FRYEBURG, Maine — It may seem like it’s a long stretch to spring, but the organizers of the Home Garden Flower Show at Fryeburg Fairgrounds are deep into preparations for their annual show, May 15-17, 2015.

In its 15th year, the Home Garden Flower show is presenting May Fair. Taking place at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, the show has developed into more than just a home, garden and flower show. It’s a fair! The event now takes up seven buildings featuring businesses and displays and five acres of outside exhibitors, demonstrations and seminars. With added outdoor booth space, silent auction, wine, craft beer and cheese pavilion and an expanded, hands-on children’s activities area, May Fair is bigger than ever.

“’Alternatives and Options’ is our theme this year for the ‘Home’ part of the weekend,” comments Karla Ficker, creator and producer of the Home Garden Flower Show at Fryeburg Fairgrounds. “We have three new sponsors in the alternative heating and cooling industry this year. Consumers are curious about alternative energy sources more now than ever before and we are bringing them the information they want.”

Windhager North America LLC. offers a full line of high-efficiency, wood and pellet boilers and manufactures the top rated, state-of-the-art pellet boilers now available in North America.

Caluwe Inc., which carries architectural indoor wood boilers for residential use, has joined the list of sponsors of the show’s popular Meet The Chefs Cooking Series. “We are excited to present our line of hydronic wood cooking stoves at such a great event,” says Marc Caluwe, owner of Caluwe Inc. “We look forward to meeting and sharing the many advantages of our product line during the Meet the Chefs Cooking Series.” An additional outdoor cooking area will be set up this year where people can see these hydronic wood stoves in action and taste the delicious dishes created.

Solaris, a Portland based company brings to the show a whole-house approach to heating and cooling. Solar, heat pumps and other options will be on display. “Solaris helps homeowners and businesses cost effectively cut their fuel bills and environmental impact,” says Suzan Elicha. “We look at the house as a whole, providing everything from energy audits to efficient heating.”

“We are experts at the incentive programs,” she continues. “Our customers will tell you we are committed to helping New Englanders better understand their energy options.” Solaris will be one of the many alternative energy companies presenting seminars at the 2015 show.

Another addition this year is the Wine, Craft Beer and Cheese Pavilion sponsored by The Good Beer Store of Fryeburg, Maine, and Cabot Cheese Cooperative “We pride ourselves in providing a beautiful atmosphere, great energy and amazing customer service,” say Good Beer Store owners Kevin and Ruth Antonucci. Cabot’s Co-operative Creamery, Cabot, Vermont, will have a large selection of its cheeses for sampling. Many small artisanal cheese manufacturers in Maine and N.H. will be selling their hard-to-find cheeses.

Returning sponsors of the 2015 show are Portland Press Herald, WMTW TV8, Lake Living Magazine, Cabot Creamery of Vermont, Northeast FLAVOR Magazine, Top Furniture and Wusthof Cutlery.

“The involvement of our sponsors helps us bring a dimension to the show that we could not accomplish without their support,” states Karla Ficker, producer of the May Fair.

The show, which features numerous garden centers and garden-related exhibits and vendors, has been endorsed by the Maine Florists Association and the Maine Landscape Association (MELNA).

For more information about the Home Garden Flower Show at Fryeburg Fairgrounds, or for an exhibitor package, contact Karla Ficker at 1-800-359-2033 or 207-935-2845, or email Join the email list for show updates. Visit the website,, or Facebook,, to join.