37th Annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

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37th Annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden ShowMarch 2-11, 2018 – David L. Lawerence Convention Center, Downtown

Suddenly it’s Spring!

SHOP THE REGION’S MOST TRUSTED MARKETPLACE – OVER 10 ACRES with EVERYTHING for your home!  More than 1800 exhibits fill the Pittsburgh Convention Center downtown for the 37th annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show, March 2-11.

John DeSantis, Executive Director of the Show, noted
“The largest home event in Pennsylvania gets even bigger and better.  As homeowners from across the region have come to expect, the Home & Garden Show will present one-stop shopping – literally EVERYTHING for the home – gathered just once a year, in one place, at one time.”

With more than 10,000 products on display, along with the experts who know them best, homeowners find it easy to decide which is right for their needs. For just these ten days in March each year, the mammoth Pittsburgh Convention Center provides true comparison shopping - with ALL of the products and services side-by-side and available for up-close inspection. No matter what projects around the house are on this Spring’s list, the Show is where shoppers can actually see what they’re buying and compare prices without ever leaving the building. The Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show is where generations of tri-state families come to turn houses into homes.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2018:THE TOP 10 LIFE-CHANGING NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2018
“What’s new is the most-asked question every year at the Show,” DeSantis noted.  The 2018 Top 10 Life-Changing New Products will feature significant new product developments for both home and garden, selected and presented live at the Show each day by author and renowned home expert Boyce Thompson – former editor of the leading industry publication Builder Magazine. Thompson, author of “The New, New Home” and frequent national speaker, will be at the Show all ten days to demonstrate and explain the Life-Changing New Products at the NEW PRODUCTS STAGE.

THE HOME ROBOT INVASION
The future is here!  Meet real robots. Learn how they can help us in everyday tasks and much more. Home robots will interact with Show visitors at the Home Robot Invasion Stage.Show visitors can meet the robots with host Boyce Thompson at these times:

Monday – Thursday: 5 PM and 7 PM.
Fridays/Saturdays: Noon, 2 PM, 4 PM, 7 PM.
Sundays:  Noon, 2 PM, 4 PM.

And don’t miss your opportunity to take the Ping Pong challenge.  See if you can beat the robot in the Show’s Table Tennis activity area.

The ANTIQUES HOME SHOW with Dr. Lori of Discovery Channel’s AUCTION KINGS
Do you have a fortune hiding in your attic? Dr. Lori, who appears on the History Channel’s international hit TV show CURSE OF OAK ISLAND, also is expert appraiser of Discovery Channel’s AUCTION KINGS and guest on FOX Business Network’s STRANGE INHERITANCE.  She will return to the 2018 Home & Garden Show to tell Show visitors all about their treasures – including the ever-important “What’s it Worth?”.

Visitors should bring their treasured heirloom, collectible or antique to the Show. Photos are OK for larger items. Those with items for evaluation should arrive at The Antiques Home Show Stage 30 minutes before Dr. Lori’s show times.  One free item per person. Dr. Lori’s Show times are:

Fridays and Saturdays at Noon, 3 PM, 7 PM.Sundays at Noon and 3 PM.Monday through Thursday at 7 PM

“THE NEW 412” - TODAY’S LIFESTYLESFrom cozy comfort to cutting edge technology, and fun fashion to foodie folk, Pittsburgh has become the national trend-setter. THE NEW 412 brings all of that - and more - to the presentation stage and new interactive lifestyle lounge: smart new homes in former factories, world-class restaurants that seat twenty, funky styles for home décor, and kids who can cook are just part of the fun.

BUILDERS SHOWCASE
Find your next home by meeting the region’s finest home builders – all gathered in one place.

The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh presents this annual gathering that offers one-stop shopping for your most important purchase, along with expert advice.

THE DUQUESNE LIGHT ELECTRIC LANE
Take a ride down Duquesne Light’s ELECTRIC LANE to see how we’re driving Pittsburgh’s future.

Stroll Electric Lane for energy saving ideas, home safety tips, and information on how to reduce your energy bill.

PLUS more than two dozen popular Show features, including:
THE GARDEN PAVILION – two acres of fragrant flowers, rushing waterfalls, and lush beautiful landscape gardens in full bloom – along with hundreds of new and innovative products for outdoor living.  From lawns, patios and pools to decks, sheds and garden tractors it’s all here INSIDE the Convention Center downtown.

FROM THE GROUND UP - Find your green thumb and learn from the experts at garden exhibits presented by Bidwell Training Center’s Horticulture Program.  In 2018,  Bidwell celebrates 50 years of helping people find opportunity by way of its innovative training programs.  In the Garden Pavilion on Level One at the Show, displays include vignettes – all constructed from repurposed items – with the colors of Spring!  The exhibit also includes a salute to Bidwell’s sister organization, Manchester Craftsmen Guild, also celebrating 50 years of creative arts programs. On Level Two, the Pennsylvania Woodmobile will offer a fun romp through the world of trees.  Other features include a floral display created by Sogetsu Ikebana, experts from the Pittsburgh Rose Society and the ever-popular garden shop with an array of seeds, plants and garden related products.

ASK THE EXPERTS at the Garden Pavilion:  meet Doug Oster, Pittsburgh’s Own Master Gardener– all 10 days live!  

THE CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING CENTER – three acres of the latest products and services, and many hundreds of the experts who know them best – all gathered in one place.  See what’s new and enjoy tasty treats at the POST-GAZETTE SHOWCASE STAGE.      

HOME INTERIOR GALLERIES – get inspired, and meet the region’s most talented professional interior designers from ASID – American Society of Interior Designers.  Discover what’s new at 2018 DESIGN TRENDS.  ASK A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER provides FREE consultations with ASID professionals.

The ASID Designer Showcase offers a new format for 2018, to include interior design training, and MONMADE – a gathering of Pittsburgh based artisans who create in textiles, lighting, metal, pottery and furniture.

ASID presentations will include Working with an interior designer and architect; caring for natural stone products and fabrics; Exploring Wallcovering; Smart Appliances by Don’s; how to select hardwood and Getting Your Dream Kitchen on a budget.    Free color consultations also will be offered with PPG, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore brands.

THE KITCHEN & COOKING COLLECTION     - more than two acres of kitchen delights, from cabinets and appliances to foods, wines, and delicious taste testing!  Find cutting edge technology at THE KITCHEN IDEA CENTER, taste your way through the PENNSYLVANIA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, and get great new ideas at the PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE COOKING CENTER.

At the PING PONG CLUBHOUSE be part of the Ping Pong Challenge – can you beat the robots at table tennis?

CHILDREN’S VILLAGE – relax and have some fun with the whole family – toddlers included - at the Shady Lane FAMILY ACTIVITY CENTER; enjoy all of the activities that make Pittsburgh a family haven year-round at KIDSBURGH, and run the TOY TRAINS with the TCA Kids Club.  Then settle in for the perennial favorite – live TURTLE RACES!

RIVER VIEW CAFÉ offers delicious dining all Show hours. Enjoy a drink and specialty snacks or desserts at THE CRAWFORD GRILL, with live jazz by the CAPA HOUSE BAND daily.

Relax in the NEW Biergarten featuring cool new brews and the debut of Rooftop Hops IPA.

Learn top secrets of summer dining at the Grilling Guru.

For Show info:  PghHome.comSHOW HOURS:  March 2-11, 2018Fridays and Saturdays  10:00 am – 10:00 pmSundays 10:00 am – 6:00 pmMonday through Thursday 4:00 – 10:00 pm

TICKET PRICES:Adults: $10.00Children 6-12: $4.00Under 6: FREE

Buy tickets online at PghHome.com or at the Convention Center Box Office.

Admission includes all exhibits and Show activities, PLUS a 1-year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine!

WEEKDAY DISCOUNT COUPONS are available online at PghHome.com 

Coupons are ONLY valid on Show weekdays; Friday, March 2; and Mon. – Fri. March 5-9 when presented at the Convention Center Box Office. Printed copies of coupons must be presented. Coupons are also available at participating SUBWAY locations.

PARKING:All-day parking at HEINZ FIELD LOTS FOR $7.00 .Ride the FREE continuous shuttle to the Show.

Over 5,000 parking spaces are also located within two blocks of the Convention Center downtown.

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