HARRISVILLE -- The Standard-Examiner's Fall Home Show caught many area resident's eye Friday afternoon as they strolled through the many booths to get ideas to make homes more comfy as they head into winter months.
The fall show has been going on for many years and was added after the success of the newspaper's spring show several years ago.
Standard-Examiner marketing assistant Summer Green said the show helps people get ideas on how to make their homes more comfortable or renovation ideas for inside projects.
"There are things here to help them enhance and rejuvenate their homes," Green said.
There are 88 vendor booths set up around the Golden Spike Arena at the Weber County Fairgrounds. The show continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is two people for $5 for non-newspaper subscribers. Subscribers get in for free, while other incentives are offered for signing up for the newspaper or joining social media sites.
Special guest speakers will be on hand to offer special decorating tips.
Frank Fontana, host of HGTV's Design on a Dime will do a special presentation today from 2 to 4 p.m.
Green said they like to bring in a household name that can offer expert tips to show attendees.
"People can identify with the celebrities and like to see them," Green said.
Alice Beus and her daughter Carol Ash come to the show every year. They like to stroll around the arena and get new ideas for their homes. Both say they learn something new every time they come. Beus wanted to get a new water softener, but learned that her house wouldn't take the newer models. Instead, she learned how to make her current system more efficient.
"We also learned about new counter tops," Beus said.
"There is just a little of everything here," Ash said.
They always love looking at the hot tub displays and try to figure out how to make one work in their household.
This is the first time Sue and Paul Christensen have attended the fall home show.
"It's pretty awesome," Sue Christensen said.
She and her husband are looking to remodel their kitchen and bath and got some good ideas at the show.
"It's always fun to get new ideas," Sue Christensen said.
She joked that her husband doesn't love it as much because it gives her ideas on what he can do.
"He's my handyman," she said as she put her arm around him.
"Now we can get a new look for our old house," she said with a smile.