The 2018 Home & Garden Show - 40th anniversary event!

Join us for our 40th anniversary event:
February 23, 24 & 25th
Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center

Vendor booths are SOLD OUT for this popular event!  For more information on being a vendor in the 2019 event, please call 715-835-2526 or email Christina. (Please note: participation in the Home & Garden Show is limited to CVHBA members. Visit our Become a Member page for more details.)

Tickets:

  • $6 / daily pass through February 22nd
  • $8 / daily pass at the door
  • Children 12 & under are free

Pre-Sale Tickets will be available in February at Festival Foods, Green Oasis & the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association office.

Hours:

Friday, February 23rd 1:00-8:00pm
Saturday, Feburary 24th 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, February 25th 10:00am-4:00pm

daily specials:

Friday Feb 23- Senior Day

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Visitors 55+ will receive a $1 discount on tickets purchased at the door before 5pm & free coffee will be available.
Be sure to check out these informational seminars designed especially for the 55+ crowd!
1:30 - 2:00pm - Making Better Use of Your Space
Alecia Plaetz, Gray Area Interiors
We'll kick-off our Senior Day by helping you figure out how to repurpose your rooms.  This will include a look at the extra spaces in your home such as small bedrooms, dining room, living room and the breakfast nook. Alecia will discuss where to start and help get you going on the path to reorganizing your home.

2:15 - 2:45pm - Thinking Smaller: Downsizing and Building or Buying a Smaller Home
Shannyn Pinkert, Property Shoppe Realty & Cody Filipczak, C&M Home Builders and Real Estate
Are you ready to start thinking smaller? Whether you're an empty nester or you want less house to clean, this seminar will cover what you'll need to know to prepare your existing home to sell, things to consider when looking to purchase a smaller home or condo, building vs buying and the advantages/disadvantages of each, an overview of the process for planning & building a small home, and developing your timeline.

3:00 - 3:30 pm - Apartment Living in the Eau Claire Area
Ryan Erickson & Derek Trainor, Commonweal Development Corporation
Are you ready to give up the maintenance of a home and rent an apartment? Join Ryan & Derek from Commonwealth as they discuss what types of rental options are available, how to adjust from home ownership to renting, the features and amenities available in area apartments, what to expect with rental pricing and what's included, considerations if you have pets and how that affects rental housing options, why renting is a good option and other things to consider when renting.

3:45 - 4:15pm - Making Your Home Handicapped Accessible
Dennis Pawlak, Pawlak Construction
What do you need to do if you want to stay in your home but need to make it handicapped accessible or make adjustments to make it easier to stay in your home longer? Dennis will discuss the different areas of the home you need to consider and what changes & adjustments you may need to make, including: exterior entrances & approaches, grab bars & handrails at doors, changes you need to make in your bathroom, counter height and other considerations in the kitchen, and doorways.

4:30 - 5:00pm Assisted Living Choices: From Independence to Full Care
Dan Pekol, BeeHive Homes of Eau Claire
Are you starting to consider assisted living options for yourself or a family member? Dan will discuss what assisted living is, knowing when it's time to start assisted living, the types of assisted living and services provided, and assisted living vs skilled nursing (nursing homes). This is a great place to start getting the information you need to make the decision that's best for you or your family members.

friday Feb 23 evening - night out (5-8pm)

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Leave the kids at home and join us for live music by Dawn Marie in the Backyard Oasis Grand Giveaway. Sit at the bar (that you could win!) while sipping a cold glass of beer or your favorite wine.

Saturday Feb 24 - Family Day

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Join us in the Kids Fun Zone for family-friendly activities from 9am to 4pm! The activities will include:
  • Build a Birdhouse (Materials provided by Lampert Lumber)
  • Make a Dragonfly (Activity provided by the Girl Scouts)
  • Game of Chance (Activity provided by the Eau Claire YMCA)
  • Activity Station (Materials provided by Eau Claire Energy Cooperative)
  • "Be a Lineman" Photostation (Provided by Eau Claire Energy Cooperative)
  • Facepainting (Available 10am - 3pm)

Sunday Feb 25 - DIY Day


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DIY Day will feature fun make-and-take projects that anyone can participate in!
10:00am - 12:30pm - "Paint Me Spring All Over"
Stop in to have some creative fun while painting your choice of a wine glass or wood sign! The Paint Shack LLC's talented artists will instruct you step-by-step through re-creating the featured paintings. You will take home a masterpiece you created and feel good about what you accomplished.
Cost: $10 for a flower wine glass  /  $25 4 ft wood sign 

1:00pm - 3:30pm - "Get Your Succulents On"
Bring a little bit of Spring into Winter and create your own festive succulent garden for your home or office. Down to Earth will be on hand to help you create your own masterpiece and answer any questions you may have on how to maintain your mini garden when you get home.
Cost: $15 for a small planter  /  $30 for a large planter

Contact us at (715) 835-2526 or info@cvhomebuilders.com for more information.