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22nd Annual Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show Announces 2012 Schedule

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PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show, Maine’s leading annual home improvement show, returns to the Cumberland County Civic Center on Feb. 18-19. This year marks the 22nd edition of the show, which is the foremost occasion for Maine homeowners and renters to learn about products and services for home updates, improvements and remodeling.

In 2012, the show features over 180 exhibitors showcasing the latest home improvement products and services for budgets large and small. Exhibitor categories include building and remodeling, kitchens and bathrooms, outdoor living, furnishing and décor, green living, and much more. Exhibitors include Certa Pro Painters, Castle Kitchens, Hancock Lumber, Port City Flooring and Owens Corning.

Informative Seminars and Clinics
Experts will host informative seminars and clinics throughout the weekend on topics such as What to Look for When Hiring a Contractor, Home Automation Made Easy, Declutter and Organize Your Home, Save Money and Energy with Home Energy Audits, and Geothermal for Homeowners.

“Attendees at this year’s show will be able to learn how to add value to their home; save money by improving their home’s energy efficiency; and beautify their home, apartment or yard for year-round enjoyment,” said show co-producer Beth Alles. “The breadth of information available at the show is amazing and suited to all tastes and budgets.”

Chef Demonstration Series Returns
Again this year, the popular Meet the Chefs cooking series provides attendees the opportunity to learn from and sample the talents of top area chefs. Meet the Chefs is hosted by Cabot Creamery’s Candace Karu, and will feature talent from David’s 388, The Grill Room & Bar, The Front Room Restaurant & Bar, The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar, Black Tie Catering, Northeast Flavor, Black Betty’s Bistro and more.

First-time participants include author and instructor Kathy Gunst of the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School; Dana Moos, bed and breakfast operator and author of the new cookbook, The Art of Breakfast; and Shannon Bard from Zapoteca.

Crafts, Gifts, Art and Prizes
The works of many of the area’s most talented artisans, craft food producers and vendors of garden accessories and home décor will be available for purchase during both days of the show. Vendor prizes, giveaways and a Habitat for Humanity raffle round out the weekend opportunities.

Show Hours
Saturday, February 18 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 19 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ticket Pricing and Availability
Tickets are available at the Cumberland County Civic Center box office.
Adults – $8
Seniors 65+ – $6
Youth 6 – 16 – $5
Children under six are admitted free.

The Cumberland County Civic Center is located at the corner of Spring Street and Center Street in downtown Portland. Nearby street, garage and lot parking is available.

For a complete list of exhibitors, schedule of events, Meet the Chefs schedule and other news, visit the show’s website at www.homegardenflowershow.com.

For more information,  call (866) 295-6438.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Thom Householder

Telephone Number: (866)295-6438

Website: http://www.homegardenflowershow.com