outside-254716_1920Whether you are looking for ways to remodel your home, decorate, build a new one or explore creative landscaping, you’ll find millions of ideas and everything for the home—inside and out—at this year’s home show!

The Greater Olean Area Home Show, sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its 50 corporate sponsors, is scheduled from Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9 at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, 551 East State Street in Olean, across from Bradner 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.

The Greater Olean Area Home Show is an excellent opportunity for home consumers to view the latest innovations, compare products and visit with experts.  At this year’s show, you’ll find a wide variety of products and ideas for the do-it- yourselfers, interior decorating trends, contractor services, energy-saving products, lawn and garden equipment, room additions, replacement and new windows, doors, siding, roofing, fireplaces, bathrooms, kitchens and much more.

The Home Show committee has brought back a theme to each night of the show!

WPIG-FM – Friday Garden Party Night. A plant giveaway for the first 100 customers into the show courtesy of Miller’s Farm Market; cooking with herbs class; gardening hands on workshop, even the kids can take in the action and plant their own tomato seedling — all Friday!

WMXO-FM – Saturday Wine/Brew Walk. Enjoy tastes from NYS wineries and microbreweries and even our very own Four Mile Brewing Co.   Show goers of age receive one free taste tix.  Additional taste tickets will be available for purchase.

THE MOUNTAIN – SUNDAY EVERY :30 MINUTES RAFFLES — In addition to the show grand prize, the home show will be giving away gift certificates from the home show vendors every 30 minutes on Sunday.  These are just for those who attend Sunday!

The Cattaraugus County Health Department will be hosting their Water Tasting Test in the lobby on Saturday during the Home Show.  Attendees can sample and vote for the best tasting municipal water in Cattaraugus County.

Each year, the home show has a show theme and show colors.  This year, the overall show theme is  “#LOVEwhereYOUlive.”  The Show will have a BLUE and RED 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.  The show provides them with many opportunities and sales to carry them for the year!

The Home Show will also have seminars / demos throughout the weekend.  On Friday, April 7, the schedule includes: 6 p.m. Growing & Using Fresh Herbs, Shanna Miller; 7 p.m. Decking and Siding Options, 84 Lumber; and 7:30 p.m.

Hands on Gardening continues, tomato plants take home, Shanna Miller.

Saturday, April 8, enjoy the following seminars:  12 p.m. Wine and Design ($10 fee, preregister) with Ashlee DeArmitt; 1:30 p.m. How to Choose the Right Color Choices for Your Home, Joan Pingitore; 2:30 p.m. Painting Techniques, Home Depot; and 4 p.m. Intro to Oils Class, Young Living Oils, Debby Poydock-Whipple distributor.

Sunday, April 9, the schedule includes: 12 p.m. Furniture Painting Tips and Tricks, Inspired by Peaches; and 1 p.m. Deck Finishing Class, Home Depot.

Sign up to win the Home Show GRAND PRIZE – Home Depot of Olean has donated a Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill in Stainless Steel with Side Burner and Black Cabinet (retail value of $199).

The food concession will be the Randy’s Up the River offering chili, hot dogs, Philly cheese steak, pasta salad, nachos, and more.  Admission to the show is $4 adults, $3 students/seniors, and only for children 16 and under are FREE.

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