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Monday, June 5, 2023

2nd annual home show battles pricing/competition

More than 4,000 people attended last year’s CASA Home Show, but Blane Bailey is expecting an even bigger turnout this year.

Bailey, President and CEO of TranterGrey Media, a local marketing and advertising firm, is organizing the event, which will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown.

“I’m expecting over 5,000 people this year,” he said. “We’ve sold five times the tickets we sold in the same time period last year.”

It will feature 75 local home services vendors, including Veterans Pressure Washing, Absolute Home Analysis, LLC, and Southern Nature Custom Pools.

Last year, some of the vendors told Bailey they were expecting a bigger crowd and that attendees were disappointed that there weren’t more items they could buy at the show. This year’s event will include a variety of products for sale, including Tupperware and Mary Kay cosmetics. He said there are no more vendor booths available.

“We’re sold out this year, and we’re very excited about that,” Bailey said.

Tickets are still available and cost $7 for a one-day pass and $10 for a two-day pass. Veterans and senior citizens can get in for $5, and kids 12 and under are free.

While the Augusta Home and Garden Show in February was free to attend, he has a reason for charging a fee for tickets.

“I think when you charge a little bit, you get a more serious clientele,” Bailey said.

He said last year’s attendees were serious about buying products and services from the vendors.

This weekend, the James Brown Arena will host the Spa Blowout, which will feature hot tubs and swim spas. Bailey said that could affect the CASA Home Show’s attendance, but he isn’t really concerned about it because unless people are interested in buying a hot tub, they probably wouldn’t be interested in that event.

Like last year, it will feature a variety of classes taught by local businesses, such as recteq and Signature Mike from Signature Interiors.

Like last year, the CASA Home Show will feature home service vendors.

Bailey said they’re raffling off two huge gift baskets again. Each vendor has provided two items that cost at least $20 each, and each attendee will receive a punch card. For every 25 vendors they visit, they will receive one raffle ticket, so they can earn up to three tickets.

He estimates the baskets will be worth between $1,500 and $2,000 each.

Unlike last year’s event, which was held on April 30 and May 1, this year’s show will be earlier due to scheduling conflicts at the exhibition center. Bailey said for next year, they’re signing a contract to host the show the first weekend in May.

“I think it’s going to be a really good show this year,” he said.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or the event’s Facebook page.

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