The Mohave County Fairgrounds is busy this weekend with the 2019 Home and Garden Expo. Photo by Charles Black)
KINGMAN — The Mohave County Fairgrounds has been hosting the Home and Garden Expo for about 20 years and this year the expo buildings are hopping with vendors and guests.
The 2019 Home and Garden Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday in the expo building at the Mohave County Fairgrounds.
“It’s a great spring show,” said Mohave County Fairgrounds Manager Tim Woods. “It’s good family fun, there’s something for everyone.”
Ride bracelets are available for $30 and are being sold at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Visitors can stop at the front gate to pick up a scavenger hunt guide and can visit every vendor listed on the sheet and return it for a chance to win prizes.
Some of the vendors include Homestyle Furniture, H&H Development, All Pets Go to Heaven, All-Right Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc., A Spice Above and Bug Masters.
One vendor, Bug Masters, had a large display of nearly 500 insects. “We own a pest control company,” said Derrell Davidson. “People enjoy seeing bugs from all over the world. You would never get to see some of these insects here in our area.”
Jodi Russell, owner of A Spice Above, stood behind her rows of spices and dips. She said she loves coming from Las Vegas to be a part of the Home and Garden Expo. “This is the fourth year I have been here, and I love Kingman,” said Russell. “I love the people and the fairgrounds. I get a lot of returning customers from this event.”
The Mohave County Fair Association booth is booming with raffle ticket activity. Tickets can be purchased for 6 for $5. Some of the raffle items include a mattress set, blankets, flowers and plants, gift baskets and wall hangings.
Noreen Frisch, a member of the Mohave County Fair Association, has worked hard to gather the raffle items. “I asked many agencies for donations to help with our raffle and now we have over 100 prizes,” said Frisch.
The Kingman Fire Department’s booth is located outside the Expo building. “We’re here to demonstrate our fire extinguisher prop,” said Oscar Lopez, building and life safety inspector for the Kingman Fire Department. “It teaches people how to properly use a fire extinguisher, and anyone can try it. We are also giving out helmets and stickers to the kids and want to educate families about our free smoke alarm program and car seat safety.”
Brad and Jessica Hutson, of Kingman, were visiting with their two girls. “We’re just here for some family time,” said Brad Hutson. “We are planning on spending part of our evening here and letting the kids have fun.”
The general admission price is $10. It will cost $7 for seniors, first responders, active military and veterans. Tickets are $5 for children ages 5 to 12.
The cost for parking is $3. Woods encourages people to enter the facility on Fairgrounds Boulevard and to use the Motor Avenue exit because it reduces the amount of traffic on Fairgrounds Boulevard.