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The Annual Rochester Home & Garden Show is coming to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center March 24th and 25th.  This event has become a tradition here in the Finger Lakes Region as a sign that spring will actually happen!

Us Rochesterians are a tough crowd. We can handle the months of cold wind and blowing snow, and even the icy roads on our way to work. (Let’s not even mention the ice we scrape from our windshields) But it sure is nice when the birds start singing and the daffodil leaves are poking out of the ground!

The Rochester Home & Garden show takes over two entire floors of the Riverside Convention Center and boasts more than 200 exhibitors each and every year. Inside the show you’ll find just about everything for in and around your home.  Except flowers. It is, after all, March – in Rochester.  We can force a few bulbs and bushes to bloom for you… but be realistic!  Lots of great landscape professionals are on hand though to help you plan that summer garden. They can help with your plantings, patio, outdoor kitchen, pool or spa and pergola too!

If you are thinking of remodeling, this is the place to be. Plenty of remodelers and construction professionals are on hand to help you plan your dream kitchen or bath, add a room on to your home, or finish off that dreary basement.  Need a new roof, replacement windows or a shiny new front door?  You’ll find just about every option imaginable here.

But that’s not all. You’ll find custom railings, decks, rental equipment, mattresses, heating & cooling pros, curbing, closet organizing, designers, and much, much more.  We even have more than 20 artisans with hand crafted items to take home with you. Like a summer festival in March!  Take your time… browse the aisles. Talk to industry experts.  Collect business cards and brochures.  Because sure enough you’ll need their services soon.

Wait! That’s not all you’ll find at the Home & Garden Show!  We have wine tastings from great Finger Lakes wineries, and even a local craft spirits distillery. You’ll want to stop by on your way out and bring a bottle or two home with you! Culinary demonstrations?  Yes! We have two stages with culinary demos. You’ll even find delicious tastings.

Bringing the kids? From 11am till 3pm both days there is free face painting and balloon animals. How about feeding live butterflies?  You heard that right. This is great for ‘kids’of all ages!  What better place to be on a Saturday or Sunday in March when you live in the Rochester area?

Here’s a link to the site where you’ll find hours and pricing. With the coupon online tickets are just $6 each and children 12 and under are always free.  Join us, won’t you?

And remember. All year round, when you are looking to hire a great contractor to do work at your home, you’ll find them at www.FindTheHomePros.com.