Wisconsin State Fair Park to see first in-person exhibition with MBA Home Show

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A familiar space at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park is returning to normal.

The exhibition that once was used as a COVID-19 care facility, the exposition center, is being prepped for its first in-person show.

The MBA Home Building & Remodeling Show kicks off Friday, April 30.

From October until February, Wisconsin State Park served as a statewide, COVID-19 overflow facility for hospitals.

Last month, the facility was decommissioned and sanitized for its regular use.

This weekend at the Home Show guests can meet with nearly 100 exhibitors and visit more than 200 booths.

COVID precautions and capacity limits will be in place.

Organizers say they are excited to be face-to-face, once again, with potential clients.

“We want this to be a safe, in-person event. So we have wider aisles, we have one-way direction, a mask is required to enter here. It is a state-run facility and they are requiring a mask," said Kathy Raab, executive director at the Metropolitan Builders Association.

“We’re excited to get back to talking to people, that’s the big thing. We like talking to people in person and it’s a little harder when you’re talking over Zoom and stuff like that," said Ray Hoffman, marketing manager at Current Electric.

In past years, the MBA Home Show welcomed more than 5,000 people.

They’re expecting a similar turnout this time.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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