The 24th Annual Visalia Springfest – the South Valley’s largest home show – returns to the Visalia Convention Center, February 10, 11, and 12 with more than 350 exhibits featuring great ideas for every room of the house – inside and out – to bring your dreams to life!
LANDSCAPING & OUTDOOR LIVING
After opening their new Visalia store, The Patio Store returns to this year’s Springfest. If you are tired of replacing cushions and umbrellas every year or two, then check out their long-lasting durable fabrics and their made-in-America furniture frames with 15 to 20 year warrantees. And when you are at their booth, be sure to get your Treasure Hunt entry form stamped as they are giving away a 42-inch Round Fire Table!
In the Landscape Tent, experts at Evergreen Landscaping & Sprinklers can help you design and construct water features, sprinkler systems, outdoor lighting, concrete, flagstone, rock walls, dividers, gazebos, pavers, and fire pits. For landscaping, Melanie Mackenzie at Luis Nursery loves to talk plants and she can show you how to have a gorgeous, color garden using less water, but with more plant varieties – from blooming perennials and flowering vines to fruit and shade tree varieties! And, of course, the local Master Gardeners will be on-hand giving hour-long seminars during all three days of the show. But before you leave the tent, stop by and talk with Amy at Ideal Softubs. She can show you how to set up a new, low-cost spa in just a few hours.
This year, Springfest welcomes back the experts at The Home Depot who are always willing to provide some exciting options for home improvement. Inside Exhibit Hall East, they plan to feature state-of-the-art water and energy efficient appliances, vinyl flooring, and bath and shower displays. In addition, each day they will host hour-long seminars on topics including how to make simple and basic home repairs, ways to redecorate with paint, installing flooring, and window treatments.
For many homeowners, the backyard is a haven. Whether that includes entertaining, gardening, lounging, playing games, grilling, or even working, having a backyard to live your life in is part of what makes owning a home so special. So be sure to check out the latest innovations happening at Tuff Shed. Sure, there’s the storage of household goods, but have you considered all the other ways Tuff Shed can help to make a difference in your daily schedule? With one of their great, durable sheds, you can create a space for a home office, a She Shed, Man Cave, or even a place for the kids to hang out.
If you’re looking to remodel the kitchen or bath, then save time and money by scheduling a design consultation with Blain Remodeling. Although Bill Blain started building single-family homes in the South Valley in 1959, for the past 10 years in order to stay current with the ever-changing marketplace, they have perfected their remodeling skills. So with all of these many years of experience, there is no doubt this great group of construction specialists, under the direction of Steve Payton, can turn your dreams to reality.
For home décor, this year Hudson River Inlay, a small artist guild, joins the show in Exhibit Hall East. Their designs are nature-orientated with themes of wildlife, marine, flower, parks, etc., which they feel gives a person a sense of peace. Stop by and check out these new show products.
VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT MARKETPLACE
Want to be ready for the big day? Then stop and shop at Springfest’s Gift Marketplace.
Inside you will find local merchants like Tami at Funn Bags who carries a wide selection of purses, wallets, jewelry, hats, and clothing – stuff to make any woman’s dream come true. And if you like collectables, see the great selection of hunting knives at Judie’s Odds & Ends. But don’t leave the show without making your annual stop at the DeBrito Chocolate Factory display; the caramel apples alone will amaze you. DeBrito will also feature Valentine’s Gift Boxes ranging in price from $8-$40. At the Springfest Marketplace, you’ll find so many other items, just in time for you to get that perfect gift for your special someone.
ROMANTIC DINING & COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS
On Saturday and Sunday, local chefs will prepare dishes in the Springfest Cooking Demonstration Area to help you enhance your next romantic dinner. Chef Karl Merten of Café 225 returns to prepare his incredibly delicious grilled salmon. Chef Elaine Dakessian of Trés Bien will show you how to make three appetizers that would complement any romantic dinner. To top it off, two chefs from the Visalia Marriott will let you sample dishes from Zhou’s new menu.
This year the “new” Imagine-U Children’s Museum joins the spring home show. You can watch the kids as they create free form robots using smart cubes that connect magnetically or as they paint on a clear glass wall (easily cleaned up). In addition, outside on the Eucalyptus Courtyard, there will be tile painting available at Home Depot’s Kids Clinic. The activities are great fun for children of all ages.
PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS
At the show, have fun finding all of the Treasure Hunt booth locations (with a red star) for a chance to win one of the many merchant prizes being offered this year. The giveaways include a fire pit, an oriental rug, King Frosch imported wine, concert tickets, a Macy’s shopping spree, beautiful metal art, a chocolate-filled gift basket, and even a great weekend getaway at the Dolphin Bay Resort. Simply grab a form as you enter the show and get it stamped at each “enter-to-win” show location. Also be sure to have the kids enter to win a Valentine bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop at the Visalia Mall booth.
Show hours are:
Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
General (Adult) Admission is $8 and Senior Admission (65+) is $6.
Children under 12 and parking are free.
For more information, visit us on Facebook, or at www.VisaliaHomeShows.com or call (559) 713-4000.