GEARING UP FOR SPRING

GEARING UP FOR SPRING

(March 8, 2013) Everything a homeowner could need for his or her residence can likely be found all under one roof this weekend during the 29th annual Home, Condo and Outdoor Show at the Ocean City convention center.

The three-day event will showcase nearly 200 exhibitors, who will offer basic necessities for any house, home, condo or outdoor area.

“It’s a great place to spend a few hours browsing, shopping, learning and talking to the various vendors about their products and services,” said Mike Wicklein of Ocean Promotions, the company presenting the annual event.

Wicklein said show guests can walking through the aisles and browsing at the different products, in a casual, relaxed, atmosphere, with no pressure to buy.

Those who attend the event will notice more than two-dozen new exhibitors and products alongside familiar vendors from the past.

Vendors scheduled to participate include realtors, contractors, builders, landscapers, boat dock and lift representatives, lawn companies, pest control officers, spa and pool dealers, plumbers, painters, furniture suppliers, window designers and flooring, roofing and siding installation companies. Exhibitors will also offer ideas on decorating, remodeling, renovating, accessorizing or building new homes.

Some vendors will offer special show prices, promotions and discounts.

“The vendors spend a lot of time and effort to put their best foot forward,” Wicklein said.

Chet Bober, owner of Amazing Glaze Kitchen and Bathroom Refinishing in Berlin, has been a show exhibitor for 10 years.

“It’s a great show. Every year I look forward to it,” Bober said. “It’s a great way to get your product out there.”

Bober attends a few home shows each year, but says the Ocean City event is the largest.

“We get at least 50 percent of our business from home shows,” he said.

In addition to the main exhibit, there will be a Health Craft Cooking Show presented each day, as well as an Art and Craft Fair with many one-of-a-kind and handmade wares, ceramics, copper art, photography and prints, jewelry, wood carvings, furniture, lamps, leather goods, nautical and wildlife items, candles, clothing and glassware.

Admission for the Home, Condo and Outdoor Show costs $6 for adults, and $5 for seniors (55 and older) and students (ages 14-22). Children ages 13 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Military, police and fire personnel are also admitted free with ID.

Show hours are Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Door prizes will be up for grabs during the three-day show. Visit www.oceanpromotions.info or call 410-213-8090 for info.

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