Amish Country Home & Garden Show has grown to include 150 vendors; begins Thursday

Amish Country Home & Garden Show features high quality products

By KELLEY MOHR Staff Writer Published:

The Amish Country Home & Garden Show is Feb. 28-March 2 at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton, centrally located between Cleveland and Columbus in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country.

The show runs from 1-7 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

With a goal to bring the resources of the "big city" to rural centers, the Amish Country Home and Garden Show is a place for people to fulfill all of their home and garden needs, said JW Promotions Chief Executive Officer Jody Witzky.

Representatives from numerous industries will be at the Buckeye Event Center to display, demonstrate and explain countless products to satisfy every home and garden need.

The show features some of the area's finest Amish handcrafted furniture and cabinetry, with booths representing the area's local businesses and hundreds of exhibitors displaying home and garden products of the finest quality.

"At this show, you can expect to find the finest crafted furniture and kitchen cabinetry in the state," said Witzky. "The craftsmanship and the quality of the products that are sold is what sets the precedence for the show."

The items, much of which is Amish-made, attract visitors from all over the state and beyond.

Due to this level of craftsmanship, the number of vendors and visitors attending the show has continued to grow, said Witzky.

In 2012, the show underwent a more than 40 percent increase in traffic. An additional 8,000 square feet of exhibitor space this year will allow for even more exhibitors to offer products and services.

This year, the show has grown from 105 vendors to more than 150 vendors.

"We've gained more room to allow us to make the show a lot bigger," said Witzky. "There's a lot of variety this year."

The show's inventory covers everything from lawn mowers, home d├ęcor and garage doors to gourmet knives and gardening equipment. There really is something for everybody, said Witzky.

"We have everything, A to Z, that has to do with the home and garden," he said.

In addition to offering home and outdoor products, the show will also feature how-to clinics, cooking demonstrations, performances and giveaways, and the on-site kitchen will put out homemade ice cream, pies and sandwiches.

Clinics will teach participants the ins and outs of home and farm financing, while other seminars will discuss spray-form vitamins and the advantages of natural fertilizers.

For the first time, the event features a Health Expo featuring vendors, speakers and representatives from everything health related. This includes medical tests and screenings provided by Aultman Medical Center and Wooster Community Hospital, speakers and other health-related programs touching on everything from retirement communities to vitamin companies.

"We have over 150 vendors and growing. People are spreading the word about this show and coming in to see the products. Come in and see why it's such a growing and popular show."

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger. Senior citizens receive $1 off admission. Parking is also free. The Buckeye Event Center is located at 624 Henry St. Dalton, right off state Route 30. For more information, call Jody Witzky at 740-397-7788.

Reporter Kelley Mohr can be reached at 330-674-5676 or kmohr@the-daily-record.com.

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