Renovating or redecorating? Whatever the project, the Home Show is your all-access pass for everything related to your home and garden.

The Greater Olean Area Home & Garden Show, presented by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its 48 corporate sponsors, kicks off this Friday, April 12 and runs through Sunday, April 14 at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, 551 East State Street in Olean (across from Bradner’s Stadium).

The first 150 people through the doors on Saturday, April 13 will receive a complimentary Dunkin’ Donuts Travel Mug.

Attendees will experience 72 vendors showcasing the latest home designs and interior decorating concepts.

“We like to think of this event as a rite of spring for the greater Olean area,” stated Nancy Morgan, GOACC membership coordinator. “As the weather warms up, people start thinking about improving their homes.”

The show offers visitors a chance to check out the latest products and services. All under one roof, visitors have access to the finest homebuilders and home improvement specialists throughout the region.

Show goers can talk to a number of area experts and learn about construction, decorating trends, accessories, cabinets, appliances and more. Displays will include patios, window replacement, siding, heating and air conditioning, pools, spas, furniture, computer technology and much more.  Also, representatives from local banks, homebuilders and insurance companies will be on hand to meet visitors.

The Cattaraugus County Health Department will be hosting their annual Water Tasting Test on Saturday from noon–4 p.m., where you can sample and vote for the best tasting municipal water

Home Depot will present three demonstrations this weekend. On Saturday 11 a.m.–2 p.m., kids will have a ball at the Home Depot Kids’ Workshop, where they’ll get a free project kit they can complete and take home. They’ll also receive a free, kid-sized orange apron and an achievement pin for a job well done. Parental supervision is required

On Saturday 2–4 p.m. and on Sunday 1–4 p.m., check out Home Depot’s Restore Clinic. Deck Restore is the smart alternative to deck replacement that revives and protects wood surfaces as well as composite decking, stairs, docks and more.

The returning exhibitors say the show is one of the best ways to market their products and services to potential customers. The Home Show is always a jumpstart to their sales season. The show provides them with many opportunities and sales to carry them for the year! It’s a great way to support local businesses.

A fully constructed, 1,493-square-foot Eisenhower home sponsored by and built by Owl Homes of Allegany will inspire visitors with ways to plan and create their dream house from concept to completion. The Eisenhower’s open floor plan features a kitchen across from a large 24-foot living room that is loaded with hickory cabinets accented with black cubby storage areas and black appliances set off by the double (two) 18-cubic-foot refrigerators. The value-priced home, featuring three large bedrooms with walk-in closets and two baths, has a master bath loaded with hickory cabinets, a garden-style tub and extended open-storage vanity. With the well-sized rooms, features and value pricing, this home is perfect for a family starting out or those looking toward their retirement golden years.

The prizes of the Times Herald/Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Home Depot of Olean are: Grand Prize – Barnsley 5-piece outdoor dining set (retail value $399), Second Prize – Arrow gazebo (retail value $199), Third Prize – outdoor fireplace (retail value $159), and Fourth Prize – 22” charcoal grill (retail value $79.88).

The food concessioner will be the Randy’s Up the River offering chili, hot dogs, Philly cheese steak, pasta salad, nachos and other treats. Admission to the show is $3 adults and $2 students/seniors.

For more information on the show, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 372-4433 or email at

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