Those in attendance at the Home and Garden Show April 6 in Northfield will be able to interact with local businesses and receive information that could help them this season.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northfield Ice Arena, 1280 Bollenbacher Drive, and feature a science, technology, engineering and mathematics booth, food trucks, speakers and hourly drawings.
Local hobby farmer Rory Groves will discuss maple syrup and honeybees during 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. presentations. Teri Knight of KYMN-AM and 95.1 FM, who hosts the show Garden Bite, will speak at 1 p.m. A Team Landscaping Inc. Owner Amy Voight will discuss pollination at 10 a.m. The business will have a booth focusing on services relating to edible gardening and landscaping.
Professional Pride Realty Realtor and Owner Pete Mergens will talk about prepping homes for sale at 11 a.m., and local volunteer Mary Jo Cristofaro will discuss sustainability, recycling and Earth Day information at 2 p.m.
Organizers expect the event to help local businesses and organizations promote home, garden, lifestyle, health and leisure products and services.
The Home and Garden Show is being sponsored by Professional Pride Realty LLC. and A Team Landscaping.
Voight, a Northfield Chamber of Commerce ambassador, said the event is “a way for the community to interact with each other and kind of celebrate spring.”
To her, the show will provide ideas and services available for homeowners regarding outdoor spaces and landscaping.
Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce Membership and Events Coordinator Jane Bartho said the food trucks will be a new feature at this year’s show.
Burrito Barista will serve breakfast burritos and specialty coffees. Potter’s Pasties, Uncle B’s Barbecue and Blue Coconut Barbecue will also be on hand.
Bartho expects six drawings throughout the day for a total of more than $500 in Chamber Bucks — used like cash at Chamber businesses — to take place. Winners must be present to win.
Bartho expects more than 65 vendors to attend the show, which she said is 30 percent more than the 2018 event. She said some of the new vendors include Millersberg Construction, Capital Construction, Upper Lakes Foods, Essential Carpet Cleaners, KMichael Homes and Norwex distributor Linda Rowan.
“We just need participants,” Bartho said. “The rest is up to the community.”
She said typical attendance at the Home and Garden Show has been between 700 to 800 people. She hopes more than 1,000 people attend this year’s event.
To her, the show is “just a great opportunity to meet and interact with your local businesspeople, service people.”
“You want to try new products, meet new people, spruce up your house, your yard, your life,” Bartho said.