The Builders St. Louis Home & Garden Show is Missouri's Largest Home Product Market Place
The 41st Annual Home & Garden Show returns to America's Center Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, March 11
By: Home Builders Assoc. of St. Louis and Eastern MO
The Home & Garden Show is six shows in one, showcasing the latest in Lawn & Garden, Kitchen & Bath, Interior Design, Pool & Spa, New Construction and Home Products. More than 1,400 booths fill nearly 380,000 square feet and provide consumers with an excellent buying opportunity, competitive pricing and side-by-side comparison between companies.
It's a Garden Party! Stroll through more than 25,000 square feet of beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces, with fabulous flowers, water features and the newest ideas and innovations from dozens of companies. The Belgard Challenge has the latest hardscape products and design ideas and the opportunity to win an outdoor fireplace worth $5,200! Plus, show visitors can get a demonstration of virtual reality through Belgard Design Studio, which allows homeowners to experience their new outdoor space during the design phase of the project.
Visit the Lifestyle Stage for seminars by nationally known gardening expert Don Engebretson, the Renegade Gardener. Audiences will learn how to craft cool and creative containers and discover tips and techniques for gardening to attract birds, bees and butterflies. Local home improvement experts will share information about "shouse" designs, the hot new trend in home building that combines a shop and a house in a complete design.
Tour an impressive 1,400 square foot contemporary home, built by Energy Panel Structures (EPS), with interior design by Youtopia Designs and beautiful finishes by local companies. This three-bedroom, two-bath home is tailor-made to highlight a view, with walk-out patio doors from the great room, master suite and second bedroom and a see-through fireplace on the patio wall.
The New Construction Zone is the place to go to find dream homes, whether people are looking to build or buy. There will be builders for large, small and custom homes, from the mid 100's to 2 million or more, and information about subdivisions from all over St. Louis.
See a fun tiny home being built by students from the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program. At just 96 square feet, this adorable home boasts a small kitchenette and sleeping loft in addition to the main living space.
Show visitors can also tour four tiny homes – on wheels! The Vintage Trailer Tour features four unique campers brought to the Show by members of Sisters on the Fly, outdoor adventure group for women. The group offers a variety of adventure trips and many members have their own trailers. The fun trailers at the Show will include a 1968 Scout, 1968 Shasta, 1972 Shasta and a 1978 Scamp, restored and decked out.
Visit the I'm Still Gorgeous Designer Rooms, sponsored by St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, for design ideas and inspiration. Beautiful, eclectic rooms created by local shops and artisans prove that rooms don't need brand new furniture and accessories to be gorgeous.
The Home & Garden Show is always fun for the whole family. Kids and adults alike will love Dock Diving Dog Shows, presented by No Leash Needed. These talented performance dogs will make a splash diving into the pool, flying for Frisbees and showing off their best tricks and obedience. The Children's Garden Club once again offers a variety of free projects for kids that they can make at the Show and take home.
Area homeowners won't want to plan or remodel their kitchen or bath until they visit the Kitchen & Bath Showcase to see the newest styles and design ideas in cabinetry, appliances, lighting, plumbing fixtures and countertops. A wide variety of pools and spas will be on display and ready for purchase in the Pool & Spa Showcase.
The Lawn & Garden Marketplace features a large selection of landscaping materials, equipment and supplies. Memories of Elvis, the 16th Annual Flower Show, has creative floral designs based on popular songs by Elvis Presley and beautiful horticulture specimens. The Interior Design Marketplace features furniture, window and wall treatments, flooring and accessories from across the country, with many products new to the area.
Come to the Show to register to win great items! One visitor will win a $3,900 Backyard Prize Package from Swingset Factory Depot. Package includes a Toucan Fort Swingset and Ryval Basketball Hoop, with installation. The St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council is offering four visitors the chance to win $2,500 toward closing costs on a new home, with qualified builders (restrictions apply).
Show hours are Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission price is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages six to twelve, and free for children five and under. Adults can visit the Show after 5 p.m. for just $5! Special discounts are available with coupons from Schnucks. Pre-purchase tickets online to receive $2 off adult admission any show day and included is a full year's subscription to Better Homes & Gardens (a value of $6). Sponsored by American Family Insurance, Official Insurance Partner.
Discounted parking is available at select lots near America's Center. Visit the Show's website for details and links to parking websites. Valet parking will be available for $20 at the main entrance to America's Center on Washington Avenue.
For more information, visit http://www.STLHomeShow.com.
Home Builders Assoc. of St. Louis & Eastern MO