Spring is on its way and with it, thoughts of sprucing up the home and garden.
It’s the perfect time to start thinking about garden starts and room remodels as the temperatures rise and the days start to get longer.
The 34th annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show, to be held March 8–10 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in
Lynden, will put you in touch with all the local experts you need to plan out the projects you may have in mind. Sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County (BIAWC), the show will host more than 200 exhibitors and offers free seminars at the Garden Walk Stage to get you the know-how you need to start off on the right foot.
A presentation by Ciscoe Morris on “Must Have Plants for the Spring Garden,” sponsored by Phil Dyer of Sterling Real Estate, will be held on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
Other featured seminars include “Aging in Place,” “Cultivating Mushrooms” and “Color Inspirations for Your Home.” A full seminar schedule is available at whatcomhomeshow.com
Something new for attendeees this year is the chance to whet their whistle on local craft beers during the craft beer tasting and homebrew talks.
Friday and Saturday night from 5 to 8 p.m., ticket holders will have the opportunity to taste six craft beers at designated booths. Special homebrew talks will be held on the seminar stage during the tasting and will include a homebrew demonstration. The first 500 ticket holders will receive a commemorative tasting glass provided by Bellingham Bay Builders.
Tasting tickets are $5, plus show admission.
Local appliance dealer DeWaard & Bode and radio station KAFE 104.1FM have teamed up to give away a daily prize, which
will total $10,000 over the course of the three-day show. Stop by their booth to enter to win either a Jenn-Air Euro Stainless slide in kitchen package valued at $6,396, a Whirlpool Duet Steam front-load laundry set valued at $3,100 or a Weber Gas Grill valued at $999.
Whatcom County students are invited to find poetic inspiration from the oddest of muses: paint. The contest encourages students grades 6–12 to create an original poem based on the name of single paint chip, a palette or group of paint chips and the emotions those names evoke.
Poems will be judged by a jury of local poets and will be displayed during the show.
The Whatcom County Home & Garden Show is open to the public on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults over 16, $6 for seniors over 55 and free for children under 16.