Raise your hand if you’re in desperate need of a break from this long winter! We certainly are! 

Well, we’re here with some good news for us all -- the Des Moines Home & Garden Show is happening now.  Like, TODAY through Sunday!  It is the perfect way to distract yourself from these cold, snowy winter days AND help you re-focus on what it is to come...warm, sunny spring and summer days conducive to home improvements and gardening goodness. 

The 39th annual Des Moines Home & Garden Show is sure to be full of fantastically fun features, such as over 400 exhibitors, national and local celebrities (helllloooo, Jason Cameron!), and all of the latest products and services in the building and remodeling industry.  A show known for its feature gardens (designed with local celebrities), the Des Moines Home & Garden Show guarantees that attendees will not be bored!  You are sure to find “innovative products, new ideas, practical advice, and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening, with hundreds of experts under one roof.”  In addition, with an increasing demand for the full range of home furnishings, interiors and outdoor lifestyle products, this exhibition is the ideal place to keep up on the latest and greatest, and to bring a little spring and summer inside during this frigid February. 

From widows and flooring to cabinets and landscaping, and so much more, be sure to come, shop, compare and save!  

Here’s all you need to know about this awesome event!

 

WHEN: Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St., Des Moines.

COST: Adults: $12 (online: $10); children ages 7-12: $4; children ages 6 and under: free.

Home and garden show highlights

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THE MARKET

Check out The Market, a unique shopping experience that features home décor, pottery, gifts and unique items for all garden enthusiasts. Find that one of a kind garden piece or beautiful artwork for your home. A cornucopia of gift ideas for your home and landscape await you at The Market. Don't miss it! (Located in the skywalk)

 

TINY HOUSE EXHIBIT: A showcase by the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Restore on how to cut costs and live a simpler life.

HOME TWEET HOME

Young beneficiaries of the Des Moines Ronald McDonald House will be invited to draw their dream house, and then see it come to life as a birdhouse, thanks to the talents of Central Iowa’s top media personalities, designers and tastemakers. Attendees can participate in a silent auction to walk away with their favorite birdhouse. All proceeds will benefit the Des Moines Ronald McDonald House.

 

INSPIRATION STAGE

Catch presentations at THE INSPIRATION STAGE, featuring local and national expert in Home and Garden. Designed by Meghan Blum Interiors. 

 

WINE VILLAGE

The Wine Village is a favorite of show attendees. Enjoy samples from many Iowa wineries and take home a bottle or two. New to the Wine Village this year is Ulrich's Meat Market. Stop by their booth to sample and purchase some of their delicious and famous Pella Bologna.

 

HERO DAY: Again, the show will offer free admission to all firefighters, law enforcement officers and military personnel on Friday.