Visit us in April!

The Best Event in Town!

Located at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds in Centreville, MI, this show is presented by the Gateway Shopper and Sturgis Journal. Every year we strive to make this show grow bigger and better. This year is no exception! We are very excited about some of the new offerings this year, along with all the returning favorites such as our Poochapalooza dog show and Dessert Bake-Off competition.

What Will Be Offered

We will be offering a wide range of events designed to be informative and entertaining, for all people in our community.


New this year, the Knights of Columbus Bingo Hall, located in building 45. Friday, April 21st at 2pm (doors open at 1:30). It is FREE to play and you could win prizes and gift cards from a variety of local businesses.

BBQ Rib Cook-Off Contest

The Home & Garden Expo “Rib Cook-off Competition” will be held Saturday, April 22nd starting at 9:00am and ending at 1:00pm. Competition will end promptly at 1:00pm and contestants will have until 1:10pm sharp to turn in their entries to the officials table. Judging will begin and awards will follow.

Entry Fee: $10 per team.

Prizes: 1st Place - Medium sized Big Green Egg, bag of starter charcoal and a fire starter ($850 value) 2nd Place - $100 Gift Certificate from Central Meat Market

Deadline to Enter: April 14, 2017 at 5pm*
*no late entries will be allowed.

Download the rules here, or visit The Gateway Shoppers Guide at 201 N Clay St., Sturgis.


Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Cruise-In

Show off your special ride, while enjoying the 2017 Home & Garden Expo! Saturday, April 22, 8am-3pm. 

Family Fun Day

Get the camera ready and bring the kids to meet The Dark Knight of MI! Along with his Batmobile, the Dark Knight of Michigan will be available for photos and autographs, on Saturday, from 9am-1pm. This is a FREE event! Sponsored by the Great Start Collaborative of St. Joseph County, Family Fun Day will also feature a plethora of other family friendly activities in Barn 40. For a complete list of activities, click here.


6th Annual Dog Show. FIRST 30 REGISTRANTS WILL RECEIVE A POOCH POUCH!! Free entry. Must be pre-registered on or before April 19, 2017. Prizes will be awared for: Most orginal trick, musical sits, best catcher (must bring item to toss/catch), highest jumper, limbo, dog the judges would most like to take home. This event is sponsored by Sturgis Veterinary Hospital and Walmart.

Pre-registration is required. You may register here online , or click here to download a printable registration form.

Dessert Bake-Off

One of our most popular contests over the last 10 years has been moved from Friday afternoon to Saturday. Contestants will try their hand at baking the tastiest of desserts to impress a panel of judges. These items must be baked from scratch, and the recipe must be included with the entry. A complete list of rules can be downloaded here, or you may contact our staff at 269-651-2944 or 269-651-5407.

Register online here.

When: Saturday, April 22 at Noon (entries must be submitted by 11:45)
Where: Barn 45
Entry: Free to enter
Prizes: One 1st place winner in each category. One Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to be used at any of the Home & Garden Expo vendors.