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This weekend holds an opportunity to visit nearly 500 vendors at the Kern County Fairgrounds during the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show.

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The 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show will draw thousands from around the area this weekend at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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The 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show has nearly 500 vendors. Many of them are local contractors and carpenters to consult with for larger home projects on the to-do list for spring.

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Yorkie Mya got lots of pets and glances while Scott Newton, owner of The Wet Nose, holds her at the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show on Friday at the fairgrounds.

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At the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show, Scott Newton gained lots of attention while carrying his Yorkie, Mya, in The Wet Nose selling pet gifts and other items.

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Yes, even electric cars are on display during this weekend's 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show.

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An operator (not pictured) does a fly-by around the people with this remote controlled helicopter Friday at the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show.

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Gary Wren is dressed for the occasion at the fairgrounds Friday while working in the Garlic Festival Foods booth during the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show.

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Mike Stephani with California Redwood Signs works on a sign in his portable shop Friday at the Kern County Fairgrounds during the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show.

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Daniel Wonderly with Gundlach's waits for customers to show them this packaged air conditioner/heating system at the fairgrounds Friday.

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At the Bakersfield Home and Garden Show, Vyala Das Johnson puts up the wares he is selling at the Kern County Fairgrounds over the weekend.

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The Original Bratwurst food booth at the Bakersfield Home and Garden Show claims Our Wurst is the Best.

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Tara Bridgeman with the Pure Bubble Gun Fun display booth puts on a good show with two bubble guns for sale at the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show.

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At the home and garden show at the fairgrounds, Tara Bridgeman of Placerville demonstrates a bubble gun for sale in the Pure Bubble Gun Fun display booth at the Kern County Fairgrounds during the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show.

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The La Provencale Garlic Grater booth in the foreground in one of the buildings at the Kern County Fairgrounds is just one place to shop this weekend. There are many others, with 150 new exhibitors this year at the 28th Annual Bakersfield Home and Garden Show.

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Cooking food displays at the Bakersfield Home and Garden Show are always a big hit with the public. Everyone likes free food.

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Buck's Landscape Material and Ponds had a beautiful display during the 28th Annual Home and Garden Show at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The show runs through Sunday.

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Hot tubs in the back and balloons are in the front for this youngster in a stroller during the 28th Annual Bakerafield Home and Garden Show at the Kern County Fairgrounds.