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HGTV’s Clint Harp appearing at The Great Big Home + Garden Show opening Friday: tickets, admission (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — If there are masses of fresh flowers in bloom, home renovation experts on hand, appearances by HGTV celebrities, cooking classes, things to do for kids, and booth after booth filled with this and that, it means the curtain is going up for the annual Great Big Home + Garden Show at the IX Center.

This year’s show, sponsored by Marketplace Events, runs from Friday, February 2nd, to Sunday the 11th. With more than 600 exhibits, the show promises to be action-central for new and renovation home ideas, innovative products, architecture and gardens.

Celebrities appearing on the combined HBA Main Stage and Loretta Paganini Cooking Stage, include Matt Fox, returning to emcee. Fox and Shari Hiller have been doing television together for more than 20 years. The duo holds the record for the longest running decorating show in history with “Room by Room,” which aired on HGTV for 14 years. Their current show, “Around The House with Matt and Shari” can be found on PBS. Fox first will appear on the Main Stage at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, with “Great Weekend Projects,” followed by more appearances throughout the show.

Former supermodel Kathy Ireland, whose namesake brand includes everything from fashion and jewelry to furniture and tableware, appears at 1 p.m. Saturday February 3.

Clint Harp from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” is coming. Harp is referred to as “the dumpster diving, reclaimed-wood-loving carpenter.” See him for “An Afternoon with Clint Harp” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

The Petitti Gardening Stage is hosting daily gardening seminars on landscape design, flora and furnishing outdoor rooms. The Petitti Floral Mart will feature outdoor furniture and plants to purchase.

Every year, landscape designers create gardens based on a theme, and this year the theme is “Song!” Among them, “An Evening with Frank Sinatra,” “America” by Neil Diamond and “Marry Me” by Train, translated into botanical beauty.

New features and attractions include two cabins by Weaver Barns, one of which is solar-powered; the latest in home automation by Xtend Technologies, built by Pepperwood Homes; elevated patio design options built by Dan Guardo Contracting, Inc; Two Tiny homes under 200 square feet to tour built by Small Spaces CLE, and more.  

With “DIY Inspiration: One Nightstand Challenge,” six designers were challenged to take a basic nightstand from bland to bold, using only $50. Attendees will get the chance bid on their favorite, with auction proceeds benefiting a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Visitors also can stop by “U Got Mail” to vote for their favorite local celebrity mailbox and bid on a chance to take one home. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.

For youngsters, there’s Playground World’s KidZone playground equipment.

The complete schedule is available at greatbighomeandgarden.com.

The IX Center is located at One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland. If you’re going, here’s what you need to know:

Hours:

Friday, Feb. 2 – – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3 – – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 4 – – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday, Feb. 5 to 9 – – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10 – – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 11 – – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets:

$15, adult admission, box office; $12, online at greatbighomeandgarden.com or in-store at any Discount Drug Mart; $11, seniors 65-plus with identification (Monday-Thursday only, tickets must be purchased at the show box office); $10, group tickets (minimum 20); $5, children ages 6 to 12; free, children 5 and younger.

Theme Days:

Sherwin-Williams Day sponsored by WDOK-FM – Friday, Feb 2, visit any Sherwin-Williams store to pick up a free general admission ticket for that day.

Heroes Days sponsored by The Plain Dealer – Sunday Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 11 – Active and retired members of the military, as well as first reponders, receive free admission with identification.

Red Hat Society Days – Friday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 9 – Wear your red hat social attire on either of these days and purchase a discounted ticket for $10. Four ticket maximum per red hat purchase.

Ohio Lottery Day sponsored by WQAL-FM: Thursday, Feb. 8 – Visitors bringing in a losing lottery ticket will receive $5 off admission at the box office.

 

Article source: http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/01/hgtvs_clint_harp_appearing_at.html