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Simcoe Spring Home & Cottage Show off to good start

'People are coming here to get new ideas and see new technology all under one roof,' says organizer of Orillia event that continues Sunday

Thousands have flocked to the Simcoe Spring Home & Cottage Show at the Barnfield Point Recreation Centre this weekend.

Event founder Glenn Wagner says the two-day affair got off to a good start Saturday morning.

"The attendance is about average," he said. "I think the snow this morning, for April 20, had something to do with that."

With the sun peeking out in the afternoon, more people started to flow through the doors.

The event gives the approximately 2,000 people who attend the opportunity to chat with more than 55 professionals in various industries, such as awnings, siding, flooring, heating and air conditioning, and other home essentials.

"We have a great selection of vendors," Wagner said. "We have leather goods, custom furniture, windows and doors. We have all sorts of good stuff."

He says the feedback from visitors has been positive.

"People are coming here to get new ideas and see new technology all under one roof," he said. "People are happy."

After 30 years of operation, Wagner says the show has become a "true community event."

"It allows business owners, especially those who don't have a storefront, a chance to talk face to face with potential customers," he said. "It's become a mainstay in the community."

Admission costs $3 for adults. Children 12 and younger get in for free. The event continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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Tyler Evans

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Tyler Evans got his start in the news business when he was just 15-years-old and now serves as a video producer and reporter with OrilliaMatters
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