Show Features

650+ Exhibitors
Trick & Frisbee Dogs
Sand Sculpture
Hoosier Gardener
Master Gardeners
Garden Gallery
Show Bucks
Family Fun Area
Chainsaw Carving Demos
$1,000 Giveaway

650+ Exhibitors

We’re proud to have more than 650 exhibitors in attendance! Our exhibitors feature products and services for kitchen, bath, landscaping, interior decor, bedding, windows, siding, roofing, gutters, patios, driveways and more. Plus we have a number of cash & carry items that make a trip to our show an event worth coming back for year after year!

We invite you to check out our exhibitor list, conveniently listed by business category. If you are looking for a specific company, just use the find/search tool in your browser!

Elite Performance K9s – Frisbee & Trick Dog Show

Elite Performance K9s put on a high-energy, fast-paced show! Their team of all rescue dogs are skilled in many ways! While they are great at catching frisbees, they can all run obstacles, high-jump, balance and execute leaping tricks with ease!

The show is family-friendly and often seeks volunteers from the audience! So bring your whole family along and be ready to participate in the fun!

Performance Details

Thursday – Saturday
12p, 3p & 6p

Sunday
12p & 3p

All performances take place in the Family Fun Area!

Giant Sand Sculpture by Ted Siebert

Sandscupltor Ted Siebert is an artist by background and training, Ted discovered that sand sculpting is the ideal combination of art and sport. As co-captain of the competitive team Totally in Sand, he has helped set eight-world records, duly noted by Guinness World Records. He is a World Champion, North American Champion, Canadian Champion, and holds titles as U.S. National and Canadian National Champion. Ted is also the author of the acclaimed The Art of Sandcastling and the Sandcastle in a Box.

Display Details

His display, located in the Garden Gallery, will be available to view at anytime during the show. During certain times you will find Ted working on the finishing touches of the sculpture!

We’ll announce what he’ll be sculpting for us soon! Stay tuned!

The Hoosier Gardener – Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp grew up in Indiana and is a confessed hortiholic!

A former newspaper reporter, she now works as a freelance writer, editor and photographer. Her work has appeared in several other national and local publications, including the American Gardener, Indiana GardeningAngie’s List magazines, Edible Indy and more. Her weekly Hoosier Gardener column has running  in the Indianapolis Star since 1989. Besides freelancing, she has worked seasonally at a large independent garden center for 17 years. She was the founding editor and a part owner of  Indiana Living Green magazine.

See her full bio here!

Speaking Time Details

Thursday – Saturday
2p & 7p

Sunday
2p

Jo Ellen will be speaking in the Appleseed Room along with other Master Gardeners!

Master Gardeners Seminars

A staple of the Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show, Master Gardners are invited to come and educate others on topics ranging the gamut of gardening.

Speakers & Topics

Our lineup of Master Gardner speakers and topics is available here!

Hourly $100 Show Buck Giveaways

That’s right, each hour we select a random winner to receive $100 in Show Bucks, which can be spent on any item at the show with our participating exhibitors!

Fairy Tale Themed – Family Fun Area

Always a hit among families with young children at the show, our Family Fun Area, sponsored by our friends at WLDE, changes themes each year!

Kids (in life and at heart) will be able to touch and feel unique animals, get their pictures taken with characters, watch martial arts and dance demonstrations, learn how to make a balloon creation and much more!

Annual Theme

The 2019 Family Fun Areas theme is – Fairy Tales!

Stage Schedule

Thursday & Friday

  • 12p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 3p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 4p – Indiana Wild- Live Animal Show
  • 6p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 7p – All Star Martial Arts demonstration

Saturday

  • 12p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 1p – Indiana Wild- Live Animal Show
  • 3p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 4p – All Star Martial Arts demonstration
  • 6p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 7p – Indiana Wild- Live Animal Show

Sunday

  • 12p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 1p – Indiana Wild- Live Animal Show
  • 3p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show

Chainsaw Carving Demos

Watch masterful art transform before your eyes, throughout the show, as chainsaw carver Paul Moon dazzles with his skill and precision!

$1,000 Cash Giveaway from WAJI

Thanks to our friends at WAJI, you could win $1,000 at the show! All you need to do is fill out this form and turn it in at the WAJI booth in the lobby of the show! Sign up sheets will also be available in the lobby if you don’t want to print this one out.