all the business we get for the year," he said. "It's a helpful tool that sets us apart in a competitive market."
Loos said he's looking for about 30 leads at the show, hoping for about half of those to sign with his business.
The event features more than just landscaping and maintenance, and will have kid-friendly components. Man's best friend even has a place at the show. Pets will be allowed in the park and in areas of the Exhibition Hall. There will also be pet-related vendors and a dog trainer on-site.