PASCO, Wash. -- If your kitchen appliances need updating, the livingroom carpet's looking shabby or you're ready to build your dream home, be sure to first visit the Fall Home Show.
"You'll find plenty of ideas and deals all in once place," said Renee Dahlgren, director of government affairs and communications and the Built Green Program coordinator for the Home Builders Association Tri-Cities.
The show runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at TRAC, off Road 68 in Pasco.
This is the second year the HBA has sponsored the show, and the first time it's actually been in the fall, Dahlgren said. The HBA usually holds only one home show a year in February.
"For years we've had a lot of consumers and exhibitors asking for a show later in the year so we held a second one in August last year. This time we decided to tie it in with the Parade of Homes which was just a few weeks ago," she said.
"People come away with so many ideas and are excited to have a house built or to do some remodeling that this just seemed the best time for a second show," Dahlgren said.
She's expecting about 100 vendors, mainly from the Tri-City area. About a quarter of them either are new or will be featuring different products.
The main difference between the shows is this one won't have all the landscapers, pool installers and lawn and garden tools in the arena.
"People are winding down on gardening this time of year. Instead, we're focusing on the home, from building and remodeling to design and decorating. And as always there will be some consumer goods to buy and take home, like pots and pans, mops and cleaning products," she said.
Admission is $5, free for youths under 12. If you still have a ticket from the Parade of Homes, tear off the coupon for a dollar off admission.
If you need more time at the show, remember admission is good for all three days and it includes all the seminars too, Dahlgren said.
The seminar schedule is:
Friday -- noon, ductless heat pump products and technology; 1 p.m., preparing roses for winter; 2 p.m., stair installation; 3 p.m., solar hot water and heat; 4 p.m., solving lawn/garden/flower problems.
Saturday -- 10 a.m., faux painting; noon, solar hot water and heat; 1 p.m., wintering roses; 2 p.m., lighting control and home automation; 3 p.m., lawn/garden/flower problems.
Sunday -- 10 a.m., solar hot water and heat; 11 a.m., ductless heat pump products; noon, lawn/garden/flower problems; 1 p.m. lighting control and home automation; 2 p.m., fall and winter landscape color.