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For 39 consecutive years, the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show has been and continues to be the marketplace where everything for the home is available to see, touch, try and buy. The 2020 Show includes more than 1900 exhibitors and covers more than 10 acres in the Pittsburgh Convention Center.
With the rise of apartments and condo living in Pittsburgh, matching trends nationwide, the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show has taken notice. It’s reflected in this year’s event, from new featured products, available consultations, and even the Dream Home.
“This year’s Home & Garden Show runs from Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 15. Homeowners and renters alike have the opportunity to comparison-shop among all of the leading local and national suppliers, and to personally examine side-by-side the many products and services available from each of the major manufacturers from around the globe,” said John DeSantis, founder and executive director of the Show.
The Home Interiors Galleries area at the Show is greatly expanded with furniture, accessories, art, lighting, and design services bursting with brilliant new space-saving solutions. Free on-site consultations with members of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) are focusing this year on maximum function and quality design for the smaller spaces of condos and apartments.
Recognizing even those with limited or no outdoor space to exercise their green thumbs, the Home & Garden Show has created a new initiative designed to present beautiful ways for all to garden. The Pittsburgh Bonsai Society marks its first presence at the Show with a full exhibition of miniature trees, as well as a presentation stage offering demonstrations and instruction on the ancient art of bonsai.
Farm to Table Eat Fresh! Buy Local! returns for its second year at the Show. This indoor farmers’ market includes produce, meat, cheeses, honey, wines, and spirits all available from local sources. The growers are on-hand to share their knowledge as well as samples of their products. A Farm to Table Cooking Stage is programmed every hour of the Show with information and entertainment. On weekends, the Stage will feature the first-ever Food Film Festival.
The 2020 Dream Home—an actual structure built as an exhibition that visitors can walk through—is Cabin in the Woods, a 900-sq.ft. silvan retreat constructed by Amish artisans from Weaver Barns, a long-time Home & Garden Show exhibitor. Such a cabin could be built affordably anywhere in Western Pennsylvania and has all the requirements for full-time living. The interior was designed by ASID members and demonstrates that a get-away to the woods need not be an escape from luxury and comfort; it is “peace and quiet” meets “cutting-edge deluxe.”
A smaller and simpler version—the 600 sq.ft. Lakeside Cottage built by JDM Structures—is a more traditional counterpart for a weekend escape. After seeing inside the Cabin and Cottage, visitors can meet the builders, designers, and supplies in the Dream Home Innovation Center, as well as participate in seminars and presentations at the ASID Home Interior Stage nearby.
A fun feature that could be a bonanza for those who are downsizing from a big home is The Antiques Home Show with Dr. Lori. An expert appraiser featured on the Discovery Channel’s “The Treasure of Oak Island” and FOX Business Network, Dr. Lori assesses items Show visitors bring to her and tells them what they’re worth. Dr. Lori will appear all ten days of the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.
The 2020 Show is so large that it is divided into four immense product category areas—each a literal “Show within the Show”—to help shoppers easily find exactly what they need:
- The Home Interior Galleries with three acres of exhibits, and thousands of furniture, lighting, art, accessories, and floor/wall/window covering options and ideas.
- The Kitchen and Cooking Collection with everything from cabinets and appliances to countertops and cookware, plus the Pennsylvania Food & Wine Festival.
- The Construction & Remodeling Center featuring three acres of products and experts.
- The Garden Pavilion with hundreds of exhibits and dozens of beautifully landscaped gardens, plus Doug Oster appearing all ten days on The Garden Stage.
The 2020 Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show runs March 6 through 15 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center downtown. The Show is fully accessible to all visitors.
Fridays and Saturdays – 10 am to 10 pm
Sundays – 10 am to 6 pm
Monday through Thursday – 4 pm to 10 pm
Tickets are available online at PghHome.com or at the Convention Center Box Office. Tickets are $10 for adults; $4 for children ages 6 to 12; and children under 6 are free. Weekday discount coupons are available at PghHome.com or go to any participating Subway location for $3-off weekday discount coupons.
A special perk is the Free Re-Entry to the Show Pass available to all Show attendees. After an initial visit, visitors can pick up their Free Show Re-Entry Pass at the Lobby exit, allowing them to return to the Show without paying admission on any of the event’s remaining days in 2020.