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Western Mass Home & Garden Show closed Sunday due to Henri

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Western Massachusetts Home & Garden Show will continue through the day on Saturday, but will be closed on Sunday, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Henri.

The Eastern States Exposition announced that the Home Show will remain open through 9:00 p.m. Saturday, and the Eastern States Farmers Market will be open through 6:00 p.m.

Saturday’s visitors to the Better Living Center were notified, this would be the home show’s final day and reaction from the crowd varied.

“It’s nice to be out on a pre-hurricane day, be part of the crowd and enjoy,” said Randy Rivest of Hampden.

Delores Simon of East Longmeadow told 22News, “I hope it doesn’t hit hard. That’s all I’m hoping. I don’t like that kind of weather.”

The hundreds throughout the Better Living Center, manning the booths expressed Saturday that they’re deeply disappointed. First, by last year’s pandemic-related cancellation of the home show, and this year’s abbreviated one out of precaution.

“It’s very disappointing,” said Jeanne Conrad of Habitat for Humanity. “I mean, these people came out. They have all these things to offer and now they can’t provide it to these people. It is very disappointing.”

The Sam Adams Beer Garden at the Eastern States Exposition will also be closed Saturday night due to the coming storm.