2020 Home & Garden Show
2020 REALTORS Home & Garden Show Cancellation, Booth Contracts and Refund Processing

GMAR Cancels the 96 th Annual REALTORS ® Home & Garden Show
March 13, 2020 – After monitoring of the evolving situation with the coronavirus disease, the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS ® (GMAR) is announcing today that it is cancelling the 2020 Home & Garden Show that was scheduled to take place March 20-29 at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, WI.

“Cancelling the 2020 REALTORS ® Home & Garden Show was a difficult decision made by the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTOR ®S after careful thought and deliberation,” said GMAR President Mike Ruzicka.” “While an incredible amount of work went into planning this year’s Show, it has reached a point with coronavirus where the GMAR felt it was necessary to cancel the Show in order to protect the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors, association members and staff.”
GMAR leadership has been reassessing the situation based on new developments that have occurred, but in light of the increasing number of confirmed cases of coronavirus, including the recent news that the Wisconsin and the surrounding Milwaukee area recorded its first cases, GMAR leadership felt that even the precautions being taken to ensure the health and safety of attendees would not be enough and the best decision was to cancel the 2020 REALTORS Home & Garden Show.

The GMAR will contact all exhibitors about booth contracts and the refund process on Monday. All REALTOR ® Home & Garden Show booth fees for contracts that were in place as of the date and time of the event cancellation announcement will be fully refunded by check. (Additional options for pre-paying on your same booth location for 2021 or donating your refund to the REALTORS® Youth Foundation will be available.) Refunds can expect to be processed in approx. 4-6 weeks. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through processing and issuing the refunds.

Anyone with urgent and immediate concerns should contact the GMAR office at (414) 217-7493 or realtorshgs@gmail.com . Additional updates concerning the 2020 REALTORS ® Home & Garden Show will be posted at gmar.com and mkehgs.com.

The GMAR sincerely thanks everyone for their patience throughout this decision-making process.
Questions? Please contact us at the GMAR Show Staff:

General Show Questions:
Amanda Falk (amanda@gmar.ws or 414-778-4929)
Emily Simonelli (emily@gmar.ws or 414-778-4929)

Exhibit Booth Applications or Placement:
Karen Brienzo (karen@gmar.ws or 414-430-1933)