Nisqually Valley Home, Garden, and Trade Show

April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am – May 1, 2016 @ 4:00 am
Yelm High School
1315 W Yelm Ave
Yelm, WA 98597
Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce

Antique and Vintage Fair at the Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show – Picture courtesy of Complete Estate Sales Northwest

Join us at the Nisqually Valley Home and Garden Show 2016

View Exhibitor List Here

View Program Schedule Here

What will you find at the 14th Annual Nisqually Valley Home and Garden Show?

Antique Appraisal Fair

Antique Road Show move over! Bring your family heirlooms, fun vintage finds and serious antiques. The Nisqually Valley Home and Garden Show will offer our very own Antique Fair, where you can have your treasures evaluated by our expert appraiser George A. Higby of Complete Estate Sales and Accredited Appraisals.

Over 100 Exhibitor Booths and Demonstrations

The show features hundreds of exhibitor booths and demonstrations, offering the latest in home and yard related products, services and improvements. And don’t forget the food! Savor some of Thurston County’s best from Simply Organic, Taco Gaby and The Cattlemen to name a few. Enjoy fun for the entire family, including children’s activities booth.

Expert Speaker Seminars Every Hour

Take in the many seminars ranging from horticultural expert Marianne Binetti and Kellie Petersen of Gordon’s Garden Center to local preparedness expert Vivian Eason of Thurston County Emergency Management and Kirk Haffner of South Sound Solar. See below for complete speaker list and program schedule.

Vintage Car Show Saturday April 30th




Join fellow enthusiasts to swap stories and check out the impressive display of vintage autos. The Car Show will  be held on Saturday April 30th only. – Picture Courtesy of Nisqually Valley News




Speaker Seminars:

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Anne Marsh

“Virtuose de Vin” at Wine Cellar of Yelm


Distinguishing flavors in wine

It may be easier than you think to identify and taste all those flavors in wine! Come out for a fun and tasty presentation. Anne will teach you how to taste the most common flavors in popular grape varieties and we’ll comparison taste using French and American Oak teas!


Fiona Douglas-Hamilton

Founder and President of SEEC, Llc


Water Wise Homes and Gardens

Learn how to save on water costs now and future proof against ongoing water shortages. Despite Pacific NW snow pack levels bouncing back th after WA’s worst drought on record last year, UW Climatologists predict that we will experience warmer, wetter winters resulting in less snowpack, with longer, drier and hotter summer seasons. Attend this talk and gain helpful cost-saving strategies for your home and garden, including an overview of rainwater harvesting and how to use greywater.


George Higby, CAGA

Owner, Complete Estate Sales and Accredited Appraisals, Ltd.


What’s Hot and What’s Not in Antiques and Vintage Goods

A new generation of collectors are seeking fun and fabulous finds, and they’re different from what grandma used to collect. Join our expert appraiser of antiques, vintage furnishings and household items as he tells us what modern collectors and decorators are looking for today. He’ll bring hands on examples and tell you what’s popular in retro gear today…and what old‐school antiques are now good values for the money.

Blending Yesterday’s Finds into Today’s Home

From Flea Market Flip to American Pickers, lots of decorator and collector shows are introducing a new generation of collectors to vintage goods. But how can a collection fit into a modern lifestyle, and modern decor? Join our antique appraiser as he explains ten concepts that will help you bring your family heirlooms and treasured finds out of the attic and into your everyday life.

John Thomson


Security/Emergency Preparedness for Home and Family

Kellie Petersen

Owner Manager Gordon’s Garden Center


Mother’s Day Basket Surprise! New and Exciting Plants for Baskets and Containers!


Kirk Haffner, M.S.

Owner and Lead Engineer of South Sound Solar

Solar Works in WA!

Put solar to work – gain energy independency, lower your utility bills or provide emergency backup power.  Learn how to evaluate your own site’s solar potential, and what solar incentives and tax credits are currently available. Learn about the newest technologies and funding sources.

Luke Clark

Owner Clark’s Advanced Pest Control


DIY Pest Prevention

learn what you can do as a homeowner to aid in the prevention of pests.





Marianne Binetti


Author and Host of Dig in Seattle

Marianne Binetti is the author of 10 gardening books, columnist for the Nisqually Valley News and a dozen other newspapers, has a degree in Horticulture from WSU and leads tours to Europe with her husband Joe.

Weed Wars: Winning the battle without harming Mother Nature

Learn tips and tricks to controlling weeds and what mistakes you are doing that increase the weeds in your garden. Bring your garden, weed and landscape questions.

Tips for Dirt Cheap Gardening and Lazy Gardeners

Learn how to save money and get the most return from your energy investment ­ including what not to waste.

Scott Bergford

Owner of Scott Homes, Inc. Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Green Professional (CGP)


Healthy Homes and Energy Efficiency Go Hand in Hand

A healthy home is nothing to sneeze at! What can you do about the many environmental toxins that you may be exposed to in your home such as carcinogens in cleaning products and building materials, as well as volatile organic compounds? Learn how you can enjoy a healthy, comfortable, well ventilated, and mold free home while reducing your heating cost to only $100 per year! Enjoy an environment in your home that is both healthy and efficient.

Sue Goetz, CPH


Garden designer, author of The Herb Lovers Spa and owner of Creative Gardener

Sue Goetz, CPH is a garden designer, writer, and speaker. Sue’s design work has earned gold medals at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show and specialty awards including; the Sunset Magazine award, the Fine Gardening magazine award and the American Horticultural Society award.  Sue is also a recipient of the Educator of the Year by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association.

The Herb Lover’s Garden

Go herbal! Find out the best mint to make an herbal spa scrub. How about fennel for attracting butterflies or parsley as a flower border? Landscaping, fragrance, healing and edible flowers, seasoning and cut flower abundance: Come discover something new and useful about the herbs in your garden.

An Edible Garden Lifestyle

Don’t just plant an edible garden- infuse it into your lifestyle. Many edibles are highly ornamental by adding color and texture to garden spaces. From container gardens to mixed borders there are many ways to grow food without the expense of set-aside space. Find the balance of size, space, “come and go” plants, harvesting, longevity and how it all works with the permanence of landscaping.


Suzanne Santos

Yelm Farmers Market

Suzanne Santos spent a dozen years in marketing and public relations, then converted to working in agriculture or working as an advocate / organizer for farmers and farmers markets for the past two decades.


Eating like your life depended on it. It really does!

Sustaining yourself every day with local food – or at least healthier foods when local is not available in a region – can change your health outcome in the long run. Suzanne will present tips on how you can access different channels to eat locally,  avoid danger zones of foods that may be more harmful than good even though they are fruits and vegetables, and how you can easily preserve the height of season crops when they are priced lower so you can enjoy them later.

Vivian K. Eason

Public Educator and Emergency Management Coordinator for Thurston County Emergency Management

Is Chocolate Part of Your Preparedness Kit?

Introduction to Thurston County Emergency Management and how we plan together with other jurisdictions and citizens. Gain an awareness of hazards in your backyard and how to prepare for them. How can citizens personally prepare at home and in your neighborhood? Introduction to Map Your Neighborhood and other programs available to assist with preparedness. How to get involved or volunteer in your community.

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