Now in it's 14th year, the Four Corners Home & Garden Show began in April 2001 and has been presented by the Four Corners Builders Association and held at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds in Cortez, Colorado since its inception. The show is a venue for businesses to promote their services and products, as well as displaying new developments in home items, interior decorating, gardening, landscaping, building ideas and new home technologies.
As many as 5,000 people attend the show each year, with exhibitors coming from Colorado's Front Range, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Minnesota, and elsewhere, as well as the local communities of Cortez, Dolores, Mancos, Telluride, Grand Junction, and Farmington, New Mexico.
The show also features a Silent Auction that allows show visitors to bid on items that have been donated by each of the show exhibitors as well as local businesses, and each year a raffle is held at the show. Proceeds from both the Silent Auction and Raffle are used to fund two annually awarded $500.00 college scholarships, donations to local non-profit organizations, and to help fund community projects with labor and materials provided by the members of the Four Corners Builders Association. For more information about community giving by the Four Corners Builders Association, visit http://www.fourcornersbuilders.com/community.php.
Highlights of the
The 13th Annual Four Corners Home & Garden Show on May 3rd and 4th, 2013 was another HUGE Success. There were 92 Exhibitors occupying a total of 97 booths ( the largest number of exhibitors and booths ever!), including local businesses from Montezuma, La Plata and Dolores counties and well as exhibitors from the Denver area, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Minnesota and Florida, displaying some of the latest trends for a variety of products for the home, garden and much more at the annual show.
There was also great food available both inside and outside the main building at the fairgrounds.
FUN FOR ALL
There was a raffle conducted by the FCBA with two prizes (a 16GB Apple iPad2 and a Samsung 32" LCD TV that were awarded at the close of the show on Saturday. Exhibitors (as well as local businesses) supported the show by donating items up for bid in the Silent Auction booth. Proceeds from the Silent Auction help fund two $500 College Scholarships awarded annually as well as community projects that are funded by the Four Corners Builders Association.
There was also a Pet House Contest and Silent Auction, with half the proceeds from the Silent Auction going to the builders of the pet houses. The remaining half was donated to a local organization.
There were also events for the entire family including Child ID and face painting by the Montezuma Country Sheriff's Department, and the Cortez Fire Protection District brought their antique fire engine to the show.
Some exhibitors conducted prize drawings at their own booths for products and prizes. Most of the booths also had free gifts for both adults and kids. Approximately 3,250 people attended the two day event.
2013 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS
The 1st Place for best of show was presented to Accent Windows of Western Colorado - along with $365.00 towards a booth in the 2014 show!
The Second Place Award was presented to the Joy's of the Southwest booth.
OVER THE HILL GANG CAR CLUB SHOW
New to the 2013 Show was the Over the Hill Gang Car Club Show. Cars came from all over the surrounding area to particpate in the car show on Saturday May 4th.
Show attendees voted for the best cars, and the winners are pictured below.
A BIG THANKS to all of the people who worked on the show, built Pet Houses for the silent auction, donated items for the silent auction, displayed their merchandise and also those who attended the show. Without each and every one of you, this show would not be such a HUGE Success.
And a special thanks to all the FCBA members who helped out and went the extra mile. It takes only one good idea, but many strong backs.
THANK YOU ALL!