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 38th 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, Kevin O’Connor!), 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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GARDEN MARKET: New last year, with a variety of garden products such as benches, statues and garden art.

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

SIPS AND SOUNDS LOUNGE: Take a break in the lower level lobby with live music.

TWO CHICS AND A HAMMER: Mother and daughter duo Karen ‚ÄčE Laine and Mina Starsiak are setting out to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They're buying up run down homes and transforming them into stunning urban remodels. With Mina's real estate know-how and Karen's no-nonsense legal background, these ladies are unstoppable in getting a property they want and enlisting their family's help with demo and construction. When it comes to exciting new homes in the city of Indianapolis, it all comes down to Two Chicks and a Hammer.

SERVING UP STYLE: Pairs of local designers and media celebrities create an outdoor tablescape based on the celebrity's style.

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

See Kevin O’Connor

Kevin O'Connor, host of the hit PBS series This Old House, will look back on 35 years of the longest running home improvement show in television history. He'll share the greatest hits and highlights, revisit the biggest and best projects, and share never before seen video and photos from the archives and from his private collection. Join Kevin for a funny and engaging presentation and bring your questions.

{source: Des Moines Register}