The spring DIY fair is fast approaching! With over 600 exhibits to choose from, the Home Improvement Show is a great way to discover innovative household products and services.
Many Billings residents are familiar with the rousing jungle associated with the event which has grown in popularity over the years. The Hedine family created and currently manages the DIY fair.
Although the event is known to be one of the largest home shows in a five-state area, the home show didn’t start out that way.
The Home Improvement Show started nearly 40 years ago at the Rimrock Mall with around 90 exhibits to explore. Three years later, the show moved to the Holiday Inn Trade Center and expanded to 175 exhibits.
As it became more popular, the show continued at the mall and also expanded to the Ramada Inn Convention Center with over 200 exhibits to choose from. The show was later moved to the Meta Park Exhibition Center after it was built. At this point, there were around 450 exhibits for the show.
Last year, the Home Improvement Show saw over 30,000 people come to see all the products and services the event had to offer.
The development of this event shows the economic growth that Billings has experienced and continues to experience. There is even a waiting list of potential exhibitors wishing to promote their business at the event.
The event starts the first weekend in March with free entry and free parking.