PORT ANGELES — Some 7,000 to 10,000 people are expected to browse the Clallam County Home and Lifestyle Show’s 150 vendors this weekend.
That’s a conservative estimate of attendance, said Stan Comeau, Radio Pacific Inc., sales manager.
KONP Radio’s 37th annual show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day Saturday and Sunday at the Port Angeles High School’s gymnasium complex — indoors and outdoors — at 304 E. Park Ave.
Admission and parking will be free.
Free shuttle bus service will be provided from the lower parking lots at Port Angeles High School.
Thousands attend the shows each year to meet other community members and to explore a variety of displays from purchasing a home, to home improvement to ways to make their lives a little better.
The exhibit — the largest of its kind on the North Olympic Peninsula, according to Comeau — will this year include 40 new vendors, mostly from the local area.
Among them will be contractors, a new company specializing in bathroom remodels, tree services, home inspection services and “everything to do with purchasing a house,” including real estate agents, Comeau said.
Some are unique businesses, such as the Tsunami Bat Company of Sequim, which makes baseball bats.
“We’ve never had that before,” Comeau said.
In addition to the new vendors will be “plenty of familiar names that have been in year after year,” Comeau said.
A lot of exhibits will be outdoors.
“Last year a big hit was Redd’s Sheds of Port Angeles,” which sells storage sheds, Comeau said. It will be back this year.
New this year will be First Federal Community Corner.
“First Federal typically was among the exhibitors,” Comeau said. “This year they came to us and said they would like to do something community oriented.”
The area of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles’ concession stand outside the varsity gym will host the exhibits of nine to 12 nonprofit organizations that will display how they are engaged and helping the local community.
Olympic Kiwanis Club members annually volunteer to take care of parking.
The Clallam County Home and Lifestyle Show is presented by Clallam County Public Utility District and is also sponsored by Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply and Letiz Farm Supply.