Show wraps up Sunday at 5:00 pm
AMHERST-Sold out. Those two words are music to the ears of Heather Gunning, organizer of the Amherst home show for the second year in a row.
“This is my second year organizing the home show,” stated Gunning, a native of Alma, New Brunswick who spent thirty-five years in Kamloops, British Columbia organizing home shows.
When she learned that the home show had lay dormant for a year, Gunning was anxious to rejuvenate it. “Every little town should have a home show.”
No fewer than 68 vendors from Amherst, Springhill, Halifax, Lower Sackville, Moncton and Sackville, New Brunswick attempted to sell their wares to a steady stream of customers (150-175 per hour) on Saturday.
Among the food vendors on hand were Jeannie’s Decorative Cakehouse and Catering Service that books such events as weddings and office luncheons.
Another vendor was Postech, an all-Canadian fabricated business (based out of Montreal, Quebec) that specializes in galvanized steel and augered piles.
“It’s nice to see everything that the county has to offer,” stated home show goer Julie McCormick on Saturday. “I think that it is just great.”
Aside from potentially great deals and discounts, why else do people come to home shows such as the one held in Amherst from May 3 through 5?
“Home ideas such as landscaping, renovations is a big one, as well as health and beauty products,” explains Gunning. “We have a good mixture of exhibits, which also includes travel and tourism,” Gunning adds.
Town of Amherst councilor Lisa Emery was promoting such local tourism events as the Blueberry Harvest Festival, which will be taking place August 16-18. Activities include a blueberry breakfast, farmer’s markets, children’s activities, evening entertainment, fashion show and blueberry gala evening.
The Amherst home show wraps up on Sunday, running from 10:00 until 5:00 pm at the Amherst Stadium. The price of admission is $5.00.