As of Saturday, April 20, 2013
The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Company Home and Lifestyle Show will open Friday, April 26, at 5 p.m. at its new location at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.
The show continues Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. There is no admission charge for the public.
Hours for the show are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28.
The Home and Lifestyle Show is in its 33rd year and is the only show of its type in the Columbia Gorge. Attendees come from Cascade Locks and Stevenson to the west and east to Arlington.
“I am really excited about this year’s show,” said Gary Grossman, regional vice president of Bicoastal Media, the show producer. The move to the Civic has allowed us to make this the biggest show in recent history.”
“ Almost every possible space in the Civic is filled and we will have outside exhibits,” added Rick Cavagnaro, Bicoastal sales manager. “We have many new products, displays and demonstrations for folks this year.”
Along with contractors and builders with great home ideas, eco friendly building products and ideas, experts in bath and kitchen remodeling, countertops, barbecues, spices, rubs, and marinades, frozen slushy drinks, gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar in 20 plus flavors, landscaping, satellite services, home appliances, the latest HVAC products, over half of the show will feature new exhibitors.
American Clay Demos, cookware and cooking demonstrations, stamped concrete, alpaca clothing, assisted living, beauty products and also Miche Bags.
Mortgage and home finance experts will be there to help make your projects a reality as well as real estate professionals. Many exhibitors will be featuring free drawings for prizes in their booths and special pricing only available during the show.
This year’s featured food vendor is The Logs, with barbecue prepared right at the Home Show all three days.
Live broadcasts with exhibitor information will take place all three days on 97.7 KACI FM, with updates on KCGB 105.5 and 96.9, and 92.7 KMSW. Broadcasts will include interviews with exhibitors and attendees.
“Civic will be the busiest place in town during Cherry Festival,” said Civic manager and KACI FM Morning Show host Randy Haines. “We will be doing the video for the new Brewer’s Grade song release on Friday evening and hosting the Cherry Stomp Dance on Saturday night.”