The P.E.I. Home Show this weekend marks 29 years of showcasing the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and related industries of Prince Edward Island.
The show, taking place at the Charlottetown Civic Centre, is ideal for Islanders to plan their new homes, make additions and renovations as well as gardening purchases.
The latest trends, ideas and innovations for the home are on display with 120 exhibiting companies showcasing their products during the three-day home show that is expected to draw nearly 12,000 people.
In conjunction with Live for Today Pools, spas and Saunas, all visitors to the P.E.I. Home Show can enter to win a Serenity Special Edition Hot Tub. Visitors can also enter to win a Fujitsu Ductless Split Heat Pump from Atlantic Heating & Cooling Solutions.
Visitors too can enter to win an outdoor pondless kit from Island Grow Sod & Landscaping.
The P.E.I. Office of Energy Efficiency will be on-site delving out tips on how to help homeowners save money. Visitors to their booth have a chance to win an iPad mini.
The King Cole Maritime Kitchen will provide an interactive feature showcasing and offering samplings of tea and other products. Red Shores Race Track & Casinos are presenting demonstrations with Chef Andrew Smith. These will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Civic Centre on the main stage.
The ever popular Dairy Farmers of Canada are back again offering their tasty cheese seminars.
The Guardian also has a booth at the show.
Over the last 29 years, the P.E.I. Home Show has also given back to the community by supporting local nonprofit organizations. This year that includes the P.E.I. Special Olympics and Crime Stoppers. The event is sponsored by The Guardian.
The home show, which opened at noon, runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 10 and up. Children under 10 get in free.