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Red River Valley 2023 Home & Garden Show

See what the FM Home & Design Industry has in store for 2023

The Red River Valley Home & Garden Show, organized by the Home Builders Association of F-M (HBAFM), celebrated its 61st annual event Feb. 24-26, offering the largest selection of home and garden exhibits in the region.

It was created to connect the home building industry with the public and had humble beginnings at the Fargo Civic Center in the early 1960s. Early shows featured hourly door prizes, 40 to 50 exhibitors and a homeowners’ clinic covering building, electrical, landscaping, interior decorating, plumbing, heating and air conditioning and financial topics. First known as simply The Home Show, the event moved to West Acres Mall in the 1970s, then back to the Civic Center, and found its current home at the Fargodome in 1993.

Today, the Home & Garden Show hosts hundreds of exhibitors. Sharing information has remained an integral part as organizers work with local experts to offer workshops on design trends, financial topics and yard/gardening topics. Hosting in February is significant because everyone is ready to look forward to warmer weather and make plans for their home, yard or lake properties!

“Design is constantly changing and our show gets the residents in our area in front of our exhibitors who offer today’s best products and services in the area,” the HBAFM team said. “For example, Accent Kitchen & Bath’s workshop (more info on them below) [brought] the latest designs, products and trends that their staff experienced at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas at the beginning of February.”

Design is constantly changing and our show gets the residents in our area in front of our exhibitors who offer today’s best products and services in the area.”

– HBAFM Team

New Features This Year

HBAFM looked to make the Home & Garden Show a new and exciting experience for consumers. They wanted to offer something for everyone, so this year they had new features that include:

A Spring Market that was located on the north and west sides of the concourse featuring local artists, makers and vendors. Unique products included gourmet food, jewelry, home decor, apparel, children’s and pet-related items and much more

A partnership between HBAFM, Broadway Square and the Fargo Park District created something truly spectacular—they recreated Broadway Square inside the Fargodome on the southwest corner of the field (read more on the next page).

Lake Home Avenue was for those dreaming about lake life. There you could find the very best companies specializing in lake country living along with cabin products and services.


This year’s workshop menu covered everything from financial topics to plants and home design. Participants learned about the latest home design techniques from the experts at Accent Kitchen & Bath and brushed up on gardening and greenery from Baker Garden & Gift.

The Full List of Workshops

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How to finance your home dreams by Bell Bank

The team of experts at Bell Bank walked participants through the toolbox of different options to refinance, remodel or purchase a new home.

Plants make people happy and midwestern houseplant gardening by Baker Nursery Garden & Gift

Audrey Dawn Gilbraith is the workshop coordinator and groundskeeper for Baker Nursery Garden & Gift. She has an associate’s degree in floral design and greenhouse technology and is a Master Gardener. She considers herself a lifelong gardener despite only being 23!

Check It Out:
This year, the Home & Garden Show has been given a fresh new look with a new logo and colors!


Over 130 Exhibitors in over 25 categories of services were present! Everything from lawn and gardening service, flooring providers, fence, roofing, interior design, decks, security systems and much more.

Fresh Kitchen & Bath Trends for 2023 by Accent Kitchen & Bath

Jessica Holen is a Fargo native with a bachelor’s degree in interior design from North Dakota State University. She enjoys customer interaction to formulate the best designs for functional homes while upgrading materials and adding each homeowner’s personality. Jessica manages flooring sales at Accent and is one of their lead designers.

Tim Liebl is a designer and sales manager at Accent. His expertise includes floor coverings, wall coverings, cabinets, countertops, framing, sheetrocking, tape, texture, electrical and plumbing. He has bid, consulted and designed over 1,300 different projects, ranging from simple to whopping $1.6 million home remodels.

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Bringing outside: Broadway Square

HBAFM was incredibly excited to bring the iconic Broadway Square space indoors! “We wanted to bring something new and fun to the show,” said The Home & Garden Show event coordinator Janna Koble. “We wanted to inspire consumers with one of the most awesome outdoor spaces that Fargo has to offer: Broadway Square.”

Their vision was to bring the outside inside and give families something really exciting to do during the cold winter months by recreating the 3,000-square-foot space inside the Fargodome—it’s the perfect gathering place to give you a taste of spring! Families could take part in entertaining daily features like Music at The Square, Movies at The Square, Gaming Day, Wellness at The Square, Chalk Fest, PiKadilly Face Painting and more. Plus, grabbed a treat or popcorn at the Dippin’ Dots stand!

Broadway Square is a partnership between the Home Builders Association of F-M, Broadway Square and the Fargo Park District.

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“We wanted to inspire consumers with one of the most awesome outdoor spaces that Fargo has to offer: Broadway Square.” – Home & Garden Show Event Coordinator Janna Koble

It’s All About Family & Community

“Shopping and buying locally is always a great way to support the community,” the HBAFM team said. “We think, now more than ever, people are wanting to feel connected again; the last few years have been tough for everyone. That is why attending community events is more important than ever; gathering and connecting with each other makes people feel good. Connecting the Fargo-Moorhead community with these exhibitors face-to-face can be so much more meaningful than a phone conversation or visiting a website, and you can actually get a taste of what products and services they have to offer in real time. Plus, other features like Broadway Square presented by the Fargo Park District and Hebron Brick Supply’s Beer Garden [offered] a ‘summer’ experience inside the Fargodome while it’s still winter outside!”

Homebuilders Association Fargo-Moorhead

1802 32nd Ave S Fargo, ND 58103

Written by Josiah Kopp

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