Daily Attractions

In addition to the wide variety of products and services offered by our vendors, be sure to check out what else the Expo has to offer!

Scroll down to read more about informative seminars and an exciting new feature: Construction in Motion!

Construction in Motion

  • Sunday, October 8, 12-4pm
  • Located in the parking lot north of the Kitsap Sun Pavilion
  • FREE family event!

Bulldozers, skidders, and dump trucks, oh my! Bring your kids out for a hands-on construction extravaganza!

Construction in Motion will feature construction equipment on site for kids to climb on, explore, and learn about. There will even be a big truck race!

There will be fun photo ops and a job site obstacle course, among other super fun activities that are in the works. Whether your child is interested in construction or just wants to come out and have some FUN – don’t miss this event! Each child will walk away with a fun souvenir and a taste of what it’s like to work in the trades!

The KBA would like to thank our partners in this event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminars

Saturday, October 7

11:00am in the Classroom: Budgeting for your Remodel Project, Presented by Molly McCabe of a Kitchen That Works

Molly, an award winning contractor and national speaker, is always informative and energizing!  After years in the business, Molly believes homeowners want to know more about how to budget their remodel project, however most find budgeting for their projects to be a confusing and an unformulated task. They are bombarded with information on the internet and home improvement television shows that are often over simplistic when it comes to the budget. This presentation will walk you through a variety of approaches to budgeting for your project. Additionally, you will leave with the tools you need to make educated decisions about the materials you incorporate in your project as well as the professional you hire to do the job.

 

 

 

 11:00am in the Mezzanine: Solar U, presented by Greg Williams of Sunergy Systems

Solar stands with other renewables as a more viable long-term alternative to the use of fossil fuels. There are many ways to combat climate change and solar is one of them! In this seminar you will learn about how well solar works in the Northwest, affordability of solar panels, financing options, incentives and rebates. Greg will also give you the rundown on how solar panels work, their reduction of environmental impact that can increase your home’s resale value, and the proper siting for solar on a home or business. With over 27 years experience in energy design, Greg will be able to answer all of your solar questions and help you determine if solar is right for you.

 

 

12:30pm in the Mezzanine: Aaah! Size Does Matter! Presented by Brett Marlow of Brett Marlow Design Build

In addition to this seminar, be sure to meet with Brett and her staff at their tiny home display located in the back of the Pavilion near Advantage Nissan.

 

 

 

 

2:00pm in the Mezzanine: Discover your Wild Backyard, presented by Craig Romano, author of Kitsap Urban Trails

Discover your wild backyard. Come take a slideshow trail tour around the Kitsap Peninsula, Key Peninsula, and Bainbridge Island with award winning guidebook author Craig Romano Urban Trails: Kitsap focuses on the trails, parks, and preserves within the urban and suburban areas around Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, Gig Harbor, and the Key and Kitsap peninsulas. You’ll find trails to beaches, old growth forests, lakeshores, wildlife-rich wetlands, rolling hills, scenic vistas, meadows, historic sites, and vibrant communities. Trails perfect for easy or all day hikes, short or long runs, and refreshing walks.

Romano is one of the most prolific trails writers in the Northwest having authored 15 books and co-authored four others covering the region. His Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington’s Last Frontier, was recognized in 2010 by Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed and State Librarian, Jan Walsh as a Washington Reads book for its contribution to Washington’s cultural heritage.

 

3:30pm in the Classroom: Spin your Meter Backwards, presented by Andy Cochrane of Power Trip Energy

 

3:30pm in the Mezzanine: Bolt it-Brace it-Do-it; Foundation Retrofit Class presented by Michelle Yee of Simpson StrongTie in partnership with Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management.

 

Sunday, October 8

11:00am in the Classroom: How Green is your Lawn? Presented by Colleen Miko of the WSU Kitsap Extension Master Gardeners

 

12:30pm in the Classroom: Small Spaces, Big Impact – decorating your small space for living! Presented by Michele Doyle of MD Design Group

 

2:00pm in the Classroom: How to Hire a Builder, presented by Wes Fetch of Estes Builders.

 

3:30pm in the Classroom: Solar Works in Western WA, presented by Keith Hughes of West Seattle Electric & Solar