Autumn home and condo show-file

Vendors set up at the 2021 Autumn Home & Condo Show inside the Ocean City convention center. 

Ocean Promotions is bringing the 39th annual Home, Condo and Outdoor Show with Arts & Crafts to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center for three days starting on Friday.

The show features a diverse set of exhibitors who offer services for almost any household need from roof to foundation to yard, among many artists, craftspeople, chefs and charities, said Ocean Promotions Owner Jeannette Trimper.

As of last week, 120 vendors had booked spots in the show and Trimper is hoping for the usual turnout of around 3,000 visitors.

“It’s a little bit of everything you might possibly need to make your home what you want it to be,“ Trimper said.

Doors open Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and the show closes at 5 p.m. It opens at the same time Sunday but wraps up early at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $6 for guests 14 and older. All tickets are sold at the door.

Entry is free for anyone 13 or younger and any ID-holding military, police or firefighters. Parking is also free.

This year’s exhibitors include companies tackling home projects like Jack Abell, Inc, G. Fedale Roofing & Siding, Kendall Furniture and Window World of Delmarva, Inc.

The arts and crafts section features Ed’s Custom Woodcraft, calligraphy from Ink and Annie, and Vintage Pink and Green Quilt Studio, among others.

New vendors like Clare’s Nutty Concoctions will grace the show with several kinds of brittles, and interactive exhibitor Cascading Carlos will offer free juggling shows and tutorials to visitors, Trimper said. 

Vendors falling a little outside the realm of home and crafts includes the Gavin Knupp Foundation, Delmarva Cat Connection, Carefree Boat Club of Ocean City, Beltone Lednum Hearing Centers, Remarle Vegan Skin Care, Patriot Firearms Training and Bobby-Que-Sauce.

“I’m always hoping that our vendors are happy,” Trimper said. “My biggest hopes are that we have a really good turnout and that there’s tons of people who find things that they need.”

The vendors are organized based on industry with commercial and home vendors placed in Hall A of the convention center on 40th Street and the arts and crafts vendors in Hall B.

Ocean Promotions increased the show’s capacity for vendors this year and had to add an extra row to the floor plan, Trimper said.

“It’s a good problem to have,” Trimper said.

Ocean Promotions previously hosted the 2022 Autumn Home & Condo Show with Arts and Crafts and the 2022 O.C. Pet Expo in October simultaneously at the convention center.

Trimper said the upcoming Home and Condo show is much bigger than its fall event. 

“I feel like it’s (the 39th Home Condo and Outdoor Show) bigger and better because a lot of people in the springtime, you know, they’re thinking about spring cleaning or organizing or something and there are just a lot more people who want to do it before the summer starts,” Trimper said.

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This story appears in the March 17, 2023 print edition of the OC Today.

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