Cal Expo hosts huge event Friday-Sunday
Vendors for patios, landscaping, barbecues and more will be at the original
Sacramento Home & Garden Show this weekend. (Photo courtesy Sacramento Home & Garden Show)
Another sign of normalcy: The original Sacramento Home & Garden Show returns to Cal Expo.
Friday through Sunday, the granddaddy of local home shows will fill three buildings at the State Fair grounds with the latest in home and garden ideas.
This will be the organizers’ 41st Spring Sacramento show. After so many home shows and fairs were canceled by the pandemic, vendors are excited to greet potential customers back to browse their products and services.
“Meet and learn from top local experts in a casual, comfortable, no-pressure environment,” say the organizers. “You’ll see the newest in landscaping, gardening, patios, fencing, decks, heating and air, solar, insulation, remodeling, new construction, plumbing, kitchens, baths, closets, home furnishings, appliances, lighting, roofing, painting, gutters, home security, windows, doors, siding, tile, stone, granite, BBQs, pools, spas and more.”
That’s quite a list! Vendors will be spread out, so there will be room for social distancing. Several vendors will be set up outdoors. In line with relaxed mandates, face masks will be optional.
Show hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March 4; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6.
Admission is $7; seniors, $4. Parking: $10. Cal Expo is located at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.
Advance tickets and more details are available online at www.sachomeandgardenshow.com.
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