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Home and Garden Show showcases roughly 300 exhibits

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FARGO—With over half a century of exhibits under its belt, the Home & Garden Show is the largest vendor showcase in the area.

Nearly 300 companies fill the dome every year, with the newest designs in all things home-related.

"This show has gone from a lot of vendors and a lot of little booths to people bringing out larger and larger and more extravagant booths every year," said Tom Spaeth, Accent Kitchen and Bath Co-owner.

The Home Builders Association says what's unique about this show is not the sheer size or how long its been going on, but the fact that if you wanted to completely remodel your house, everything you need is right here under one roof.

The convenience of it all is key for some show-goers, but others come to see what's new in the industry.

For the vendors, being on top of the latest trends is an ongoing task, but can act as a launching pad for the business they would get all year.

Spaeth said, "There's so many new products on the market every single year that if you even miss this show a year, you've missed a lot of new stuff."

"Part of our business is offering things that are unique and cutting edge and so because of that you have to be on the forefront of what's up and coming," said Elizabeth Carlson, Center of Design.

Some say since the weather is cold now, they're looking at plans for later, but the Home Builders Association says being proactive for those upcoming projects is a beneficial move.

"We're still in the middle of winter right now, but this is the best time to come out and get ideas to start your projects in the Spring," said Dustin Murray, Home Builders Association President.

Kids also got to enjoy a Lego House Competition and a Treasure Hunt.

The Home & Garden Show continues until Sunday, when it will have 2-for-1 admission.