Organizers estimate that more than 2,500 people will turn out for this year’s Four Corners Home and Garden show at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.
The show is a venue for businesses to promote their services and products, as well as displaying new developments in home items, interior decorating, gardening, landscaping, building ideas and new home technologies.
The event, now in its 21st year, begins Friday, running from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festivities will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission will cost $5 for adults, and $3 for seniors. Children age 12 and under are free.
The event is organized by the Four Corners Builders Association.
According to Home and Garden Show coordinator Jana Wright, the last show was held in October and had “decent” turnout. This year is shaping up to be different.
“Everybody seems ready to get out and go,” Wright said. “I think this will be the best turnout we’ve had in probably four years.”
Roughly 105 vendor booths will be filled this week. These include exhibits at the fairground’s archery room. Most of the business are from the Four Corners region, but some vendors travel from as far as Florida and Wyoming.
A variety of vendors will be present, ranging from artisan woodworks to integrative massage therapy.
New additions this year will include a blood drive, a solar energy vendor, Native American jewelry, clay cookware and more.
Representatives from Sunrose Lawn and Landscape and Canopy Tree Specialists will be making appearances at the show this year.
Target Rental, a Durango-based rental equipment store, will be making its first appearance as well.
Winnings from this year’s raffle include a snow blower from Mesa Verde Motorsports and a $300 day spa package from Elite Day Spa and Boutique.
Proceeds from the event’s silent auction are used to fund college scholarships, donate to local non-profit organizations and to help fund community projects with labor and materials provided by the members of the Four Corners Builders Association.
Food and drink offerings will include barbecue, baked goods, local coffee and more.
A big draw for the event is the annual Classic Car Show. Now in its ninth year, the show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees get to see vintage cars that have been restored to their former glory.
“It’s going to be bigger than it’s ever been,” Wright said.
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion will present the colors Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The Four Corners Builders Association will also present a check to the Disabled American Veterans organization Saturday.
“It’s a big party,” Wright said. “That’s what it is. It’s the best show that this town has.”
The Piñon Project will be donating time to help deconstruct the show and clean up afterward.