MAHOMET — The second annual Mahomet Home & Garden Expo is Saturday and Sunday, and Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Walter Pierce said it will surpass last year’s in both the number of vendors and other offerings for attendees.
“I think we’re probably 25 percent more vendors. Much bigger and better,” Pierce said. “(It) should be a very good show. I think it’ll continue to grow. I think we are blessed.”
Pierce noted that almost any part of home ownership and maintenance will be touched on throughout the weekend, from pools to insulation, flooring, hot tubs and much more. A variety of food trucks will be present, offering a chance for cuisine tastings, too.
The show is slated for April 13 and 14, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per family.
One of the highlights will be the chance for attendees to meet Broadlands native Doug Wilson, designer for TLC’s “Trading Spaces,” between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.
Pierce said the public will have two opportunities to meet Wilson for book signings, and he’ll do question-and-answer sessions and demonstrations on stage Saturday as well.
Vendor Invisible Fence will do promotions, as will Mosquito Squad Illinois, as summer approaches, the chamber executive director noted.
The show will feature more than 60 local vendors, do-it-yourself activities, food and face painting/balloon animals.
The Mahomet High School Field House is the site for the expo.
Vendors slated for the show include: 2 Guys that Paint, Ace Hardware Mahomet, Advanced Deck, Aerus Electrolux, Bear Creek Yard Creations, Busey Bank, Cassel Home Comfort, Coach House Garage, Cool Roofs, Core Landscaping, County Arbors Nursery, Cramer Siding & Window, Culligan, Custom Pools, Darwyn Boston State Farm, Deck Medic, Dillman Bros, DuctMedix, First Financial, First State Bank Forest, Fisher National Bank, Four Seasons Sunrooms, Freeman Contracting, Gentle Giant Soft Washing, Glad’s Tree Service, Green View Co., Gutter Buddy, Healthy Living Pool & Spa, Helitech, Hurlberts Siding & Windows, Iowa Baths/ DBA Bath Filters, Lanz Heating & Cooling, Leaf Filters, Legacy Roofing, Matt Difanis ReMax, Mattress Tech, Mediacom, Menold’s USPro, Mosquito Squad Illinois, New Creations Contracting, New Life Surfaces, Off Set Solar, Pavlov Media, Payless Insulation, Rector Construction, Renewal By Anderson, Ruff Dayz, Screenmobile of Champaign, Second Life Design, Steinmeyer Roofing, Sunset Landscaping & Trees, Total Farm & Home, Tupperware, Tutor Doctor, Volo Broadband, Winderson Creations, Window Genie and Yellow & Co.