Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
2012 April
be assured that attendees will be looking specifically for
his booth.
the products and services they provide.
Tear-down begins at 4:01 on Sunday and not
There are 130+ exhibit spaces, including indoor and
prior. Vendors removing goods prior to 4:01
outdoor spaces. The Extension Building is the venue for
will not be renewed the following year. Exhibi-
Fine Art and Functional Art. The Tented Courtyard and
tors requiring extra time to remove product
Outside Yard are reserved for larger product. In the Ex-
from the grounds are asked to make arrange-
hibit Hall, attendees will find everything from windows
ments directly with the Home Show Coordina-
to plumbing to interior décor to mortgage lenders and
tor prior to the show weekend. Please do not
real estate professionals.
bring children or dogs to the tear-down. This is
SunshineX Fun Pick
The average attendance has been 6,000 people per show.
a busy time with many large moving vehicles,
Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday
and could be dangerous for them.
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibitors may enter the build-
The Fairgrounds has ample parking for attend-
Local Grand Junction College Hosts Free Car
ing one hour before show time each day. Set-up for the
ees. Exhibitors are asked to park at the rear of
Show and Expo
show is Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no children or dogs,
the Exhibit Hall and/or the adjacent Durango
IntelliTec College invites the Western Slope com-
please). Any product deliveries to the grounds prior to
High School parking lots.
munity to attend its Second Annual Car Show
the show must be arranged with the promoter, not the
The average indoor booth size is the industry
and Expo on Saturday, April 28. Antique, classic
fairgrounds. Any exhibitor not set up on Friday forfeits
standard 10 x 10. Backdrops and dividers are
and new cars will be showcased at this free event.
not provided by the show, vendors
Activities for all ages are planned
must bring whatever booth display
including a new truck raffle, bounce
they require. Tables (30 inches x 8
house, door prizes, music, food and
feet) and chairs are available at no
more. The College will also pay trib-
charge. Vendors are required to fully
ute to local U.S. National Guard units
skirt the tables to the floor and on
at the event.
sides that are open to the public, us-
This year IntelliTec College has
ing professional skirting, tablecloths,
chosen to formally invite and honor
sheets, or whatever works with their
National Guard Units from armories
booth design. Any special electrical
in Grand Junction and Montrose, one
needs should be arranged through
having just recently returned home
the Home Show Coordinator prior
from a tour in the Middle East.
to the show set-up. Management dis-
The local 4-H club will be selling
courages children under the age of 12
raffle tickets to give away a brand
in the booth; older children who are
new truck. Campus clubs - such as
assisting are welcome to participate.
the Student Ambassadors, the AMT
A donation of $2.00 is collected at the
(American Medical Technologists)
gate as admission fee. A non-profit
Club and the Business League - will
organization is selected each year to
sell baked goods and other treats to
staff the entrance and receive the gate
raise money for club operations. Each
fees for that organization.
of the career training programs at
One primary food vendor is invited
IntelliTec, including its auto mechanic
to participate in the show. The main
training program, will feature an ex-
dining facility is in the Exhibit Hall
hibit or giveaway. Tours of the school
and is open to the general public and
will be available to all.
the exhibitors throughout the show.
Car Show and Expo Activities and
A smaller dining area is in the Exten-
sion Building.In order to maintain
Event Date/Time: Saturday,
a professional image, vendors are
April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
requested NOT to eat in their booths.
Event Location: IntelliTec
Dining space is available at the food
College campus at 772 Horizon Drive
vendor's area. Contact: 970.375.4511
in Grand Junction
The Red Baron Ball
Various antique, classic and
even brand new cars to view
23rd Annual Red Baron Ball
New truck raffle by 4-H
April 21, Black Tie Preferred, $125,
Bounce house
$1,250 Table for 10, Tax-deductible
Popular door prizes
donation = $75 per ticket. 5:30p - So-
Music and entertainment
cial and Silent Auction. 7:30p - Gour-
Delicious food! Hot dogs,
met Dinner & Fantastic Dessert. 9p
chips and soda all provided by the
- Live Band Music. Limited Seating,
Event Books Early!
IntelliTec College offers
Reservations: 970.858.2108.
hands-on career training in the
Doubletree Hotel Ballroom,
automotive, business, dental,
743 Horizon Drive, Gr Jct,
massage and medical fields
with certificate and acceler-
3700 Mile Ride
ated degree programs. Contact
In Apr and May a group of
IntelliTec College in Grand
medical students, health care
Junction, CO at 970-245-8101
professionals, and commu-
or visit their Website at: www.
nity reps will participate in
Home Show Info
Ride for World Health, a
3,700 mile bicycle ride from
The Durango Home & Ranch
San Diego, California to
Show began in 1995 and has
Washington D.C. to promote
always been held at the La
education and awareness of
Plata County Fairgrounds,2500
global and domestic health
Main Avenue, in Durango,
concerns as well as raise
needed funds for Louie's
The 2012 show dates are Sat-
Kids and MANA, and SOIL.
urday, April 28th and Sunday,
The ride in our area:
April 29th. All vendors are
4/28-Monticello to Dolores,
screened and are required to
4/29-Dolores to Telluride,
display only "home related"
4/30-Telluride Event Day,
products and services. This
5/1-Telluride to Montrose,
show is very focused on the
5/2,-Montrose to Gunnison,
home building and remodeling
5/3- Gunnison to Cotopaxi
industry, and vendors can