By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2020
Visit Claremore Special Events Manager Kendel Stocker (left) and Director Tanya Andrews (right) are coordinating their efforts to the upcoming Claremore Home & Garden Show.
With warmer weather just around the corner, home and property owners around northeast Oklahoma are eyeing which home, garden, or farm projects they’re hoping to undertake during the spring season.
Many can find all they’re looking for at the annual Claremore Home & Garden Show, with vendor applications now being accepted.
“We’re wanting to let vendors and exhibitors everywhere know that we’re now accepting applications for the 2020 Home & Garden Show,” said Tanya Andrews, executive director, Claremore Expo and Visit Claremore. “The show itself is an opportunity for us to showcase many of our local and regional retail, commercial and industrial partners.
“Spring is right around the corner, and there are a large assortment of home improvement companies, lawn and garden companies, and specialists and remodeling companies, such as Marble Elegance, who will be on-hand with beautiful marble pieces on display for bathroom updates, kitchen countertops, etc., who will be present for the public to come meet with them, learn what they have to offer, and make their spring improvement plans in a friendly, ‘one-stop-shop’ event,” she continued. “This (event) is a great way for a consumer to be able to come into one venue and find, for example, a roofing company, HVAC, home repair and remodeling companies, flower and plant tips for the spring, pest control, propane – there’s a very wide variety of companies and services, all in one room, so it’s the ideal location for both the event attendees as well as the vendors, who will get exposure to literally thousands of people and potential future customers over the course of a weekend.”
Plants, gardens, gardening supplies and information will be available at the three-day Home & Garden Show.
Typically, the three-day event draws vendors from across Rogers and Tulsa counties, with a few from Oklahoma City, as well.
“Something else that bears mentioning is that this show is free – there’s no admission,” she said. “Folks can come in, peruse at their leisure, talk with the vendors, get to hear what they have to offer, and it’s definitely not a high-pressure sales event, it’s the chance to get to know contractors and retail owners in the area, and for them, in turn, to reconnect with customers from previous years and to get to know new, potential future customers. Not all of the vendors are even selling anything, but will be there to interact with the public and offer their expert advice in their areas of expertise.”
“Look at all the flooding in Oklahoma that happened last year,” noted Kendel Stocker, special events manager, Visit Claremore. “Even all these months later, there are many people who still need work done to their homes, their property, etc., and this would be the perfect chance for homeowners to connect with the right contractors.”
With ample but limited space, Stocker encouraged potential vendors to submit their applications early, if possible, with varying spaces available in Expo Hall to accommodate a variety of vendor’s needs. All booth rentals include an 8’ table, two chairs, 3’ side drapes, exhibitor badges and an electric hook up.
Exhibitor move-in hours will be 12-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2 and 8-10 a.m. Friday, April 3, with the event to be held Friday, April 3, through Sunday, April 5.
Vendor applications should be submitted and paid in full by March 27.
“What sets our event apart from others, although it may be a smaller atmosphere than shows like it in Tulsa, etc., would be that our partners, our sponsors help keep this free of charge,” Andrews said. “The public doesn’t have to worry about an admission charge, parking is free, and much of the information provided by the vendors is free as well.”
The event is presented by the Rogers County Builders Association and Visit Claremore. Presenting sponsor this year is Vickrey Heat & Air, major sponsor Webb Outdoor Power Equipment, the DIY sponsor is RCB Bank, promotional sponsor BancFirst, hospitality sponsors are Midtown Rental, Warren CAT: Heavy Equipment Sales, AMC Mortgage, and Solid Rock Realtors.
The 2020 Claremore Home & Garden Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway in Claremore.
For more information about the event or exhibitor applications, contact Kendel Stocker at 918-342-5357, email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 or eat1@eau1eav1eaw1.
Farm fresh eggs, freshly baked cakes, pies, and more have been offered in years past at the Home & Garden show.
Marble Elegance of Claremore will be returning as an exhibitor at the 2020 Claremore Home & Garden Show.
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