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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.


Trendsetter Award

And the 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year Is...

Mar 21, 2016
Last January we started our search for the 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year. After sifting through entries, selecting our finalists, and seeing their presentations we've found our winner!
Allison Griffith

Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year Finalist: Allison Griffith

Mar 14, 2016
It's time to crown the 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year! We've narrowed our search down to three finalists. Meet our third finalist: Allison Griffith.
Denise Sabia

Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year Finalist: Denise Sabia

Mar 10, 2016
It's time to crown the 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year! We've narrowed our search down to three finalists. Meet our second finalist: Denise Sabia.
Serena Appiah

Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year Finalist: Meet Serena Appiah

Mar 07, 2016
It's time to crown the 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year! We've narrowed our search down to three finalists. Meet our first finalist: Serena Appiah.
Valentine

6 Lovely DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

Feb 12, 2016
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and you’re all out of gift ideas? Don’t worry, we’ve got some fun and funky ways for you to spoil your sweetheart.
Super Bowl

Touchdown! 6 Festive Ideas for your Super Bowl Party

Feb 06, 2016
While the snacks aren’t quite as important as the snap, now is the perfect time to start thinking about the game day goodies you’re going to serve up.
Tree Ornaments

Holi-DIY Ornament Contest: Terrific Trees

Dec 23, 2015
Before you cast your vote in our Holi-DIY Contest, try making your own ornament. These trees, made by Liz H., Birmingham Home + Garden Assistant Show Manager, are a snap to put together!
Rustic Star Ornament

Holi-DIY Ornament Contest: Rustic Snowflakes

Dec 21, 2015
Before you cast your vote in our Holi-DIY Contest, try making your own ornaments! Dorothy M. shares the secret behind her rustic stars! They're really simple to make. Find out how!
Snowman Mason Jar

Holi-DIY Ornament Contest: Stupendous Snowman

Dec 17, 2015
Before you vote for your favorite DIY ornament, why not try making your own? Learn how to make Lupe M.'s mason jar snowman in a few simple steps!
Christmas

8 Fabulously Festive Table Settings

Dec 15, 2015
Whether you’re putting on a casual meal to celebrate the season with friends and family or hosting the main event, the right table setting can make all the difference at a dinner party.
Gingerbread Man

Ho Ho Holiday Baking: 7 Treats to Make this Season

Dec 14, 2015
We’ve found some fresh and festive treat recipes that are sure to sleigh this season. Leave these sweets out for Santa and you might even get an extra gift – or two!
Christmas Wreath

Holiday Spirits: 6 Fun & Festive Drinks Worth Making

Dec 11, 2015
This year, skip the traditional egg nog for some more fresh and festive cocktails. We’ve found some delicious holiday spirits that will have everyone full of Christmas cheers!
Santa Ornament

Holi-DIY Ornament Contest: Sweet Santas

Dec 11, 2015
Check out Karen A.'s entry in the holi-DIY ornament contest! These sweet wooden Santas would look great on your tree - learn how to make them here. And don't forget to vote for Karen's ornament!
Christmas Scene Ornament

Holi-DIY Ornament Contest

Dec 07, 2015
To help the Marketplace Events office get in the holiday spirit, we challenged our team members to a friendly DIY competition: who can make the best ornament! Now it's time for you to cast your vote!
Christmas Tree

Holiday Decor Guide: 9 Ideas for Your Outdoor Space

Dec 04, 2015
If you’re a little stumped when it comes to getting your yard yuletide ready, fear not – we’ve got some great ideas for you to try! Follow our advice and you could have the best looking house on the block!
Blender

Haute Chocolate: 8 Deliciously Unique Recipes

Nov 27, 2015
This holiday season, instead of preparing your typical pre-packaged hot chocolate, why not try something a little more luxurious? We’ve found eight delicious, original recipes you’ve got to sample!
Season

7 Inventive DIY Advent Calendars

Nov 20, 2015
In anticipation of the fun the countdown to Christmas brings, we decided to share our favorite DIY Advent calendars. This year, why don’t you make something special your whole family can enjoy?
Table Setting

Table, Set, Go! 6 Inspiring Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Nov 13, 2015
You may have your menu planned, but that’s not the only important thing that goes on your table. This year set your tables to stun with some simple ideas that are sure to complement every feast.
Cozy Rug

4 Bedroom Decor Ideas to Keep You Cozy this Winter

Nov 06, 2015
If winter weather turns you into a hermit, make sure you’ve got the coziest space to hide out in. We’ve got four tips to transform your bedroom decor and keep you cozy and warm until June.
Halloween

8 "BOO"-zey Drinks That Will Slay at Any Halloween Party

Oct 30, 2015
Whether you’re throwing your own scary shindig or attending a friend’s fearsome fiesta, we’ve got some gruesome drinks you’ve got to make this year!


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