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Beat the Winter Blues with the Home & Garden Show
By Tourism Industry Partner
OKLAHOMA CITY – Even in the midst of winter Oklahomans can get inspired to start those home and garden projects they’ve been dreaming of and begin preparing for spring. Oklahoma City’s largest Home & Garden Show will be held in five buildings at the Oklahoma State Fair Park January 21-23.
With more than 500 local and national exhibitors expected, the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show will be blooming with new, money-saving ideas that visitors can utilize in their own homes and gardens.
- HGTV’s John Gidding of “Curb Appeal: The Block” and “Designed to Sell” – Host of two of HGTV’s popular shows, John Gidding will use project highlights from “Curb Appeal: The Block” to share tips on the landscape design process and insights from “Designed to Sell” to teach show attendees how to add value and be creative on a budget. Attendees will have a chance to ask Gidding questions throughout the presentation for advice on their own projects.
- HGTV’s Andrew Downward of “Divine Design” – Andrew Downward joined Candace Olson on HGTV’s “Divine Design” seven years ago and has instructed audiences with his painting skills ever since. Shown in over 115 million households in North America and in over 30 countries, “Divine Design” solves challenging home design dilemmas. Downward will share his painting do’s and don’ts with live interaction from the audience, discuss his background and information about the show and teach the three steps to a perfect paint job.
- Landscape Ideas – Escape the winter blues with the full-sized landscape features at the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show. The bountiful colors of spring and summer come to life early with TLC Landscape & Design’s Island Paradise landscape. Bursting with colorful foliage and flowers, the landscape will provide inspiration for transforming attendees’ lawns into paradise. Olshan Landscaping will offer a walk-through landscaping exhibit with waterfalls to open attendees’ eyes to the possibilities of contemporary landscape designs.
- Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity – Show attendees have the opportunity to support Central Oklahoma Habitat by bidding on a door or floor tile decorated by local artists and celebrities. The “Doors to a Brighter Future” fundraiser transforms doors and ceramic floor tiles into pieces of artwork that can be displayed on walls or used as room
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dividers. All proceeds from the silent auction go to the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.
- Green Extreme Stage – Attendees will learn what’s new in the world of sustainability as it relates to gardening and energy efficiency. Local experts will discuss how gardening helps build a more sustainable lifestyle and speak on topics such as easy planting tips and landscaping ideas. Uwe Von Schamann, vice president of sales for United Energy Technologies and former OU and NFL kicker, will speak about renewable energy and energy efficient products.
- Made in Oklahoma – Attendees can support local businesses and Oklahoma made products in the Made in Oklahoma section of the show.
- Oklahoma Beef Cook-off – People from across the state submitted their best beef recipes for the Oklahoma Beef Cook-off hosted by the Oklahoma Beef Council and CattleWomen Association. A special feature at this year’s show, the top recipes from across the state will be made during the cook-off and activities will take place including cooking demonstrations such as buying and preparing beef on a budget and using seasonings to spice up meals. In addition, they will host an Iron Chef-style competition featuring local chefs.
- Ty Pennington – 1 Room, 3 Ways – Attendees can watch videos with tips from Ty Pennington, the high-energy host of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” A display room designed by Dekorum/Lisa Cazes Designs will show how changing fabrics, color and accessories can totally change the look and feel of the room, and attendees will have the chance to vote on their favorite designs.
The Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show is a three-day event held January 21-23 that will showcase ideas, expert advice, products and services for home improvement projects. The Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show is an opportunity to shop, compare, save and get expert advice on hundreds of quality products and services on home remodeling, redecorating, landscaping and fine home living. Admission is $11, and children under 12 are free. For a $3 discount, tickets can be purchased online at www.OklahomaCityHomeShow.com. Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity will be pre-selling discounted tickets to the show at both Renovation Stations, located at 1800 N. Broadway and 2805 S.W. 29th St., with a portion of the cost benefitting Habitat. Show hours are Friday 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the event, visit the website or call (800) 466-7469, ext. 120.
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Editor’s Note: If you would like more information, pictures or to set up an interview with any of the exhibitors, speakers or designers, please contact Anglin Public Relations at (405) 840-4222.
Note: Ty Pennington is the official spokesperson for the show producer, Marketplace Events. While he will not be appearing at this show, Pennington has provided tips and products that will be revealed on-site and online at www.OklahomaCityHomeShow.com.
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