FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The 47th once-a-year Fort Wayne Residence and Yard Show at Memorial Coliseum was the final significant collecting to come about in advance of the pandemic pressured several venues and events to shut down. A minimal more than a year later on, the party is again for its 48th calendar year with some adjustments just after the mask mandate and potential restrictions were lifted on Tuesday.

Present president Becky Williamson told WANE 15 that the display will be “strongly recommending and encouraging encounter coverings, and social distancing,” and hand sanitizing for sellers and friends. Masks, nevertheless, will not be demanded, she stated.

Even although the Memorial Coliseum is owned by the county, it is regarded as an amusement/event venue, which is a independent classification from the mask requirements for county/municipal governing administration properties, WANE 15 has uncovered. As a end result, event organizers who hire out the Coliseum can determine if masks are demanded or not.

Williamson said the clearly show will also widen its aisles and make traffic a person-way.

Timed ticket revenue from the Ticketmaster program have now been taken out and organizers stated any one with a ticket will be allowed to arrive any day and time they want.

“We are however encouraging individuals to consider attending on Thursday or any working day after 3 p.m. to stay clear of the larger sized crowd dimensions,” the press launch stated.

Agreement tracing requirements has also been eliminated and there will be assigned doorways for people who obtained tickets in advance.

Williamson said exhibit officers will watch group dimensions so it “doesn’t get out of control.” The clearly show will have a more compact footprint simply because the vaccine clinic at the Coliseum is now utilizing place previously used by the display.

The clearly show will also not have ‘celebrity’ guests or demonstrations.

Tickets can be procured in advance on Ticketmaster or at the Coliseum Box Office. Tickets will also be obtainable the day of the occasion at the doorway.


  • General Admission: $12
  • Seniors (62+): $8 valid any day
    • “We unfortunately aren’t equipped to lower price the on-line tickets, so Senior special discounts are only readily available at the box workplace,” the show’s web-site mentioned.
  • Kids Beneath 15: FREE
  • Parking: $6 (Coliseum Fee)

The Household & Yard demonstrate is scheduled for April 15 – 18 at the Memorial Coliseum found at 4000 Parnell Ave in Fort Wayne.