32nd annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show offers 1600 exhibits March 1-10 2013 at Convention Center Downtown
- Fridays and Saturdays 10am-10pm
- Sundays: 10am-6pm
- Monday through Thursday 4-10pm
Admission: $10 for adults Children ages 6-12: $4 Under 6: FREE
Home & Garden Show admission includes all Show features and exhibits
- Purchase tickets online at PghHome.com, a one year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens magazine included with online ticket purchase.
- Purchase tickets at the door in the Convention Center Lobby Box Office.
- Weekday Discount Coupons are available online at PghHome.com and at all Wendy's locations. Discount coupons are valid on Friday March 1 and Monday through Friday March 4 through 8.
Park at Heinz Field on the North Side for $6.00 - Ride the FREE continuous shuttles to the Show. More than 5,000 parking spaces are also available within 2 blocks of the Convention Center downtown.
Suddenly it’s Spring! The 32nd annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show, March 1 - 10 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center Downtown, will present more than 1600 exhibits covering over 9 acres. During those ten days in March, hundreds of thousands of homeowners from across the tri-state will shop the region’s most trusted marketplace, the largest home event in Pennsylvania.
John DeSantis, Executive Director of the Show, noted "Spring is just around the corner, and once again we’ve gathered everything for the home and garden in one place, at one time. Area homeowners know that this is the place to get ideas, to shop and compare, and to see what’s new for their home. It’s also the place to find the best products and I services, the best expert advice, and the best prices."
Highlights of the 2013 Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show include:
Travel back in time, and meet the men and women of Pittsburgh during our nation’s most pivotal moment. Enter a Union Army encampment —— right inside the Convention Center! — and experience life on the battlefront. Meet the families who keep the home fires burning in Pittsburgh. Discuss Field Hospital medicine with a surgeon. Taste a camp meal, march to the music of young drummer boys, and discover authentic artifacts — from cannon to regimental banners — that returned to Pittsburgh from those fateful days in July 1863. Presented by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, this once—in-a-lifetime experience transports visitors to the fields of Gettysburg. They return to the 21st Century with a new appreciation for the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform, regardless of the time and place.
Dream Home® Innovation Center
Cutting edge technology and "the next big thing" are the focus of this special showcase of the latest ideas and products for the home. From home entertainment and food preparation to energy-saving thermostats that "learn" your family's household patterns, this is the place to see it first! Diverse businesses gather to show how your home can be specially built using the latest advances. Presented by WPXI TV11, this area is fully interactive - and lots of fun!
Living well begins with a halthy lifestyle: good food carefully selected and prepared, a thoughful regimen of exercise and relaxation, and a calm and comfortable home environment. Presented by Edible Allegheny, Whirl, and Whirl at Home magazines, this exciting Feature Area brings together all of the elements for a healthy lifestyle. And don't miss Expert presentations at the Healthy Living Stage!
The Kitchen Idea Center
Cutting edge technology meets culinary flair in this spectacular concept kitchen. Show visitors will stroll into a stunning collection of the latest kitchen applications - multiple cooktops, ovens, refrigerators and more - all powered and operating. Popular local chefs provide tips and tastings, while putting all of this new equipment to the test. Much more than simply seeing the next level of new kitchens, visitors will experience how these new devices work - and taste the results!
The Garden Resource Center
Homeowners in Western Pennsylvania have always been avid gardeners, whether they are tending a tiny backyard or a swath of rolling countryside. New at the 2013 Home & Garden Show is one of central area where everyone from beginner to Master Gardener will find the answers, help, and advice they need. Created by the horticultural programs at Bidwell Center, and drawing together garden and plant societies from across the region, this is the one-stop solution to every question.
"Home Ice" Synthetic Ice Rink
Back by popular demand! It's August, and the kids are playing hockey on the ice rink in the backyard. That expanse of white ice doesn't melt a drop, because it's made of durable plastic instead of water. Show visitors of all ages are encouraged to lace up their skates (bring your own or borrow a pair at the rink), glide out onto our 2,000 square foot surface, and see for themselves that synthetic ice is just like the real thing, all year round!
More than nine acres of home and garden products and services will fill the Pittsburgh Convention Center for ten days in March. Once each year this is the region's most trusted marketplace: where homeowners see what's new, shop nearly 1600 exhibits. and get solid advice from thousands of helpful experts.
Transforming the Convention Center's first level is The Garden Pavilion, with lush landscape gardens, rushing waterfalls, and fragrant flowers in full bloom. Hundreds of exhibits offer everything for the lawn, garden and patio - from decks and sunrooms to garden tractors and swimming pools.
In the Garden Pavilion all 10 days, folks who are nurturing their green thumb will meet celebrity gardener Don Engebretson, "The Renegade Gardener." One of America's best known gardening authors, Engebretson will be on hand for presentations and advice throughout the Show. His humorous appearances on HGTV and PBS reveal the joy of gardening. And his advice is tailored to the needs of tri-state are gardening buffs. On March 7-8-9-10 Don is joined on stage by Jeff Holper, The Mole Hunter. A lifetime of pest control experience comes to Pittsburgh, where moles are the most frustrating backyard creature that every gardener loves to hate.
Also in the Garden Pavilion is The Ultimate Backyard with great prizes for outdoor living, and Pets At Home with everything for those other occupants of the home. Visitors can also meet cats, dogs, fish and birds who are looking for a new best friend.
In the Construction & Remodeling Center, hundreds of exhibits offer comparison shopping for windows, doors, siding, insulation, heating, and everything from foundations to roofs, a new closet to an entire new house. Duquesne Light's Electric Lane is an exciting and fun way to learn how to save money on energy, and stay safe at home both inside and out. At the Department of Environmental Protection's Sustainable House, "green living" takes on new meaning for every room in the house.
The Kitchen & Cooking Collection will cover more than an acre - the region's largest gathering of cabinets, appliances, accessories, counter surfaces, foods, wines and other delicious taste testing. Hundreds of kitchens and cooking exhibits are among the most popular attractions, all at the region's most trusted marketplace for home and garden shopping. The finest kitchen designers in the region offer ideas and advice, alongside examples of their award-winning work. And The Pennsylvania Food & Wine Festival makes for tasty shopping with casual sampling from dozens of food purveyors.
In the Home Interior Galleries, more that three hundred firms will show visitors exciting new ways to transform every space in their home. Furniture, accessories, lighting, artwork, and coverings for the floor, walls and windows are joined by skilled craftsmen, expert artisans, and design professionals who are glad to explain the latest trends. At Designer Showcase homeowners can step right into the showrooms of the regions most honored interior designers. At Ask-A-Designer, bring you photos, sketches, or color swatches and have a seat for a free fifteen minute consultation. And Design Trends 2013 bring the latest hot ideas from around the globe right into the Convention Center
The Crawford Grill again will present live jazz at the Home & Garden Show, with students from Pittsburgh's CAPA School, right next to the Convention Center, providing nightly entertainment.
In the Children's Village at the Show, Shady Lane School will host an environment for children and their parents to enjoy together. The Train Collectors' Kids Club will once again be featured, with dozens of toy trains chugging merrily through charming miniature towns and villages. More family activities are offered by Radio Disney. And the ever-popular Turtle Races return for kids of all ages.
The River View Café is among more than a dozen dining options at the Show, ranging from a quick bite to a sit-down meal.
Home & Garden Show admission includes all Show features and exhibits.