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2019 Spring HOME SHOWS

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Happy spring, Alaskans! Now that you’ve had all winter to perfect that list of home improvement projects, the home show season is here! From Fairbanks to the Kenai Peninsula, each show will feature countless new ideas and products in building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping and other home-related services. Whether you’re planning a minor renovation or major remodel, we know these shows will help inspire and motivate you to start planning with confidence. Here are some highlights of upcoming shows.

Kenai Peninsula Builders Association
Home Show

April 6-7

Soldotna Regional Sports Complex

SATURDAY 9 am-6 pm
SUNDAY 11 am-5 pm

At the 40th Annual Home Show, presented by the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association and Spenard Builders Supply, come see “Humble beginnings and strong ambitions; the Kenai Peninsula - built upon for decades." This year’s show will highlight the Peninsula’s growth with a "Then and Now" presentation, put on by the Kenai Historical Society.

The Kenai Peninsula’s oldest and largest trade show will feature over 140 exhibits with vendors from across Alaska and the lower 48, as well as a large “marketplace” to shop for home or business. You’ll find custom wood furniture and cabinetry, home security systems, garden supplies, home decorators, building supplies, custom home builders, home mortgage and loan information, spas, cash giveaways, hundreds of door prizes and much more – all under one roof.

In keeping with the home show tradition, a raffle will be held to benefit the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association’s scholarship fund. Each year, the KPBA awards thousands of dollars to Kenai Peninsula students who are pursuing building-related careers. In past years, KPBA members have built greenhouses, garden sheds, saunas, gazebos, playhouses and storage sheds, and they’re inviting you to come see – and possibly win! – what they have to offer this year. There will also be door prize giveaways every 10 minutes throughout the show.

Stay tuned for information on the exciting seminars at the show – details will be available in the Home Show Brochure, published by The Peninsula Clarion and at the door.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students, and children under the age of 12 and active military personnel are admitted free.

For info, call 283-8071.

2019 Anchorage Home Show

April 12-14

Alaska Airlines Center

FRIDAY 12-8 pm
SATURDAY 10 am-7 pm
SUNDAY 10 am-5 pm

The Anchorage Home Show returns for its 59th year, showcasing more than 150 vendors at the Alaska Airlines Center. The longest-running trade show in the state attracts thousands of attendees every year, with more than 5,000 attendees last year.

Throughout the weekend, check out the informative seminars on a variety of topics: Learn about the Anchorage housing market, how to obtain financing and complete the construction of your home, how to choose the best roofing and many more seminars given by home show vendors.
Continuing an effort to empower women, the show will give away pink toolkits to the first 100 women each day of the event.

General admission is $10, $8 for seniors and military, and free for kids 12 and under.
And if you’re in the market for a new home, don’t miss the annual Spring Preview of Homes on April 27-28 from 1-5 pm. Check out the condos, townhouses and single-family homes in the Anchorage and Eagle River areas. For a map, visit ahba.net.

For more info, call 522-3605.

Mat-Su Home Show

April 26-28

Curtis D. Menard Sports Center, Wasilla

FRIDAY 12-6 pm
SATURDAY 10 am-6 pm
SUNDAY 10 am-4 pm

Dream, plan and build at the 39th Annual Mat-Su Home Builders Spring Home Show, the largest show in the Mat-Su Valley featuring more than 100 vendors and drawing thousands of attendees. Find the right builder, lender, supplier, subcontractor and more to complete your next project!

Come see the latest in building trends, enjoy tasty bites from local food trucks and listen for hourly door prize winners throughout the day.

General admission is $5 and free for active military and children under 12. On Friday, the show will once again be holding a food drive, and admission is free with 5 cans of food. On Sunday, seniors (65+) are free from 10 am-12 pm.

That same weekend, the Mat-Su Home Builders Association is also hosting the Spring Preview of Homes from 11 am-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Explore the housing market in the Valley while touring beautiful homes. Stay tuned for more information at matsuhomebuilders.com.

For info, call 376-2620.

IABA Home Show

March 22-24

Carlson Center, Fairbanks

FRIDAY 2-8 pm
SATURDAY 10 am-6 pm
SUNDAY 11 am-5 pm

The 35th Annual IABA Home Show is a major community event for people interested in every aspect of northern living. As the only home show in Fairbanks, it has become the unofficial kick-off to spring and the building season in the Fairbanks community. From financing to new construction to remodeling and refurnishing, it’s all in one location on one floor with lots of free parking. Take part in the free seminars going on all weekend with tips and advice for improving your home and saving money.

At this year’s show, expect to be not only informed, but also entertained: Vendors are encouraged to decorate their booths to match this year’s theme, “Build Your Fairy Tale Home.” The Lowe's team, for example, always puts on a show for kids and adults alike with extravagant decorations at its tables.
Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free.

For more info, call 474-9082.