Magician, artisans added to attractions at Home & Outdoor Living Expo

Magician Dana Hill will perform during the 2022 Home & Garden Expo at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on April 2 and 3.
Magician Dana Hill will perform during the 2022 Home & Garden Expo at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on April 2 and 3.

Are you thinking about adding a sunroom, redesigning your landscape or remodeling your home?

The 2022 ENC Home & Outdoor Living Expo will have an array of items to help you complete your dream project.

The expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 and 3, at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. There is no charge for admission.

Presented by Suddelink and produced by NC Expos, this year's event will feature added attractions including artisans and award-winning magician Dana Hill.

Hill, who resides in Goldsboro, has been performing magic since the age of 13.

"I started off doing balloons in the restaurant business," Hill said. "When I saw the joy that it would bring to others I decided this is what I wanted to do for a living."

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Hill will be doing stage shows at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"I will be doing rolling magic during the event," Hill said. "All of my magic is family-friendly and although the kids will really enjoy it, there will be entertainment for all ages."

Located at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, the event will have more than 100 indoor and outdoor exhibitors showcasing their products and services. Special event-only pricing is available and prizes will be awarded throughout the show.

An Artisan Market will also be featured with vendors offering hand-crafted items including art, pottery, woodworking and much more.

The annual event also offers cash and carry items, such as yard art, wine, Tupperware, pillows and sheets, snacks and spices, candles and skincare to name a few. Local health and wellness professionals will be on hand to offer advice and distribute information.

A pet adoption event will be held by Colonial Capital Humane Society on both days. There will also be games for kids, face painting and cupcakes.

Julie Alley, event producer for NC Expos said she is very excited about this year's event.

"The vendor and community response has been great," Alley said. "I think that the addition of the magician and the family activities, plus the artisan market, will make it a great event to bring the whole family."

Alley said she has 105 vendors scheduled for the two day event.

This article originally appeared on Sun Journal: Home & Outdoor Living Expo to feature award winning magician, artisans