BURLINGTON — The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home and Garden Show and Chocolate Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Parkway.
The show is designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. The exhibit area will showcase a large variety of products and services including indoor and outdoor living, camping solutions, home entertainment, roofing and structural, heating and cooling, plumbing, contractors and remodelers, landscaping, kitchen and bath, painting, doors and windows and financial information.
These seminars will be presented in the auditorium: “Let’s Talk Honey Bees” by Master Gardener Mike Wagner, 10 a.m.; “First Time Home Buying” by Town Bank/Wintrust, 11 a.m.; “Chalk Painting” by 2 Fancie Gals, 1 p.m., and “Landscape Makeover” by Burlington Garden Center, 2 p.m.
The Expert Corner will allow vendors a 30-minute commercial to show off their specialties. The schedule: “Home Buying” by Envoy Mortgage, 10 a.m.; “Funeral Planning” by Miller Reesman Funeral Home, 11 a.m.; and “Small Space Gardening” by Burlington Garden Center, 1 p.m.
The Chocolate Extravaganza will feature a amateur bake-off with competitors coming from all over southeastern Wisconsin. Entries will be accepted on the day of the event from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Categories include cake, pie or torte; bars and cookies; candy and miscellaneous; and cupcakes. Entry fees per person are $5 for adults and $2 for children. The recipe must accompany each entry. Judging begins at 10:30 a.m. After judging is complete, samples will be available.
A cake walk will be held with 10 cakes up for bid.
Cupcake Wars will begin after the Chocolate Extravaganza judging. Celebrities will be battling for bragging rights for the whole year.
Admission is $2. For a free coupon, go to www.burlingtonchamber.org.