Weather impacts last day of Home & Garden Show

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Weather impacted attendance for the last day of the 41st Annual Home and Garden Show in Eau Claire.

As of 1:30 p.m., only about 50 people were able to make it out to the YMCA Indoor Sports Center for Sunday activities.

The Home and Garden Show actually shutdown an hour early Sunday to allow vendors more time to tear down and get home safely.

Despite the weather, organizers with the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association say more than 130 vendors participated this year.
Vendors ranged from building a new home to remodeling to landscaping.

New this year was a Friday night contractor career fair for people looking for jobs in the construction industry.

"This is our last year at the indoor sports center. Next year, we will be moving to a new location. We're excited. We'll be able to add more booths and have more vendors participate in the show, which is exciting," said Christina Thrun with the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association.

Next year, the Home and Garden Show will be at the Chippewa Valley Expo Center.

Between Friday and Saturday -- attendance was 2,400. Organizers expect attendance to be down by about 1,000 people this year because of the weather.

Here is this year's booth winners:
Signature Homes
C&M Home Builders and Real Estate
Property Shoppe Realty
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