February 25, 2005

Home and Garden Show at Armory

The Tompkins Cortland Builders & Remodelers Association are holding their 17th Annual Home and Garden Show at the National Guard Armory on Hanshaw Road (map). The show is open today until 8:00pm, tomorrow from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00, but the ticket is good for all three days.

I wandered around and found everything from solar powered roofing shingles to architectural salvage to kitchen appliances to landscaping to fences. Two of my favorite booths were from Dryden companies, and looked rather different than the usual booth.

Schickel Construction under a pergola
Schickel Construction under a pergola with columns

Tile-Tec's fortress of Rastra
Tile-Tec's fortress of Rastra

There's lots and lots more there to see and talk about, and Boy Scout Troop 48 is running a concession stand. I've posted a gallery of photos. They're also having seminars:

  • Concrete and Residential Construction - Friday, 5:15pm
  • Planting and Hardscape for Today's Landscape - Friday, 6:15pm
  • Aging in Place (Remodeling Your Home for Those Golden Years) - Saturday, 10:30am
  • How to Keep Your Sanity & Your Money While Building - Saturday, 11:15am
  • Driveway Construction - The Do's and Don'ts - Saturday, Noon
  • Cabinet Smarts - Saturday, 1:30pm
  • Hidden Environmental Hazards for the Home Remodeler - Saturday, 2:15pm
  • How to Make Your House Energy Efficient, Maintenance Free, and Gorgeous - Saturday, 3:00pm
  • Home Mortgages 101 and Then Some - Saturday, 3:45pm
  • How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Carpets - Sunday, 10:30am
  • Roof Ventilation: The Keys to Success - Sunday, 11:30am
  • Driveway Construction - The Do's and Don'ts - Sunday, 12:15pm
  • How to Have the Best Vinyl Siding Job Possible - Sunday, 1:00pm
  • How to Design & Build a Project Within Your Budget - Sunday, 2:00pm
Posted by simon at February 25, 2005 7:24 PM in ,
Note on photos