“The show is a collaborative effort with cities from the north metro and it’s meant to help our residents find access to home remodeling and landscaping resources,” said Columbia Heights Community Development Director Joe Hogeboom.
In addition to dozens of local vendors, residents will also be able to connect with city officials to ask questions about permitting and building regulations. There will also be several seminars, a treasure hunt, a kids activity center and door prizes. New this year is a contest to find the ugliest room in the north metro.
“The ugly room contest invitees residents of our partner cities of Blaine, Fridley, Columbia Heights and Mounds View to submit pictures of an ugly room, an ugly kitchen, bathroom, living room, any room in their house that they really feel could use improvement. Then we’ll take all the entries in the contest and post them at the show itself. We invite people to come up the show on our day Feb. 4 and vote on their favorite entry for ugliest room. The winner of the competition will receive $1,000 in the combination of a Home Depot and Visa gift cards to use however they’d like to invest in their home,” said Hogeboom.
Submissions for the ugly room contest have started to trickle in and so far the results have been as expected.
“We are seeing some interesting things come our way,” said Hogeboom.
The deadline to enter the Ugly Room Contest is Jan. 30. If you think your house has what it takes to win, just click here.