The annual Home Show is brimming with practical ideas, real solutions and a host of applicable ideas to take home.  Show goers can talk to a number of area experts and learn about construction, decorating trends, accessories, cabinets, appliances and more –all in one place.

This year, the committee will once again dedicate show space to bring demonstrations and seminars back on the show floor. Some of the seminars include Patio Gardening, presented by Rich Hoffman, Live Nursery Specialist; Tara Zak of My Best Decorating — Finding Inspiration for Color Schemes; Deck finishes, cleaning, stripping  with Rust Oleum’s Restore deck finishes, presented by John Costic; and Building a Hanging Daybed, presented by Andy Towner, Product Specialist Exteriors.

The Home Show committee is also introducing a theme to each night of the show.

WPIG-FM – Friday Night Wine / Brew Walk — Enjoy tastes from NYS wineries, Brooklyn Brewery, Samuel Adams, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company and even our very own Four Mile Brewing Co.   Show goers of age receive three free taste tix.  Additional taste tickets will be available for purchase.

WMXO-FM – Saturday Handyman Contest — We want to find out just who is the Olean Area’s best handyman or woman! Each contestant has three “fix-it” challenges.  The one who completes in the quickest time with satisfaction from the judges wins!

Colonial Media – Sunday Every 30 Minutes Raffles — In addition to the show grand prize, just for SUnday attendees, the home show will be giving away gift certificates from the home show vendors every 30 minutes on Sunday.

The Cattaraugus County Health Department will be hosting their Water Tasting Test on Saturday during the Home Show.  Each year, the home show has a show theme and show colors.  This year, the overall show theme is  “Put Some Spring into Spring.”  The Show will have a teal and white  color scheme that plays a part in the judging criteria.

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 jump-start to their sales season, and the show provides them with many opportunities/sales to carry them for the year!

More than 70 of the area’s leading businesses are expected to exhibit their wares and services at the show, scheduled from Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19th at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, 551 East State Street in Olean, across from Bradner’s Stadium.  Show hours will be Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at (716) 372-4433 or email