There are approximately 104 booths, with about the same being sold each year, according to Home Show co-ordinator Al Porter.
“That’s 104 booths, but there are 69 different exhibitors,” he said. “A booth is 10 by 10, so if there is a multiple booth person, they would maybe have 10 booths, maybe 20 booths, 25 booths. But there are 104 10 by 10 booths available for selling.”
The event will be held Friday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a .m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 until 5. Proceeds from admission sales will go towards diabetes research and community involvement.
“This is one of our major fundraisers,” Porter said. “We have donated or built Cosmo Lodge. We give money out for scholarships for high schools in P.A. and area. We give to Camp Tamarack.”
Businesses from across the province attend the show.
“People display their goods, and they can sell them or take names. They can get information from customers to advertise their products,” Porter said.
The event, which is open to the public, has attracted thousands of people in the past.
“Depending on the year, we usually have between 2,500 and 3,500,” Porter said.
Entrance into the show is $3 per adult, with children younger than 12 getting in for free. The door prize is a $1,000 voucher from Lobstick Tours.
“We have our own 50/50 draw for people when they come in,” Porter said. “Some of the exhibitors probably will have prizes given away. They usually do. They have a draw box … We don’t dictate that at all.”