Philadelphians with a green thumb and a knack for DIY, design and just making your space homey will have a big reason to head to Expo Center in Oaks this weekend with the Philly Home + Garden Show.
Taking place Friday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 26, visitors will be able to immerse themselves with over 275 exhibitors showcasing home décor and furniture, garden and landscaping, kitchen and bath, plus food and beverage options.
There will be a bit of star power this year as well with Joe Mazza, star of the series “Home Inspector Joe” making an appearance on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, plus, Jeff Devlin, a licensed contractor with more than 20 years of building experience and the host of DIY Network’s “Stone House Revival” also in attendance.
Devlin will be on site to share his passion for designing, creating, and building with attendees, a release states. Devlin will also have a ‘pop up’ shop filled with local handcrafted items and woodworking that is for sale along with a section dedicated to his Airbnb at Sycamore and Stone Farm.
“We’re excited to be back offering the community the opportunity to do face-to-face shopping with local experts,” says Show Manager Jenna Naffin in a statement.
Naffin continued: “Many of us have been spending more time at home. If you’ve been wondering how to redesign your kitchen or bath, spruce up your backyard for entertaining, or how to create your new home office, you need to be here. Here’s your chance to talk to business owners in person, shop, compare, and save with hundreds of vendors all under one roof. Don’t forget to make a fun family day out of it. Plan your visit around our expert and celebrity stage presentations, free DIY workshops, wine, and whiskey tastings, our new food truck rally on Sunday, and more.”
As Naffin hinted, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore different avenues of home and garden living.
Highlights for the Philly Home + Garden Show include the Get Growing Section, which features over 4,000 square feet of garden inspiration for your outdoor space. While there, you can sit back and sip on some vino in the relaxing wine garden from the Renegade Winery. The space also includes a garden market, flower shop and succulent bar.
The Floral and Hardy Garden Market and Succulent Bar will feature some of the most unique décor and gift items to spruce up your yard, plus Philadelphians can customize their own succulent at the DIY Succulent Bar. The pop-up flower market on the other hand will allow patrons to take home beautiful, fresh-cut arrangements by Cameron Peters Floral Design and you can also register for one of the Cameron Peters’s floral workshops throughout the weekend to learn the artistry behind the floral design process.
This year, according to a news release, will also feature an ‘Ask the Gardener’ booth thanks to the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in the Garden Hall. There will also be a ‘Make It, Take It’ workshop presented by Little.Tall.Rulers featuring different DIY projects such as candle making, charcuterie boards and tips for preparing them, DIY earrings, chalk painting, and more.
The Barking Lot + Doggy Fashion Show is another fan favorite of the event, and it provides some good. While our furry friends strut their stuff in fashion show, a portion of sales from this pet market filled with the most popular treats and accessories benefits the PSPCA directly.
A full list of events and happenings taking place at the 2023 Philly Home + Garden Show are available online with exact timing and descriptions.
Finally, there will also be a designated Hero Day: The Show will honor our local heroes on Friday with all active and retired military, first responders, nurses, doctors and teachers receiving free admission upon identification. Friday is also SEPTA Day. If you have a SEPTA Key card, you also have the key to the Philly Home + Garden Show on Friday, and you can present your key at the box office for free admission.
Also on Friday, the Show will feature Senior Day where guests that are 60+ will receive a $3 discount at the Box Office courtesy of their sponsor, Luxury Bath. The promotion is offered at the box office with a valid ID on Feb. 24 only.
To find out more information on the 2023 Philly Home + Garden Show taking place at the The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave, Oaks) visit phillyexpocenter.com. Tickets range from $10-$12, and children under 12 get in for free.