TIMES UNION HOME EXPO RETURNS FOR 35TH YEAR IN CAPITAL REGION

Largest consumer home show in the area to feature special guest appearances, exciting activities and over 350 booths

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – Hundreds of builders, remodelers, decorators and home experts will set the blueprint for the 2015 home improvement season at the Capital Region’s largest and longest running consumer home show: the 35th annual Times Union Home Expo on February 6-8 at the Times Union Center and Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY.

The 2015 Times Union Home Expo will encompass two buildings and feature hundreds of exhibits and a variety of seminars during its annual three-day run. The Expo will be held on Friday, February 6 from 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Seminar with DIY Network Star Jason Cameron presented by Paul Perry Kitchens

One of the many exciting events at the Times Union Home Expo will be the appearance of licensed home improvement contractor and star of DIY Network’s Man Caves and Desperate Landscapes Jason Cameron. Presented by Paul Perry Kitchens, Cameron will lead two seminars on Sunday, February 8: the first at 11 a.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center and the second at 1:45 p.m. at the Times Union Center.

 

Battle of the Chefs, presented by John D. Marcella & Son Appliances and Hannaford Supermarkets

The Times Union Home Expo will feature the Battle of the Chefs, presented by John D. Marcella & Son Appliances and Hannaford Supermarkets on Saturday, February 7 at the Times Union Center.

The mystery basket cook-off will feature six popular local chefs competing for the title of the Capital Region’s top chef. The chefs will utilize food items and ingredients provided by Hannaford.

Individuals are invited to nominate a local chef by mentioning his or her name and place of employment on the official contest post on the Times Union Home Expo Facebook page. The six chefs who receive the most nominations by 5 p.m. on January 23 will be selected to compete in the event.

 

Pet Connection Adoption Clinic, presented by Hannaford Supermarkets

Sunday will feature the return of the popular Pet Connection Adoption Clinic, presented by Hannaford Supermarkets, at the Times Union Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pet Connection, one of the Capital Region’s most popular newscast segments hosted by News10 Chief Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo, will feature a number of adoptable dogs and cats from local humane societies.

Hannaford will provide a $25 gift certificate toward the purchase of pet supplies for anyone who adopts a pet at the expo.

 

Online Exhibitor Registration Now Available

For the first time, exhibitors are invited to register online and select their booth location from an interactive virtual floor plan map. The new registration system is designed to establish a streamlined process for exhibitors and allows individual companies the opportunity to choose the best location to market their business to new customers.

Interested exhibitors can register online at www.timesunionhomeexpo.com/vendor-registration or by contacting Tammy Mortier by phone at 518-454-5583 or via email at [email protected].

 

Admission and Parking

The Times Union Home Expo will feature a special Friday admission of $5, available both online and at the door.

Saturday and Sunday tickets are available online for $8 at www.timesunionhomeexpo.com, a 20% savings off admission at the door ($10 on Saturday and Sunday).

A weekend expo pass, which provides admission for one guest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, is available exclusively online for $14 at www.timesunionhomeexpo.com.

Children under 14 are free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Parking is free at both the Empire State Plaza and the Times Union Center, courtesy of The Cabinet Shop. For more information on parking and security policies at both locations, please visit www.ogs.state.ny.us or www.timesunioncenter-albany.com.

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For more information about the 2015 Times Union Home Expo visit www.timesunionhomeexpo.com.