The Gaines Group

SVBA Home and Garden Show Education Sessions

SVBA Home and Garden Show Education Sessions at the Show!!! Harrisonburg, April 11-12th, Rockingham County Fair Grounds.


April 11th

10:00 am Made to Move; the Human Body & Kinetics (outside on the grass)

Achieve Studio

Join us to start your day with a 10 minute talk on the benefits of exercise followed by a 30 minute yoga class open to all in attendance.

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10:00 am Basic Gardening Preparation (inside the expo)

Betsy Pazur – Master Gardener IMG_2642

10:45 am Soap Box Derby Car Clinic

Rockingham Rotary Club 

Join Matt Findley as he walks kids through the process of putting together a Soap Box Derby car. This is a hands on session.

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10:45 am Home Canning (inside the expo)

Dede Stroup

11:30 am Creating a Home for a Lifetime (inside the expo)

Charles Hendricks – The Gaines Group

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12:15 pm Beer Making (outside on the grass)

Matt Brennessel

12:15 pm Herb Gardening (inside the expo)

Judy Linhoss – Master Gardener


1:00 pm ¿Cómo consigo un préstamo para comprar una casa? (inside the expo)

Veronica Amato – VBS Mortgage

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1:45 pm Beginner Soap Making (inside the expo)

Dede Stroupe

2:30 pm  Easy tips to make your home more energy-efficient (inside the expo)

Charles Hendricks – The Gaines Group

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3:15 pm Native Plants (inside the expo)

Anita Tuttle – Master Gardener


4:00 pm Understanding the Home Buying Process (inside the expo)

Dupont Credit Union

April 12th

12:15 pm Keeping Backyard Chickens (outside on the grass)

Greg Sachs – Eastern Mennonite University

12:15 pm Reverse Mortgages (inside the expo)

Lee Croteau – VBS Mortgages

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1:00 pm Solar PV for your Home (inside the expo)

Joy Loving – Solarize Harrisonburg

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1:45 pm How to be a backyard bee keeper (outside on the grass)

Fred Hollen – Valley Bee Supply

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1:45 pm Easy tips to make your home healthy and comfortable (inside the expo)

Charles Hendricks – The Gaines Group

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2:30 pm Tips and Tricks for a successful Vegetable Garden (inside the expo)

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger – Master Gardener

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SVBA Home and Garden Show April 12-13 = SPRING IS HERE!

It is going to be another great show this year. The SVBA Home and Garden Show is back at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds. There will be a car cruise-in, beer garden to benefit the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, SPCA Adoption Center, Food Trucks, and of course home industry experts. The Home and Garden show is a great kick off to spring each year, giving you access to the best and brightest in the home industry in our area. It is also a great way to support many area institutions. Not only is it the primary fundraiser for the Shenandoah Valley Builders Association, but also a fundraiser for Massanutten Technical Center (MTC). MTC will hold their annual live and silent auctions, have displays showing off student work, and have student at the event for you to meet and discuss their specialties. MTC is also the annual recipient of proceeds from your admission price into the event.


This year the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will not only benefit from the Beer Garden, but also will host the first annual Trike Race. Local business and school employees will compete in the event to benefit the 2013 United Way Community Impact Campaign.


From Mama’s Caboose, Lucas Roasting, to Elite Donuts and Mashita, there will be a delicious menu of food options for your day at the show this year. MTC will also be selling BBQ chicken at the event. Coupled with the food court, kid zone, beer garden, and car show, the SVBA Home and Garden show is becoming one of those all day events for families to enjoy. See you at the show!

SVBA Harrisonburg Home and Garden Show 2013 – new venue, new attitude, you don’t want to miss this!

Construction Experts, Classic Car Show, Bands, Dancing, Kid Zone with HUGE Bouncy House, Taste of Virginia, BEER Garden, SPCA, United Way, MTC, Live Auction, Silent Auction – this is not your everyday HOME and GARDEN Show!

The SVBA Home and Garden Show for 2013 is scheduled for April 12th – 14th at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. This Building Communities event is at a new venue, has a new attitude, and has new activities.

Friday Night: Invitation only party with music, food, drinks. If you want in to this exclusive preview show of the Home Show, contact an exhibitor today as there will be limited admission. The show is not open to the public on Friday night!

Saturday (10 am – 8 pm) – BBQ Chicken by MTC students, Food Trucks (Moma’s Caboose, Galindez Catering, a donut truck), Classic Car Show, Bands (Soul Transit Authority and Age Before Beauty) Bouncy Houses for the kids, Beer Garden for adults (to benefit the United Way Harrisonburg), SPCA Adoption Center, Construction Industry Experts. Admission is $3 per person or $5 for a family (proceeds from admission benefit MTC). Children under 12 are free.


Sunday (Noon – 5pm) – Food Trucks (Moma’s Caboose, Galindez Catering, a donut truck), Bouncy House for the kids, SPCA Adoption Center, Construction Experts. Admission is $2 per person or $5 for a family (proceeds from admission benefit MTC). Children under 12 are free.


Here is a recap of the show from last year.

Charlottesville Home Show

The 39th Annual BRHBA Home & Garden Festival at the John Paul Jones Arena
Friday, April 20th – 1pm to 7pm

Saturday, April 21st – 10am to 7pm
Sunday, April 22nd – 1pm to 5pm
Stop by our booth and “ask the architect” you design and building science questions. We can help you save money, live healthier, and spend less time maintaining your home.
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Looking to build your dream home or just spruce up your existing home? Find everything you need at the 2012 Blue Ridge Home Builders Association Home and Garden Festival, presented by Carpet Plus at the John Paul Jones Arena. Great landscaping ideas, flooring options, interior and exterior designers, window specialists, and more, all under one roof.  The largest and only trade show of its kind in Central Virginia, the 2012 H&G Festival offers you the opportunity to see the newest and best innovations in building, gardening, and remodeling.  With over 120 exhibitors, the H&G Festival is your source for new ideas. Register to win great door prizes, and bring the’s a family event! Food, wine tasting, live music, free parking, and fun for the entire family. You’ll find it all at the festival. 

Tickets are $ 5.00, kids under 12 are free!

The SVBA Home Show 2012 – Ask the architect?

The Home Show is a chance to meet so many people who can help you design, build, renovate, or modify your home. So how do you know which person is an expert, which person will offer the best value, or who can do the work you need? You can ask the architect that is at the show! Yes I realize I am asking you to trust me.

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An architect’s job is to know who in the community can be an effective part of the team to create a successful project. We spend every day getting to know the products available, the people who do the work, and the new innovations entering the industry. The architect is the owner’s representative throughout the process, from design to construction. The architect is a resource for the consumer and is able to guide and direct them. The architect is a construction expert, knowledgeable of the building code and understands the big picture. Most importantly, the architect can help you save money.

If you have any projects that you are thinking about (replacing windows, adding a deck, landscaping your yard, remodeling your kitchen, replacing bath fixtures….) stop by our booth at the home show and ask who to talk to at the show. We really do know the best of the best in town and can help you find them.

SVBA Home Show – Harrisonburg’s place for all things residential construction

If you are thinking about renovating your existing home, building a new home, or purchasing a home, the place to get all the information you need is the SVBA Home Show this weekend at the JMU Convocation Center. The Home Show is a chance to informally meet the people who can help you have a successful project, make the best financial decisions, and see the most innovative solutions all in one place.

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The show opens today from 4pm – 8pm, is open Saturday from 10 am – 8 pm, and is open Sunday from noon – 5 pm. Admission is $5 person (children under 12 are free). There are plenty of activities for the kids, lots of experts to answer your questions, and some cool new products to see and touch. I hope you can make it to this once a year event!

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