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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.


Tools

10 IKEA Hacks To Freshen Up Your Space

Apr 08, 2016
Ready to get your DIY on? Check out our 10 favorite IKEA hacks from some of the best bloggers on the internet. You won't believe what they're able to turn these basic pieces into!
Succulents

5 Low Maintenance Houseplants

Apr 05, 2016
Not having a green thumb is nothing to be embarrassed about! We've found five simple houseplants that almost anyone can care for. Check 'em out and add some green to your space this spring.
Succulent

Expert Advice: Tips & Ideas from Your Favorite Home + Garden Celebrities

Apr 01, 2016
Getting ready to tackle a project this spring? We've got you covered - or at least our celebrities do. Check out our favorite tips from your favorite home and garden stars and get the advice you need.
Easter Eggs

Hip (Hop) Easter Eggs: 7 Stylish Creations to Try

Mar 24, 2016
To help add some style to the traditional dip dye eggs we all know and love, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Easter eggs from a few of the best bloggers out there. Try these cool creations this year!
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!


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5 Reasons People Attend Home Shows

Jun 03, 2016

At Marketplace Events we pride ourselves on our ability to produce home shows that are loaded with real inspiration, fresh ideas, and expert advice -- all elements which create a winning recipe for bringing people to the show and introducing them to your business as an exhibitor.

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