The weather may be gloomy outside, but a taste of spring and warmer weather await those attending this year's Home and Garden Show.
The 21st Annual offering, organized by members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, has a mix of new and seasoned vendors alike, all designed to "pique people's interest" according to Donnie Crain, president of the chamber.
Crain said he hopes people will come out to the show to get "new ideas and opportunities for some great home and garden projects."
The show is set to take place from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at the civic center located at 1702 South Main, Grove.
Admission is $3 per person per day or $5 for a weekend pass. Children 16 and under are free, when accompanied by an adult.
This year, chamber officials will offer hourly presentations by participating vendors.
Crain said vendors will have a chance to tell participants about their businesses and what they offer to improve their lives, homes and gardens.
Other new items include hourly door prizes.
"We have some great prizes that have been donated - to include a grill, large screen tv, and many other great things," Crain said. "Best yet there is no cost to enter; tickets are free with the cost of admission."
Crain said people must be present to win and a schedule of the door prize giveaways will be posted inside the show.
Also new this year, the Longhorn Saloon food truck serving food and inside the show Ott's Concessions will sell root beer and pork rinds.
"[This] is a quality show with a great variety of products and services represented," Crain said. "[It's an] opportunity to visit with knowledgeable, experienced professionals to answer your questions and help make your home and garden dreams come true."
Crain as in past years, the center court displays will showcase outdoor living and gardening areas.
"Even if people have attended previous Home and Garden Shows, with the number of new vendors plus new offerings from show favorites, this year's show will be a whole new experience and inspiration for those with ideas for projects at their home - inside and out," Crain said. "The most valuable benefit of going to the show is seeing and meeting our approximately 80 vendors, experts in their field.
"Experienced, knowledgeable folks who look forward to the interaction with the crowd and sharing with them those things that they offer to help folks live what we all like to refer to as 'The Grand Life.'"
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9079.
This year's vendors, as of press time, for the Home and Garden Show include:
A Grand Landscape
Advantagse Exterior Works
AEP Public Service Company of Oklahoma
B&B Heat & Air, Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Anderson
Bolt Fiber Optic Services
Compassionate Care Solutions
Damsel In Defense
Distinctive Home Products
Double Down Asphalt- Late sent to Pam separate
Eubanks Outdoor Power
Five Star Ranch & Home
Four Seasons Sunrooms
Goat Mowing By Hale Farms
Grand Country Pest Control
Grand Excavating & Septic Systems
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees Quilt Guild
Grove Citizens Academy Alumni Association
Grove Muncipal Services
Home Improvements LLC
Keller Wiliams Realty
Kubota Center Grove
Midwest Exterior Products
Monkey Island Winery
Moonlit Gallery - Late sent to Pam Separate
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
Note-Able Homestead Workshop
OU College of Pharmacy - Late sent to Pam separate
Patricia Island Country Club
Quality Fireplace & Stoves
R & D Lawncare and Landscape
Ray Roberts Construction
Re/Max Grand Lake
Re-Bath of Tulsa - Late sent to Pam separate
Renewal By Anderson
Ronco Construction - Late sent to Pam separate
Sears Home Improvement Products, Inc.
Second Chance Pet Rescue
Signs By Sikorski
The Cole Organization
The Fireplace & More Store
Triad Eye Institute
Trinity Stone Works
Vesta Foundation Solutions
Webb Insurance Agency
Welch State Bank
Woodbridge Home Exteriors