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Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services. We produce consumer home shows and holiday shopping shows, for details and to purchase tickets to a show in your area, visit our show calendar.

We enjoy sharing our love of all things home and garden! Everyone is welcome to gather tips--then see it all in person by attending one of our shows for even more of the latest trends in home and garden. While at our shows, you can meet and learn from celebrity designers, shop, compare and save with our trusted exhibitors.


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Holiday decorating tips to help you avoid damage to your home

Dec 02, 2022
'Tis the season for holiday decorating. Make sure you don't leave your house looking worse for wear with some of these holiday decorating tips.
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Hiring a Contractor? What to know before you pay a pro

Nov 25, 2022
*Canadian Edition* The last few years has had an emphasis on DIY-ing and working on many of our own personal home projects as we turn our houses into dream homes. Avoid making costly mistakes by knowing what to do yourself, and how to pick the right pro, when you can't.
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Checklist for designing a reading nook or cozy corner

Nov 18, 2022
With winter fast approaching, there's another type of winterizing you can do with your home. Make the indoors your ultimate relaxing space with a reading nook or cozy corner to help you hibernate for the next few months.
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Holiday Baking Tips for the first-time baker

Nov 04, 2022
Some say baking is more of a science than an art. But holiday baking doesn't have to be scary - even if you are a first time baker. From taking things slow to double checking your measurements, there are a lot of easy things you can do to increase your chances for success.
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Preserving Pumpkin: tips to help keep your Halloween Pumpkin fresh

Sep 27, 2022
Want to avoid pumpkin rot this Halloween season? There are a few tricks you can try in your efforts at preserving pumpkin for the big, scary night.
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DIY Fall Design Trends for Your Front Porch

Sep 12, 2022
Decorating your perfect fall porch does not have to be a hassle! Check out some easy fall decorating tips to make your porch fall ready.
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Looking to Hire a Contractor? What You Should Know

Aug 09, 2022
Home Renovations are a costly undertaking and it's vital to ensure you are protecting yourself and your largest asset when you hire a contractor. Check out some of these considerations before you begin the work.
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What you need to know if you are considering building a pool

Jul 12, 2022
If you're considering building a pool, it's important to understand all of the considerations and implications of that decision for you and your home. Read about what you should know before you build.
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Fresh Design Inspiration from Cloverdale Paint

Aug 10, 2020
Our friends at Cloverdale Paint have some on-trend paint palettes that will freshen up your space and liven up your walls.
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From the Veggie Patch: Harvesting Your Cauliflower

Aug 03, 2020
New Gardener Nick is ready to walk you through knowing when and how to harvest your cauliflower.
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From the Veggie Patch: Suckering Your Tomatoes

Jul 27, 2020
Do you know when to sucker your tomato plants? Do you know how? Nick walks us through this important step to increase your tomato plant yield.
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Jam at Home: Keeping Summer Fruit All Year Round

Jul 20, 2020
Get in touch with your inner homesteader and make great tasting memories with our guide to jam.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Baking Bread at Home

Jul 14, 2020
Bread making is a great way to take up some spare time and make something with your hands. If you're looking to add bread making to your repertoire? Check out our guide to No-Knead Bread!
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Spring Cleaning: Home Maintenance Musts

Feb 20, 2020
Is your space ready for summer? Add these maintenance items to your spring cleaning list to help keep your home comfortable this season (and next!).
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Gardening for Beginners: 3 Tips to Get Started

Feb 12, 2020
No green thumb? No problem! We've got three simple tips to help make your garden dreams a reality.
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Kitchen Inspiration: Backsplashes We Love

Feb 01, 2020
One of the elements that can really set the tone of your kitchen is the backsplash. To help inspire you, we've shared some of our favorite looks and styles.
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Baking 101: Simple Tips Worth Trying

Dec 03, 2019
Baking is a science and when you add in a distraction (or ten) treats don’t always come out as planned. Avoid baking woes this holiday season with our favorite culinary hacks.
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Fall Table Decor Inspiration

Sep 17, 2019
Add some festive fun to your next dinner party with these simple and sweet tablescape ideas.
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Refresh Your Space for Fall

Sep 09, 2019
Feeling overwhelmed by pumpkin spice everything and gaudy fall decor? Check out our tips for a subtler autumnal transition, and get ready to welcome fall into your home the smart way.
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Fall Maintenance: 4 Chores to Protect Your Home

Sep 06, 2019
Before fall hits in full force, consider taking care of the following home maintenance items. These are simple chores that can go a long way in protecting your home and your family during the cooler months.

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Jan 13, 2020

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival and Southern Spring Home & Garden Show take top two spots in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine top five list.

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