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Home & Garden show returns to Coliseum

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The 40th annual Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show returns to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Feb. 28 – Mar. 3

More than 650 exhibitors will be on hand as 50,000 people are expected to visit over the four days. Guests will find the latest on home and garden products and services. Home and garden experts will be on hand, including celebrity Jeff Holper, known as “The Mole Hunter.” Jyll Everman, a 2011 Food Network Star finalist, and Erica Glasener, host of HGTV’s “A Gardener’s Diary” will also have sessions throughout the weekend.

Alex Babich, popular morel mushroom hunter, is also slated for a 2013 appearance.

Tours of various gardens and landscaping areas will also be available.

The popular kids’ area also returns for 2013. An interactive themed “Old McDonald’s Farm” can entertain children of all ages with hands-on exhibits, a petting zoo, adoptable pets, and ballet and martial arts demonstrations.

Event organizer Karen Tejera said the Master Gardener’s Stage will be a busy area once again. Sessions will include urban forest examination, perennials, herb gardening, rain barrels, tomatoes, butterflies, shrubs, hydrangeas, and soil.

“We always love seeing so many friends and colleagues who have been along on this ride with us for 40 years,” Tejera said in a statement. “We work year-round to present the best show possible for Fort Wayne. The people who live here in the Tri-State area have so much pride in their homes, and we love being able to bring them the best and newest in home and garden products and services every year. We do our best to make the show a one-stop-shop for all things home and garden, and to make it an entertaining event that’s a great destination for the entire family.”

“We are so grateful for the support and friendship of the people of Fort Wayne and surrounding areas, for 40 years now, and look forward to bringing the show to all of you for many, many years to come!”

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+), and children under 15 are free. Parking at the Coliseum is $4.

The Home and Garden Show runs Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A $2 coupon off admission is available by clicking here .

NewsChannel 15 is a proud sponsor of the event and will broadcast LIVE from the event Thursday and Friday on First News, Noon, First at 5, and at 6. WANE-TV will also have a booth at the event with free giveaways. Make sure and stop by to meet your favorite members of the NewsChannel 15 team on Saturday and Sunday.

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