TACOMA – Over 500 exhibitors, appearances by “The Renegade Gardener,” the colorful Vintage Market, spectacular gardens, “how-to” seminars and more at the 31st annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show January 23-26 at the Tacoma Dome.
Sponsored by the Western Washington Toyota Dealers, the state’s largest combined home and garden event is an opportunity for showgoers to discover a huge range of products and services for the home and garden.
If your backyard is looking dreary, enter-to- win the first-ever “$25,000 Backyard Makeover” contest, presented by the show and the Tacoma News Tribune. It includes products and services from Aqua Quip, Marenakos Rock Center, Better Built Barns, Washington Association of Landscape Professionals and the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association. For entry information, visit www.kirotv.com; online entry submittals are due by 5 pm on January 26.
Award-winning garden writer and designer, Don Engebretson, “The Renegade Gardener,” appears at the show on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25. He’ll share his revolutionary ideas challenging traditional gardening practices. He’ll be ‘joined by a line-up of top Northwest home and garden authorities, including Ciscoe Morris, Marianne Binetti, Pete Lisoskie of KIRO Radio’s “Home Matters,” and many more sharing tips and trends in daily seminars.
In celebration of its new senior loyalty program, wellness65+, Rite Aid is visiting the show, offering free screenings for COPD, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes risk assessment or glucose. Flu shots will also be available and are covered by most insurances, including Medicare Part B. Screenings will be performed by Rite Aid pharmacists and licensed nurses. The wellness65+ booth will also offer games and prizes for showgoers.
Vintage Market, Feature Garden and Plant Sale inspire and delight
The popular “Vintage Market” returns with repurposed and “shabby-chic” items for the garden and home spotlighted by 20 local vendors. From farmhouse collectibles to repurposed barn boards and salvaged architectural pieces, hidden treasures abound for showgoers.
Show attendees can get a head-start on spring gardening projects with the ideas and inspiration from local vendors, headlined by a spectacular feature garden created by Olympic Landscape, and the popular “Plant Sale” staged by Olympia’s Bark & Garden Center.
Show hours, tickets & discounts
Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday (January 23-25); and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (January 26).
Admission to the show is $12.00 for adults and free to children 16 and under. Discount coupons are available
online at www.otshows.com.