NEW ULM - The 33rd annual Home & Self Improvement Show will continue today for its final day from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This year's show boasts 174 booths featuring a wide variety of businesses and organizations, a surprisingly strong number given that a similar show is occurring this weekend in Mankato. Attendance has also been strong, with around 4,000 people turnout for Friday's events and around 6,000 people visiting for Saturday's show.
The range of the booths cover everything from paintball to farming equipment to artistic items. Many of the booths boast fun involvement factors from live demonstration of products to simple things like free popcorn at the Century 21 booth.
Staff photo by Josh Moniz
The booth for Name Frames, which is based out of Truman, specializes in framing images in the shape of letters to spell out names. The business operates out a Facebook webpage and the owners have taken the over 5,000 photographs in their stock from items around the region, including several from New Ulm.
The booth was par to the 33rd Annual Home & Self Improvement Show at the New Ulm Civic Center, which continues today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One of the artistic booths was the Truman-based Name Frames business. The business, which only has a Facebook page under the title Name Frames-Truman, specializes in displayed and framed images that spell out name with shaped objects. The over 5,000 photographs, which were taken the owner of items in the area, cover items like bird nests for the O and the curve of a banister for a J.
A more home improvement focused booth was Today's Fireplace & Space, which specializes in LP or natural gas fire places. While the traditional indoor gas fireplaces are their main business, the company also offers outdoor tables with a fireplace disguised in the center.
The show is free to the public and continues today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.