The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 22, 2014

Home show starts this weekend

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The 39th annual Enid Home Show is set for this weekend at the Chisholm Trial Expo Center and has something for everyone.

This year’s show, sponsored by Enid Homebuilders Association, has more than 350 vendors and is the second largest Homebuilder’s Association show in the state.

This year’s show will feature stars from History Channel’s “Swamp People,” Gator Queen Liz Choate and Gator Princess Jessica Cavalier, who will meet with fans. Helicopter rides and a Kids Zone, presented by Jacksons of Enid, also will add to the list of things to do at this year’s show.

The show opens 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 with kids 12 and under admitted for free.

“We’re the most extraordinary home show out there,” said Janelle Martin, event promoter and owner of C&M Production Group. “We’ve got everything.”

This year’s theme is “Jazzin’ It Up,” and the show will feature local musicians throughout the weekend. Cobe Blue and Harwood, Roberts & Thompson are slated to perform.

Martin said she’s received messages from those in surrounding states saying they are coming to the show just to meet Choate and Cavalier.

She said fans will get to meet the famous gator hunters, get autographs and pictures, and have a chance to buy some merchandise.

This year’s show also will feature a Kids Zone. The area will have games, arts and crafts, and face painting. Martin said a petting zoo has also been added to the list of activities for kids.

A select group of vendors also has been specially selected for the area’s ranchers and farmers, called “A Little Side of Ranch.”

Martin said vendors for the home, from the foundation to the roof, will be on hand, as well as those selling everything from wine and salsa, to handbags and doll furniture.

“It’s a great value. There is no other show out there like us,” Martin said. “We’ve got something for everyone, from the kids to the grandparents. This is a show for the entire family.”