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Jamestown Renaissance Corporation
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is coming to downtown Jamestown on Saturday April 1st from 10 am to 4 pm. Presented by Mike’s Nursery, the free event will be held at the Northwest Arena, formerly the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena.
“Historically this event was focused on gardening. Over the years, we added home improvement features to make it the only true garden and home show in the area,” said Mary Maxwell, neighborhood project associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “We’ve combined everything the community loved about our popular garden fair with all the things you’d come to expect from a home improvement show. Community members put this on their calendar as a one stop shop to get their homes and gardens ready for the summer season,” said Maxwell.
Features of the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show include landscape designers, craft vendors, home improvement experts, kid’s craft activities, local nonprofit organizations, DIY demonstrations, prizes, food and retail vendors, and gardening workshops. New this year, Lowes ProServices is partnering with Sherwin Williams to offer an educational workshop for those looking to expand their knowledge of paint techniques. Painting experts will guide participants through different paint finishes and color schemes and offer tips to get professional-looking results for DIY painting projects.
In partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and other area professionals, the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show offers educational garden and home improvement seminars throughout the day. Topics in the past have included raised-bed gardening, home energy conservation, food preservation and canning, tips to prevent garden damage from wildlife, how to identify and remove lead-based paint, and many others.
“We are very excited to sponsor this popular community event for another year,” said Mike Krauth, owner of Mike’s Nursery. “This is a great opportunity for area residents to talk with indoor and outdoor home and garden professionals about projects and have their questions answered,” said Krauth. Mike’s Nursery will be giving away free tomato seedlings to event guests while supplies last.
Vendor spaces are still available for home improvement, gardening, or craft related businesses. For information, or to sign up to become a vendor, please call 716-664-2477 ext. 226. For general information on the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show, please visit www.GrowJamestown.com or check out the event’s Facebook page.
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation supports downtown and neighborhood revitalization in Jamestown, NY by promoting reinvestment, stakeholder engagement, and innovation.