March 7-16, 2025
Pittsburgh Convention Center

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White House Chief Floral Designer – Laura Dowling

Served as Chief Floral Designer from 2009-2015

As creative director for flowers and décor, Laura Dowling managed White House floral design for thousands of official and private events, including state dinners, parties, receptions and large-scale installations, such as the Fourth of July, Halloween and the iconic White House Christmas.

Her lush and lively floral creations also graced the White House state rooms, East and West Wing offices, Camp David and the Presidential private residence.

As Chief Floral Designer, Laura launched innovative strategic partnerships with the nation’s top artists and designers, creating imaginative, cutting-edge décor and flowers.

Laura is a long-time presenter and judge at the Philadelphia Flower Show, the nation’s oldest and largest flower expo, as well as a regular speaker at national, regional and local horticultural associations, garden clubs and museums. Her flower designs have been featured in design magazines and on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She currently travels the country giving inspiring talks about her White House experience and her philosophy of floral artistry – with the goal of creating beauty wherever she goes.

Presentation Times

Friday, March 8th – 12:00 pm, 3:00pm, 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 9th – 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 10th -12:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Host of Barnwood Builders – Mark Bowe

Featured on Discovery, DIY and Magnolia networks

Mark Bowe, is currently the host of Magnolia Network’s Barnwood Builders, worked his way through West Virginia University as a coal miner, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a craftsman, a businessman, a historian, and a passable break-dancer (if you give him enough room). Mark also holds a master’s degree in safety management from WVU’s College of Business. He founded his company, Antique Cabins and Barns, in 1995. In 2016 he expanded that business into what is today known as Barnwood Living. He and his longtime crew have reclaimed more than 500 pioneer-era structures. Mark is passionate about honoring the craft of America’s pioneer ancestors and is devoted to ensure their hard work lives for centuries to come.

Presentation Times

Friday, March 15th – 12:00 pm, 3:00pm, 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 16th – 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 17th -12:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Sierra Cabin

by JDM Builders

Introducing the Sierra Cabin, a brand new modular cabin designed and built by JDM. The Sierra is designed to bring together the beauty of nature with modern convenience in an affordable and efficient cabin. Nestled within a compact footprint, this one bedroom and one bath cabin is an ideal retreat for those seeking a cozy, yet stylish living space.

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a hunter’s lair, or a permanent residence close to nature, the Sierra Cabin offers the perfect blend of efficiency, adventure, and harmony with the natural world. Embrace the beauty of modular living with the Sierra Cabin – your gateway to a life well-lived.

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. This area is fully interactive – and lots of fun!

The Kitchen Idea Center

The Kitchen Idea Center will cover more than an acre of the region’s largest gathering of cabinets, accessories, lighting and counter surfaces. Find the latest ideas and trends in kitchens. 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. Come find your new Dream Kitchen!

The Ultimate Backyard

In the Garden Pavilion is The Ultimate Backyard with great prizes for outdoor living.

The Construction & Remodeling Center

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.

The Pennsylvania Food & Wine Festival

The Pennsylvania Food & Wine Festival makes for tasty shopping with casual sampling from dozens of food purveyors. You will be able to taste test various delicious foods, sweets, wines, whiskies and much more.

The Home Interior Galleries

In the Home Interior Galleries, more than 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.

The Farm to Table Area

Farm to Table promotes locally grown agriculture and improves access to fresh, healthy food. Be sure to stop by the Farm to Table section of the Show. There will be dozens of small local growers and food producers, plus daily programming of speakers and demonstrations. You will be able to try locally grown and owned foods, drinks and cheeses. Buy Fresh, Buy Local and experience a great sustainable way to eat fresh and healthy while supporting local farms and food purveyors.

Doug Oster

One of America’s best known gardening writers, Doug Oster, will be on hand for presentations and advice throughout the show. Best of all, his advice is tailored to the needs of tri-state area gardening buffs! Doug will be presenting at the following times and you can see his topics by clicking the Daily Presentation Schedule button.

Doug Oster Presentation Times


Farm to Table Stage – Full Schedule

In addition to Doug, our Farm to Table Stage will host daily presentations from a variety of local experts! Click the button below to view the complete daily lineup!

The Pets at Home Aisle

The Pets At Home Aisle has 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.

The Children’s Village

Stop by the Children’s Village where your child can play games, read books, and learn to do spring arts and crafts. Add your spring craft to our giant greeting card which will be given to a local nursing home. There are plenty of seats for parents to rest. There is also a nursing station for those who would prefer a comfortable environment.


The Fort Pitt Division of the TCA (Train Collectors Association) was established in 1977. It is one of the largest and most prestigious collectors societies in the world. Its mission is to preserve the history of tinplate toy trains and to promote the growth and enjoyment of the hobby. The TCA is a fan favorite of the show and the model trains are a must see!

Steel City LUG (LEGO Display)

Visit Steel City LUG – An adult LEGO users’ group that will be sharing their love of LEGO and bringing their creations for everyone to enjoy.

The John DeSantis River View Café

Named after the late Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show founder, The John DeSantis River View Café combines more than a dozen dining options at the Show, ranging from a quick bite to a sit-down meal.