Held each spring, the Tillamook Home & Garden Show is a community tradition. The two-day event is co-sponsored by Tillamook County Solid Waste and it features the Tillamook County Beekeepers Association’s Annual Bee Day.
The year, a new speaker’s series has been introduced with keynote speaker Dr. Dewey Caron, Professor Emeritus of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept. Horticulture, Oregon State University featured Saturday 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. A live demonstration hive will be on display and there is a raffle for a dairy-themed beehive hand-crafted by Rick Stelzig and painted by Paige Andrus with the winner announced on Sunday. Local honey and bee-related arts/crafts will be for sale.
The Oregon Department of forestry will be distributing free Western Red Cedar seedlings to show attendees. The adjacent Tillamook County Master Gardeners Learning Center will be open both days. Kiwanis Club of Tillamook County, now celebrating their 100th year, is holding their popular raffle with proceeds to benefit their KT Days Scholarship Drive. Enter Tillamook PUD ‘s free raffle for your change to win a battery-operated Milwaukee pole saw and leaf blower combo kit.
This year Kilchis Farms will be selling live flowers and trees, Old House Dahlia’s returns with tuber clumps for sale and Bewley Creek Woodworking will feature locally crafted lawn furniture and garden accessories.
Other types of vendors include home improvement, spa, kitchen, unique artisans, vintage and repurposed and refreshments. For a show map and complete list of vendors, see our event program in the April 25 Tillamook Headlight Herald, or go to our event homepage at tillamookheadlightherald.com and type in Tillamook Home & Garden Show.