STORY WRITTEN BY BRIAN BINGAMAN
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The Philly Home + Garden Show, running Feb. 17-19 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, welcomes HGTV and Bravo design experts to join the weekend’s schedule of workshops, vendors and interactive features.
Hang on, didn’t this already happen?
That’s Philly Home + Garden Show’s sister event, the Philly Home Show in Center City, which drew more than 45,000 people back in January.
After the inaugural Philly Home + Garden Show in 2016, Marketplace Events has expanded the show for the purpose of inspiring and educating you on how to achieve the home renovation, décor or craft project of your dreams.
Where and when?
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday Feb. 17 and Saturday Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Feb. 19. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, is at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence.
Who’s coming from HGTV?
“Love It or List It” co-host Hilary Farr speaks at 1 p.m. Feb. 18. Also, Jeff Lewis from Bravo TV’s docu-series on the business of buying, upgrading and selling houses — “Flipping Out” — appears on stage at 1 p.m. Feb. 19.
Classic rock cover band Kategory 5 plays from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17. Former Eagles linebacker and Philly TV sports reporter Gary Cobb will sign autographs at the Basement Waterproofing Specialists booth from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18.
OK, I’m sold. What’s the admission cost?
$10, $8 online at www.phillyhomeandgarden.com, free for children 12 and under.
What else should I look for?
“Make-it, Take-it” workshops are scheduled throughout the weekend to teach techniques you can apply to next home projects.
Six Feature Gardens will help you temporarily escape winter and start planning for spring. Walk through more than 7,500 square feet of gardens showcasing new gardening techniques, ideas and must-have products for 2017. This year the gardens include wine and beer tastings and live music, as well as a custom-designed wedding shed.
A Smart Home will feature the latest in home technology.
The Habitat for Humanity Upcycle Challenge partners Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County, local designers and DIYers in turning shabby Adirondack chairs into patio focal points. Plus, go to www.phillyhomeandgarden.com/show-features/contest-promotions to donate $25 to Habitat, and you could win a 10-day build trip to build homes with Habitat in Hawaii.
Local designers will create tablescapes themed to their favorite TV shows on functional dining tables provided by Country Lane Furnishing.
There’s more details on these at www.phillyhomeandgarden.com.
How can I connect with the Philly Home + Garden Show?
Call (215) 274-1948, look up www.facebook.com/homeandgardenevents, follow @phillyhomeshow on Twitter or @phillyhomeshows on Instagram.