Home Garden Flower Show with Cannabis
The 2020 Show will be held May 15 • May 16 • May 17
May, 21 2019— The Home Garden Flower Show with Cannabis, which took place May 17-19, was an unqualified success, according to the show’s producer and associate publisher of The Conway Daily Sun, Joyce Brothers.
“Attendance this year was up more than 20 percent, and the vendors were very happy,” said Brothers. “The show exceeded our expectations.”
This was only the second year the Sun has produced the show, which has been held at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds for the past dozen years between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends.
A first for this year was the multi-day ticket that allowed entry all three days.
A highlight of this year’s show was the appearance of the stars of the network reality TV show "Maine Cabin Masters."
Home show attendees waited in line 45 minutes to meet Chase Morrill of Wayne Maine, his sister Ashley Morrill-Eldridge, and her husband, Ryan Eldridge and get their photo taken with them.
“They were great,” said Brothers. “They were patient and gracious and greeted each and every person like they were long-lost friends.”
Music was also introduced to the show for the first time this year.
Jonathan Sarty played Friday, the Carolyn Ramsay Trio on Saturday and Sarty returned Sunday with his country band.
"With full glasses of beer and wine available, hundreds of the show's attendees took a break from shopping and eating to listen to music and relax," said Brothers.
The food court was a bona-fide hit this year. Attendees enjoyed a variety of items offered by 13 food trucks and vendors, included wood-fired pizza, barbecue, fish and chips and some traditional fair food like fried dough and mini-doughnuts.
Last year, the show introduced vendors selling cannabis-related products, and like in 2018, the Cannabis Building enjoyed incredible popularity.
“We live in a new world, and it is a little head-turning to see older people walking out with hemp plants alongside their tomato seedlings,” said Brothers. (The cannabis plants are legal as they do not contain THC, the ingredient in marijuana that gets people high. The plants available at the show contained CBD and are used for medicinal purposes.)
The show's major sponsors were the North Conway Olive Oil Co., Dirfy Generators and The Glass Cook, and certainly the three businesses ticked many of the boxes for why attendees enjoyed the show. Products being exhibited ran the gamut from hot tubs to wood stoves to goat's milk soap.
Plans are already underway for next year and include more of everything: vendors, food and music, said Brothers.
“All in all, it was great way to spend a spring afternoon — whether you went Friday, Saturday or Sunday — and we plan to grow and improve the show every year,” she said.
Highlights from the 2019 show
Multi-day ticket for the price of a single admission • Full pours of wine and beer • Unlimited oysters
Corn hole tournaments • Live music all three days
From landscapers and builders to vegetable growers, and from mattresses to hot tubs, there are nearly 150 exhibitors offering services and products for your home, garden and personal use. A limited number of carts are available to haul items you buy and if you need help just ask one of the Home Show helpers who will be wearing Home Show T-Shirts. For a full list of exhibitors, check here when we get closer to the show.
It’s Maine, where cannabis is legal but not yet sold in retail for recreational use. Here, you’ll find exhibitors that offer products to grow your own and for personal use, but the preponderance of cannabis vendors sell edibles and products for medicinal use. Anyone with aches, pains, and stress? These are the people for you.
We’re setting up a tent just outside the Special Pavillion (aka the beer and wine building) and at 3.30 pm each day exhibitor presenters will turn over the stage for live music.
Friday - Jonathan and Ray
Americana Roots Rock Country Ballads Love Songs and a little blues.
Saturday - The Carolyn Ramsey Trio
A blend of classic and soft rock, popular folk and adult contemporary hits.
Sunday - Jonathan Sarty Band
A country rock band that mixes it up with ballads and blue-eyed soul.
Beer & Wine
Join us for full glasses of wine and beer in the Specialty Pavillion. Hosted by Lake Region Caterers from Naples, this is the first year the show has offered more than just samples of your favorite beverages. Oysters served by 302 Roadhouse will also be served in the building and just outside there are food trucks. Plenty of seating both in and outside. A perfect to place to refresh and take a break, particularly at 3.30 each day when the music begins.
The hours go by, the feet need a break and the stomach is talking to you. It’s time for nourishment, and this year’s show has a great line up of delectable delights. Here’s who’s coming and a few of the items they will serve.
Carolyn’s Creamee: Soft and hard ice cream, apple crisp
White Mountain Pizza: Wood-fired pizza
Ye Olde English Fish n Chips: Fried seafood, fries, onion rings
Cookie Mama: Cookies, whoopie pies, breakfast and more.
Fried Dough: And lemonade
Slush King: Sausage subs, cheese steak, chix fingers
Kettle Corn: Kettle corn, roasted spuds, corn on the cob, salads,
Flo The Coffee Truck: Hmmm... smells good.
Yogi’s Traveling Kitchen: Mini-doughnuts
Road Hawg Swine Dining: Pulled pork BBQ
Kimberly’s GF Kitchen: Gluten free
Bruster’s Ice Cream: Waffle cones, hard-serve
Here’s a fun diversion for the entire family. From noon to 3 pm each day the Young Professionals from the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce will run 30-minute Corn Hole Tournaments, with fun prizes for the winners. Four games will run simultaneously, but space is limited space. Reserve your spot (teams of 2 preferred) at the sign-up tables located by the Fairground offices just inside the front gate.
North Conway Olive Oil Company
The Glass Cook's +
Lodge Cast Iron
Pete's Restaurant Equipment
Please fill out the form and a representative will contact you with booth details and pricing.