The Day – Home & Garden Show sees smaller crowd, but vendors say business is booming

Mohegan — The Southeastern Connecticut Home and Garden Show held at Mohegan Sun this weekend saw a much smaller crowd than in years past — about half the size of last year’s turnout.

But vendors at the event said that business has never been better. 

About 7,000 people attended the show, which was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the casino’s at Earth Expo & Convention Center. 

Dennis Jenks, who runs the show and owns Jenks Productions, said Sunday that he thinks a lot of people — attendees and vendors alike — didn’t show because of the later date this year. Typically, the show takes place in February well before the busy spring season, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed plans this year. 

“The challenge this year was to put a show together when everybody has been shut down for almost a year,” said Jenks. “We work with a lot of

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