The 53rd annual Arrowhead Home and Builders Show begins Wednesday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

This annual spring event allows people to talk to contractors and other vendors to help them build or remodel their home, as well as check out gardening products and get tips.

Show attractions include Minnesota's "Laundry Evangelist" Patric Richardson, who will give "life-changing laundry" tips. It also includes The Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson, Minnesota's Blue-Ribbon Baker is Marjorie Johnson and Minnesota's tomato growing expert Lloyd Vollmer.

New this year in the Pioneer Hall will be chainsaw carver Chad Danczyk, who will create custom wood sculptures during the show that will be given away. There will be daily demonstrations at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday demonstrations will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Danczyk will give away 24 carvings during a drawing at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Winners do not need to be present to win.

There will also be hundreds of vendors ranging from businesses that help with fences and gutters to heating and cooling to large construction companies. The show is considered a one-stop-shop for all home and building needs.

For a full list of events and vendors visit

If you go:

When: April 3-7

Time: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

Cost: $10 adults; $6 students 6-17 years old; free for kids 5 years old and under