This year's Eastern Ohio Home Show will be held May 16 through 18 on the grounds of the Military Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS) Museum. The show, open to the public, will showcase 20 factory-built homes put up by 14 factory home builders.
This year’s Eastern Ohio Home Show will be held May 16 through 18 on the grounds of the Military Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS) Museum. The show, open to the public, will showcase 20 factory-built homes put up by 14 factory home builders.
There will be 45 indoor exhibit booths inside the MAPS hanger providing information on windows, bath fittings, waterproofing, financing, insurance, home construction, cutlery and interiors.
“A few months ago, we got a call from the Canton Visitors Bureau," MAPS Executive Director Kim Kovesci said. "It seems that they were having a problem finding a location for the Home Show.”
Originally planned for the McKinley Monument and Pro Football Hall of Fame, the event planners ran into snags when it came to providing enough parking and transportation between the two locations.
“Shuttling people around and parking problems made it a logistical nightmare. So they approached us about hosting the event because everything could be concentrated in one place,” Kovesci said. “Our only concern was parking, but we are pretty sure it will not be a problem as we don't anticipate a rush of people at one time but, rather, a continuous flow of visitors.”
The houses, fully furnished and landscaped, will be set up in front of the MAPS hanger. The homes are of modular design and can be set up quickly. Homes of this kind can be used to help house the influx of workers involved in drilling throughout the state, according to Kovesci.
New 1,500-square-feet homes with three bedrooms and two baths cost between $50,000 and $60,000. Single section homes cost between $25,000 and $39,000.
Information on loans will be available.
Admission and parking is free. MAPS members will be available for tours around the museum facilities.
The afternoon will also feature live radio broadcasts and giveaways. Food and beverages will be available each day.
The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. May 16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 and noon to 5 p.m. May 18. MAPS is at 2260 International Parkway.
Canned food donations will be collected throughout the event for military veterans organizations around the area.
Additional information can be found at www.easternohiohomeshow.com or at mapsairmuseum.org.