National Speaker to Appear at Muskegon Home Show


j schwanke

J Schwanke

This year the Muskegon Home, Garden + DIY show welcomes, national speaker J Schwanke to the show. Schwanke is a flower expert, flower content producer and professional speaker, known throughout the flower industry and beyond. He is regarded as the most trusted voice in the flower industry. He will be presenting “Fun with Flowers and J” – six unique seminars during the two day event. Schwanke has written numerous books which will be on sale during the event with an opportunity for personal book signing.


After a successful first year, the Muskegon Home, Garden + DIY Show is returning to Fricano’s Event Center March 25 and 26, 2016. This year’s show will feature 40+ local businesses exhibiting their best home and garden information, an expanded yard and garden section, educational and DIY sessions, celebrity guests and more!

“Adding a national speaker to this event, really helps bring the caliber of the show to the next level,” says Carla Flanders, Show Director. “This year we are also expanding the yard and garden section for the event and currently seeking local businesses and individuals such as; garden nurseries, landscapers, architectures, floral experts, tree/shrub designers and anyone with a green thumb willing to show off their talents.”

In addition to an expanded garden section, the Home + Garden Show is continuing its seminar series with educational speakers and hands-on “Do It Yourself” (DIY) sessions. These seminars feature local and national experts sharing their knowledge including time and money saving techniques. Back by popular demand, Wasserman’s Flowers and Gifts will be featuring a DIY seminar on bouquet arrangements. Guests will be provided with fresh cut flowers and Wasserman’s will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a beautiful arrangement that you get to take home!

With the show’s successful first year, exhibitor space is going fast! To reserve a booth at the show, businesses should fill out the registration form located at General admission tickets are also available online at for $3. Each ticket is also valid for $3 off Fricano Pizza during the Home Show. Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

The Home, Garden + DIY event is a production of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce with support from the Lakeshore Home Builders Association, Fricano Place, Shepherd Shoreline Gutters and Garage Doors, Keene Lumber and Staples. For sponsorships or additional information about the show, contact Carla Flanders at 231.724.3176 or