Marketplace Events Acquires Minnesota Home & Patio Show from Cenaiko Productions

Solon, Ohio – June 8, 2018 – Marketplace Events, the largest producer of business-to-consumer home shows in North America, announced today that it has purchased the Minnesota Home & Patio Show from Cenaiko Productions.

The four-day show, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019, runs annually in February at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn.  Marketplace Events already operates four other shows in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market including two holiday shows and two other home shows.

“Of the 32 markets in which we operate, Minneapolis is among the very best,” said Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events. “We have a great sales team based in Minneapolis and the majority of our US marketing team is also located here. Adding the St. Paul event was an easy decision. We look forward to ramping up quickly.”

Led by Show Manager Lauren Wallerius, the new show will be run by the same team that runs the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show, held in January at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the long-running Minneapolis Home + Garden Show held in February at the Minneapolis Convention Center.   

For information on any of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Shows call (952) 933-3850 or visit

This is the fourth acquisition of the year for Marketplace Events, which also purchased shows in Seattle and Tacoma less than two weeks ago; three shows in Atlanta, purchased in early May; and two shows in Montreal, announced in February. The company has acquired or launched 26 shows since being purchased by Sentinel Capital Partners in February 2016.

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