Two Shows in One

Northwest Taste pairs with Home Idea Show
By Colin Anderson
Article provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local

The fall Home Idea Show in Spokane is regularly attended by more than 6,000 people, and that number is likely to rise with the addition of Northwest Taste. After working as a marketing consultant with Home Idea Show owner Rhonda Marks for the past 10 years, Ada Hargrove brought up the idea of pairing both shows over the same weekend.

“Rhonda and I saw a great opportunity for both of us. She wanted to feature something new at her fall home show and I wanted to be able to have access to an established attendance. It’s a true win/win for both shows,” said Hargrove.

The two shows will run the weekend of October 12 through 14 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. You can purchase admission to each show individually or a combo ticket that gets you into both shows on the same day. Children are welcome at the Home Idea Show, however, Northwest Taste is a 21 and older event.

The Home Idea Show gives homeowners access to experts and local companies that feature all the latest trends for both indoor and outdoor decoration and remodel. You can speak directly with contractors, find show-only specials and see demonstrations on various projects. You will find everything from kitchen and bath services to siding, decks, outdoor living and design consultants. Booths are set up to be visually stimulating, and you will likely see design elements and features you hadn’t even considered.

Once you’ve got your plans finalized, head over to Northwest Taste for a few hours of sampling some of the best bites and beverages local chefs have to offer. Your admission includes all food samplings, and you can purchase tastings for alcoholic beverages that include local wines, beers and ciders. Each entrant also receives a commemorative tasting glass they can take home with them. You will find cheese, sweets, oils/vinegars, artisan breads, dried meats and nuts, all locally sourced from the Northwest.

“We want this to be a demonstration of the great variety of foods that are available right here in the Northwest,” said Hargrove. Just Plain Darin will be providing musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.

If you are interested in being a vendor for either show, there are still opportunities available. Visit or or email [email protected].