For great ideas, resources, and practical advice on all your home improvement and other spring projects, come out to the Claremore Home & Garden Show coming in March to the Claremore Expo.
The annual event is a two-day exposition which features a variety of vendors to help both amateur and veteran do-it-yourselfers with home improvement projects of all sizes, as well as exhibitors offering financing, new buildings, materials, plants, flowers and more, all in one place.
“The show is a partnership between the Claremore Expo/Visit Claremore and the Rogers County Builders Association,” said Tanya Andrews, Director of Claremore Expo & Tourism Development. The show features vendors and experts from across the region to aid attendees in various aspects of home and garden renovation and improvement.
“When you come to the show, you’ll have everything you might want, from outside home repair needs, full kitchen and bathroom remodels, decks, some home lending options will be here, and there will be vendors who deal in home décor,” said Kendel Stocker, Special Events Manager. “J. Farley’s Irish Pub will be in the concession offering up some great specials should you get hungry while you’re here. We’ll also have some of Claremore’s favorite food trucks on site.”
This year, due to COVID-19, the committee has implemented several changes. First the show is now a two-day show; March 26 and 27. “We have maxed the number of vendors to 75 to allow more space between vendors, and help keep everyone socially distanced. Although the show is early in the spring, weather shouldn’t be an issue as the vendors and sales will all be held inside the Expo Hall, with some large items out front of the Expo Center,” said Andrews.
Although exhibitors from across the state will be in attendance, Andrews noted there will be a “tremendous amount of support” from those in the Claremore and Rogers County areas, many of whom are exclusive to the Claremore show. “We have many exhibitors who aren’t at the Tulsa shows, because they might not feel they are beneficial to their business, so you’ll see things at the Claremore show that you won’t see at other shows around the state,” she said. “Some of our vendors will only do the Claremore show because they like to see the return in their hometown, in their region.”
“There is no admission charge to enjoy the show. This will be our fifth year not to charge admission,” Andrews said, “and it has made quite a difference in attendance. It is all made possible by our partners and sponsors; we have great community support and this is a great way to pay it forward to the consumer.”
So, for a weekend of home products, lawn and garden equipment, seeds, plants and flowers, gifts, arts and crafts, visit the Claremore Home & Garden Show, where you’ll learn more about home projects, remodeling projects, interior design, exterior home care and more.
Presenting sponsor for this year’s show is Vickrey Heat & Air. Webb Outdoor Equipment and TNG Power Equipment are major sponsors; Solid Rock Realtors, Michael Urie is the DIY sponsor; BancFirst is this year’s promotions sponsor; and vendor hospitality sponsors are Pixley Lumber, Midtown Rentals and Sales, and AMC Mortgage.
New this year is the virtual show, which can be found at www.claremorehomeandgardenshow.com. This feature is for those exhibitors who weren’t able to join the show in person, but still want to be a part of showcasing their products or services. “Given all the technology that we have come to use, especially this last year, this is a great option and allows us to continue promoting our partners,” said Kendel Stocker, Special Events Manager of Visit Claremore. “This option is a new means of promotions for many events in Oklahoma and has become a useful tool across the US this last year.”
Admission is free! The Claremore Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27, at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway in Claremore. Event hours are 10a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Special features, show schedules and a complete list of vendors can be found at www.claremorehomeandgardenshow.com.