Minnesota Home & Patio Show at Saint Paul RiverCentre (Feb. 16-19)
When cabin and spring fever collide, a trip to the Minnesota Home & Patio Show is the prescribed cure. Now in its 38th year, the show runs Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19 at Saint Paul RiverCentre.
The Home & Patio Show is the perfect place to get fresh new ideas for your home improvement and gardening projects. Get inspired as you gather information, get free advice, compare prices and meet with experts. Nearly 300 local and national exhibitors will be on hand to offer creative solutions for all home project needs. Experts include architects, interior designers, contractors, remodelers, landscaping firms and building suppliers. Products range from windows and doors to bathroom and kitchen fixtures, cabinetry, flooring, furnishings, roofs and siding. If it's new on the market, you'll find it at the Home & Patio Show.
Appearing for the first time at the Home & Patio Show is Chef Katie Chin, daughter of award-winning restaurateur Leeann Chin. This cookbook author, TV personality and blogger is also a working mom. She specializes in creating everyday Asian recipes for real people on real schedules and budgets. Her daily presentations on the Celebrity Stage feature Chinese food favorites such as potstickers, cream cheese puffs and fried rice. Also appearing on the Celebrity Stage are local interior designer Candy Weisenberger, Allied member ASID, IFDA, from House 2 Home, and gourmet chef Marcus McGee.
Paul Koffy, host of "Koffy in the Morning" on BUZ'N 102.9, is also new to the Home & Patio Show. He will give daily presentations on the art of beekeeping on the Northern Gardener Stage. Show favorite Don Engebretson, the Renegade Gardener, will also be at the show daily. Bobby Jensen from KARE 11's "Grow with KARE" appears Saturday and Sunday in a fun and informative presentation with Dr. Ken Nordberg, horticultural society member. The title: "Two Old Guys Talking About Gardening." Other gardening seminars, presented by members of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, cover a wide variety of topics. Spring will be blossoming in the Outdoor Living and Garden Area. Highlights this year include a mock-house with front and back yard landscaping, and an outdoor movie theater. Also featured are patios, outdoor kitchens, blooming plants, water features and fountains, as well as the newest hardscaping materials. Products and services in this area are designed to make our outdoor spaces as functional, comfortable and welcoming as those inside our homes. The Trending Kitchen and Bath Idea Center returns, showcasing innovative products, technology and fashion-forward designs new on the market for kitchens and baths.
The Home & Patio Show will be open Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors 62+, and $2.50 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge. The show is produced by Cenaiko Productions, Inc. For more information, visit homeandpatioshow.com or call 763-755-8111.