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Green Country Home and Garden Show prepares for busiest year yet

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jan 26, 2018

TULSA, Okla. -- About 180 vendors are expected at the Green Country Home and Garden Show over the weekend.

This covers a range of options, from hot tubs to storm shelters. In the past the event hosted about 25,000 people. This year they're hoping for close to 30,000 as contractors and vendors notice an increase in business.

"A lot of folks feel a lot freer with their finances, they've been holding off for a while, unsure of what the future is going to be. Suddenly we've got people that have been sitting for awhile wondering what they're going to do... and now they're beginning to move forward," said Keith Wells with Tuff Shed.

Tuff Shed just came off a successful run at the Oklahoma City homes show, and the sales consultant said people are starting to look outside of basic renovations.

"Finding a vacation property, putting on vacation homes, cabins, now they're adding an out building... garage, something like that where they didn't feel like they could afford it before," Wells said.

Coordinators with the show said as this market develops, its changing the landscape of housing in Tulsa.

"You see construction everywhere. New homes, you see apartment buildings. I think that's just a good thing for Tulsa. It shows that our economy is on the grow. We're on the move in the right direction. People are wanting to invest more in their homes," Steve McDonald said.

This is just one of five events at the Tulsa Fairgrounds this weekend. There's also the gun show, Oklahoma State wrestling tournament, Tulsa flea market, and a monster truck showdown.

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