Home and Garden Idea Fair returns this weekend in Ridgefield


For over 30 years, the annual Clark Public Utilities (CPU) Home and Garden Idea Fair has been Southwest Washington’s show to inspire homeowners and gardeners with the latest products and services.

This year’s show builds on that tradition and offers many new showcases and features for guests of all ages, a release by CPU stated.

“This year’s fair combines the best of our previous events with several new exhibitors and activities that’ll appeal to everyone,” CPU Marketing and Events Specialist Maxie Mayer said in the release. “With everything there is to try and explore, you might find yourself spending the entire day roaming the fair — even if you came just to purchase some plants or find a contractor.”

Hundreds of CPU employees volunteer their time to produce this free community event. They’ll be hosting sites throughout the show where customers can learn about the utility company’s many programs and services that help customers reduce energy expenses, as well as the utility’s stewardship programs to enhance the quality of life for Clark County residents, the release stated.

“There are many elements of this show that visitors are familiar with and look forward to seeing every year,” Dameon Pesanti with CPU said. “So we always try to incorporate those types of businesses and even those specific vendors, while also trying to bring in a good mix of new folks. This is a year where we are taking a few things in a few different directions.”

The two-day event features over 200 vendors and exhibitors who specialize in

home and garden improvement, as well as several nurseries participating in one of the region’s largest plant sales.

The Energy Efficient Alternative Ways of Living area offers four different housing experiences, whether it is in the back yard or driving across the country with accessory-dwelling units, campers and more from Northwest builders.

CPU employee-volunteers at the electric vehicle garage can answer questions about switching to an electric vehicle and waving goodbye to gas, the release stated.

On the midway, the Children’s Entrepreneur Market features the biggest business ideas from Clark County’s youngest tycoons and a farmers market offering items from local growers, the release stated.

“We as a utility, we love this event because it’s an opportunity for us to really connect with our customers,” Pesanti said. “We are going to be really excited about introducing them to a lot of the programming that we do that they might not be aware of. We’ll have people on hand that can talk to them about all the variety of programs and services that we offer to help them.”

Kids and families will have many opportunities when they visit PowerZone Live. It includes free activities, safety demonstrations, nature-inspired craft projects and more.

Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food for local food banks or monetary contributions to Operation Warm Heart, a program providing home-heating grants to families in financial crisis, are encouraged, CPU stated.

Event center parking is $6 per vehicle. CPU provides free shuttle bus service from the Fisher’s Landing and 99th Street transit stations.

No pets are allowed at the event, but registered service animals are allowed.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, at 17402 NE Delfel Road in Ridgefield. More information is available at homeandgardenideafair.com.

Home and Garden Idea Fair exhibitor list

Over 200 vendors will take part in the Clark County Home and Garden Idea Fair on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield.

For more information on the event, go online to clarkpublicutilities.com/event/home-garden-idea-fair/.

Below is the list of exhibitors
for the 2024 show:

Accurate Installers

Allure Magnetics / Wind Bandits

American Family Insurance

Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

Arbor Science Tree Care

Arctic Spas Vancouver

Artisan Exteriors PNW

Ashley Chimney Service & Masonry

Better Built Barns

BIA of Clark County

Bike Clark County

Blairco, Inc.

Brimma Solar

Busy B’s Exterior Wood Construction

Callie Armstrong State Farm

Camano Island Coffee Roasters

CAP Concrete Coatings

Cascade Fence and Deck

Cascade Flooring America LLC

Cascade Forest Conservancy

CertaPro Painters of SW Washington

Clark County Building Safety — Planet Clark

Clark County Composter Recycler

Clark County Food Bank

Clark County Mosquito Control District

Clark County Noxious Weed Management

Clark County Public Works

Clean Choice Professional Services

ClearView Retractable Screens Northwest LLC

Columbia River Hot Tubs

CRESA (Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency)

Cranberry Corners

Creative Interiors and Design, Inc.


D.W. Teberg Landscape Design

Dan’s Top Notch Heating & Cooling

Designers Northwest, Inc.

Dryworx Restoration

DS Johnson Enterprises

Elegant Garden Designs, Inc.

Eli’s Paver Patios

Entek Corporation

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity

Evergreen Softub, Inc.

Evershine Lighting

E-Z Propane LLC

E-Z Trucking

Flagpole Farm

Floor Coverings International

Fort Knox Northwest

Full Circle


Garage Force of Vancouver

Garden Like a Girl

Gutter Helmet by Lednor Corporation

Hard Cover Spas PNW LLC

Henco Plumbing Services

High Performance Homes

HomeCo Sales LLC


Homes For Heroes


Interlock Industries, Inc.

IronBark Studio

Jacuzzi Bath Remodel

Keystone Mudjacking

LeafFilter Gutter Protection

LeafGuard of Oregon

Lewis River Doors

Lifetime Exteriors

Lile Moving & Storage

Livingston Mountain Spas

Luxury Bath of Washington

M&E Sales LLP

Matrix Roofing & Home Solutions

Mattress Firm

May Awning & Patio Co.

Miller Home Renovations/Bath Planet

ML Wood Shop Creations

Mountainwood Homes

Murphys Fireplace and Stoves Inc.


New Day Arborist LLC

New Day Pest Management

New Tradition Homes

Newrock Homes, Inc.

NW Garage Cabinet Company

NW Natural

Oak & Stone Inc.

Pacific Clean Air Solutions LLC

Pilot Plumbing and Drain

PNW International, Inc.

Premier Patio & Awning

Quail Homes

Qualified Electricians PDX

Rainbow System Apex B

Renewal by Andersen

Rick’s Custom Fencing &

River City Roofing

Roof Maxx of SW Washington

Rose City Laboratories

Sauna Health Store

ShelfGenie of Portland

Simplicity by Hayden Homes

Solar Gem Greenhouses

Sta-Built Construction

Stoneware by Cheryl

Strong Marketing

Summa Peak

Sunbridge Solar LLC

Sunset Heating and Cooling

Sunset Outdoor Living

Superior Sleep Experience

System Pavers

T Square Remodeling Inc.

The Home Depot

The Housing Mart

The Mount Pleasant Shop

Three 60 Decks

Tier 1 Concrete LLC

Top Shelf Closets and Bath

Topline Counters

Total Energy Concepts, Inc.

Town & Country / PermaBilt

Tracie DeMars Real Estate

Tracker Safe LLC

Tri-Tech Heating Inc.

True Plumbing Company LLC

Unity Solar

Upright Exterior Services

Value Garage Door Service

Vancouver Woodworks Furniture

WA State Dept of Labor & Industries

Waagmeester Canvas Products, Inc.

Waste Connections of WA Inc

Wire Nutz Solar LLC

Your Home Improvement Company

Zip Clean Blinds, LLC

Below is a list of plant sale exhibitors for the 2024 show:

3Sixty Farms LLC

Alicia’s Nursery

Alpine Gardens

Bi-Zi Farms

Broken Gate Farm

Coyote Ridge Ranch

Franklin Nursery

Garden Treasures

Half Moon Farm

Killdeer Farms

Kiona Native Plants

Lux Perennials Nursery

N & M Herb Nursery Inc.

One Earth Botanical

Out in the Garden Nursery

Owens Gardens

Pearson Nursery LLC

Rhythm Seed Farm

Sabinos Nursery

Sebright Gardens

Shovel and Thumb LLC

Stoller Farms LLC

Sweet Bloom Farm

Taylor Family Farms

The Homestead Farm

The Lily Garden

The Lily Pad

The Urban Snail

Tzakis Naturals LLC

Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery

Watershed Garden Works

Woodlawn Nursery