Vancouver Fall Home Show marked a milestone this year, returning to the Vancouver Convention Centre from Oct. 20 to 23 featuring nearly 200 exhibitors in the design, renovation and culinary space.
“We’re celebrating our 40th show and couldn’t be more excited about this year’s lineup,” said show manager Amber Beaton in a news release. “We have local experts and internationally-recognized talent that will help renters and homeowners take on any home project, organization overhaul and upgrade.”
There were some pretty innovative booths scattered across the sprawling convention centre floor, like Plant Something BC’s filled with colourful flora, which promotes the benefits of buying plants grown in the province to growers and landscapers. Another was planet-friendly-cleaning and laundry products specialist Nellie’s and its big glass display full of unsightly plastics, and the caption “If not for the dishes, do it for the fishes.”
Attendees had the opportunity to do some learning too. On the Sleep Country Main Stage a number of speakers presented tips on how to tackle home DIY, including Sebastian Clovis who is the host of Gut Job on HGTV Canada. In addition, chefs were on hand to put on some live cooking demonstrations in front of a hungry-looking audience.
Speaking of food and drink, The Coastal Lounge located on the far side of the venue served up tasty cocktails and provided a temporary respite from the crowds, and even hosted live music in the evenings. Visitors also had opportunities to purchase snacks and treats at select vendors such as BKH Jerky selling delicious natural 100 per cent lean cut dried beef.
Those wanting to leave with a souvenir could also do so at the Reclaimed Print Co booth, for example. Offering original artwork, custom photos and home décor pieces made using sustainable local wood, the intricately-decorated hand-cut coasters proved a popular item.
The Vancouver Fall Home Show will be back next year Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2023. Visit the website more for info.