NWA Home Show slated for this weekend

by The City Wire staff (info@thecitywire.com) 4 views 

More than 107 vendor booths featuring the latest trends in window fashion, countertops, flooring or outdoor living are set to display their wares and services this weekend, Feb. 14, 15 and 16, at the Springdale Convention Center.

“The 2014 NWA Home Show is sold out this year as far as vendor space is concerned, and there will be about a dozen local builders on hand to talk with consumers about home building and remodel options,” said Brenda Jones, executive director for NWA Home Builders Association.

She said there is a entry small fee from $5 for one day to $10 for a three-day pass, but the ticket is good a 50% meal discount at the River Cane Buffet and $10 of free-play at Cherokee Casinos in Siloam Springs.

A special feature of this year’s event will be money saving ideas that visitors can utilize  in their homes and gardens. Research shows that February is the most popular time of year for planning home improvement projects slated for the spring.

Also this year, the event will include a “Find the Gnone” contest. Every hour the gnome will be hidden in one of the several booths at the show. An announcement will be made that the hunt has begun and the first person who spots the gnome and comes to the ticket counter with the gnome's location will get a special prize.

Habitat for Humanity in Benton and Washington counties will also present at this year’s event.

Lowe’s will also be on hand Saturday and Sunday between noon and 2 p.m. to entertain the kids with a “build and grow clinic”  this gives children the chance to learn how to build something out of wood, a project they can take home.

“We expect a good crowd given the warmer weather forecast and the cabin fever many have endured these past few weeks. There will be a grand opening at 10 a.m. Friday kicking off this year’s event. It will wind down at 5 p.m. on Sunday,” Jones said.