JOHN DAY – Looking to change your interior decor? How about a hot tub?

Maybe what your place needs is a whole new makeover.

A good place to get started might be the annual Home, Garden and Outdoor Expo this Saturday, May 14, in Trowbridge Pavilion at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

The Expo runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and admission is free. 

Vendors, both local and from out of the area, will be on hand with an array of exhibits, products and ideas for home and garden. 

Among this year’s businesses: Better Blooms and Gardens, At Home America, Canyon Creek Woodworkers, Heisen Arts, Sue Cockrell Crafts and Cards, and Sunrise Construction.

Grant County Soil and Water Conservation will be on hand again this year, accepting myrtle spurge weeds at their “Purge your spurge” collecting site. People can bring in myrtle spurge weeds in exchange for free native plants, with a limit of 10. 

Fair manager Mary Weaver said that as a first-time gardener herself, she’s looking forward to the fair.

“There are going to be so many plants as well as classes that will help beginners like me,” Weaver said, adding that even long-time gardeners will find something new at the show.

Weaver said there will be a kettle-corn vendor out front, poor-boy sandwiches for sale inside, and coffee and rolls for the early birds.

Workshops on a variety of home crafts, will also be offered, for a nominal fee, by Grant County 4-H. 

To register or for more information on the workshops, call the Grant County office of OSU Extension at 541-575-1911.

For general information on the Home, Garden and Outdoor Expo, call the fair office at 541-575-1900.


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