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CNY Home and Garden Show returns for another year

One of the largest home and garden show's in the northeast returns for another year to the New York State Fairgrounds. More than 400 exhibitors will showcase the best and most innovative trends of 2018 and the show will also celebrate quality jobs available in the residential construction industry.

Home Builders and Remodeler's Association President Erik Hehl said it's the perfect opportunity to meet all of your home remodeling needs in one convenient location. Consumers can talk to professionals about everything from windows and doors to kitchens, bath and even outdoor projects. And for the first time this year, a new workshop and demonstration will shine a light on quality trade jobs available right here in Central New York.

Together, with local schools and colleges, the Home Builder's Association will showcase live demonstrations allowing students to participate and to give event goers an opportunity to learn more about the different trade programs offered across the area.

OCM Boces Principal Peter Hunn and Construction Teacher Mike Cavender both agree that trade programs are in high demand and offer a hands on approach to a specific trade. In fact, some students take the training they've learned and use it to find summer employment or help carry them through their educational endeavors, Hunn said.

Students Brian and Kevin Nolan and Alexis Pinczes are all students in Caveder's class and work together to build projects in class, they said. They will also be on hand at the Home and Garden show to demonstrate their building skills for others to see.

The "Building Tomorrow's Workforce" Job Fair will kick off on Friday March 16 from 9:30-11:30am. The CNY Home and Garden Show starts Thursday, March 15 and runs through the weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Children 16 and under get in free. They also offer free parking and free bus service from the parking lot to the buildings. 

To learn more about this year's show and a complete list of hours and vendors visit