63rd Annual WABA Home Show
If you’re considering a remodel or a build, you’re in luck as The Wichita Area Builder’s Association Home Show is back this year. Taking place from Feb. 9-12, the Home Show boasts over 240 exhibitors highlighting anything and everything a homeowner could possibly need, including things like kitchen supplies, hot tubs, roofing, windows, flooring and much, much more!
“We like to call ourselves the 'one stop shopping spot' for all of your home building or remodeling needs. If it goes in, on or around your home, you will most likely find it at the Home Show,” Said Sandy Call, who manages the Home Show and has worked for WABA for 26 years.
Benefits for Shoppers
The show offers significant benefits to shoppers, as they are able to peruse thousands of products and services at their own leisure without the threat of a high-pressure, pushy sales environment. Additionally, the Home Show allows for quick and easy comparisons for both products and pricing without driving all over town to visit each retailer individually. That’s just the beginning of the Home Show’s positive impacts.
Benefits for the Community
Most of the Show’s featured exhibitors are local businesses, and they benefit from participating in the Home Show, too. Offering an opportunity to meet with literally thousands of potential customers in a matter of just a few days, the Home Show helps local establishments develop countless new business connections. It also allows them to display their inventory and highlight their newest products, which can be especially beneficial to retailers without permanent showrooms.
“We don’t bring in 'big name' people to try to boost up attendance, we believe that those that are interested in remodeling, redecorating, building or repairing will be thinking about any of that in the future will attend the Show and that’s who we want there. It’s time and money well spent,” Call said.
Home Show Growth
During her 26 years of involvement with WABA, Call says she has seen tremendous growth in the Home Show, which now fills all of Century II: the Expo Hall, Convention Hall and the Exhibition Halls.
“It is amazing to me, still, to see how the show grows from a very empty large exhibit room on a Monday night and ends up full and ready on Thursday. These exhibitors work for hours to make the Show look as good as possible,” Call said. She added that this is, “Something that the public doesn’t see, but hopefully appreciate when they attend the Show.”
The event will take place at the Century II Convention Center from Feb. 9-12. Admission is priced at $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for children ages 7-12 and free for children ages six and under.