Now in it's 16th 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, Montana, Texas, Illinois 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 $1,000.00 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 turnout was great from both local and national exhibitors, and the attendance was the best we have ever seen. Every vendor that we talked to during the show (and we talked to nearly every one) was very happy with the traffic and the atmosphere that was created during the entire show. There was a "buzz" throughout the show and everyone felt that they had great results from the show, and a lot of good leads to pursue for the remainder of the year. 2015 was definitely a year to be a part of the show!
From the moment the show started at noon on Friday the traffic stayed steady until the final hour on Saturday when it finally started to slow down.
There were a few local businesses that initially told us that they weren't sure if they were going to do the show this year. With a few exceptions, they decided to do the show, and reported after the show that it was the best show they had ever been a part of! Many reported that they were extremely satisfied with their results and many of the food vendors had their highest sales ever from any show. We'll be posting some of the comments we have received.
Start planning NOW to be a part of the 16th Annual Home & Garden Show. Based on this year's result, you'll definitely want to be in the show!
There was also great food available both inside and outside the main fairgrounds building. Jimmer's Back Country BBQ was in the kitchen, and there was also an great assortment of all types of food outside the west entrance.
The annual Raffle conducted by the FCBA in conjunction with the show feature two prizes this year - a 39" Sharp 1080p LED television for the 1st prize and a $200 Visa Gift card for the second prize.
Show exhibitors and local businesses supported the show by donating items up for bids in the Silent Auction booth. Proceeds from both the Silent Auction and the Raffle help fund two $1,000 College Scholarships awarded annually as well as community projects that are funded by the Four Corners Builders Association.
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. Nearly 5,000 people attended the two day event.
We had a record number of sponsors for this year's show. We couldn't have done it without the support of each and every one of them ~ many thanks to them all. A special thanks also to Lotsa Pasta/That'za Pizza for the fantastic vendor dinner on Friday night. People are still taking about how good it was.
For the complete list of our sponsors visit the sponsors page.
If you have any questions about this year's successful show, or if you want to be sure you don't miss being a part of next year's show, contact Jaynee by email or call the office at 970-565-1771.
2015 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS
The 1st Place for best of show was presented to IFA - Cortez - along with $365.00 towards a booth in the 2014 show!
The Second Place Award was presented to the A-1 Affordable Landscaping & Stone booth.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
2015 was the third year for the Classic Car Show. Cars came from all over the surrounding area to participate in the car show on Saturday April 11th.
Show attendees voted for the best cars. Here are some of the cars that appeared in the 2015 show.
A BIG THANKS to all of the people who worked on the show, 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!