Jan 28, 2015

Minnesota Home & Patio Show at Saint Paul RiverCentre (Feb. 19-22)

When the Minnesota Home & Patio Show arrives in Saint Paul, you know spring can't be far behind. Presented by GMC, the 36th annual Home & Patio Show runs Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22 at Saint Paul RiverCentre.

The Home & Patio Show is the perfect place to gather information, comparison-shop, get ideas and advice, and get inspired. More than 300 local and national exhibitors will be on hand offering a look at the newest product innovations and trends. 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, and energy-efficient furnaces, 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 show is Amy Hanten, "The Cooking Mom." This Midwest mom's passion is getting families back to the table with quick and easy recipes for busy people. She'll be appearing daily on the Home & Patio Show Celebrity Stage. Jeff Holper, aka The Mole Hunter, is also new to the show and appearing every day. If you want to conquer your mole problem, Jeff will teach you how to go from being a victim to a victor over these nasty critters. Gourmet chef Marcus McGee shares his culinary secrets on Saturday and Sunday only. Architect Geoffrey Warner of Alchemy Architects and local interior designers are also scheduled on the Celebrity Stage.

Show favorite Don Engebretson, the Renegade Gardener, will be at the show every day, as will Bobby Jensen from KARE 11's "Grow with KARE." Other gardening seminars, presented by members of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, will cover a wide variety of topics.

Spring will be in full bloom in the Outdoor Living and Garden Area. Created by area landscapers and nurseries, the gardens showcase native plants, water features, hardscaping materials and inviting outdoor living spaces. Products and services in this area are designed to make our outdoor spaces as comfortable and welcoming as those inside our homes.

The Trending Kitchen and Bath Idea Center showcases the most innovative products, technology and designs available for kitchens and baths. Members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) return to the show to offer ideas and answer design questions.

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 $10.00 for adults, $5 for military members and seniors, and $2.50 for children ages 6-12. Children five 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.