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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.


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!
Halloween

Ten Tantalizing Halloween Treats

Oct 16, 2015
If you’re hosting a spooky soiree this year, check out these terrifyingly tasty treats you should serve up at your shindig. Ditch the tired lady fingers and try some of these ghoulish gourmet goodies!
Halloween

7 Spooktacular Halloween Decor Ideas

Oct 09, 2015
Halloween is coming up fast, is your home ready? Wow friends, neighbors, and trick-or-treaters with these sweet and spooky decor ideas. Get ready to have the most boo-tiful house on the block!
Blender

7 Scrumptious Seasonal Soups

Oct 02, 2015
We know everyone loves getting cozy when it’s cold, so we thought we’d share some simple and delicious soup recipes to tide you over this season. Check ‘em out below and stay warm all winter long!
Gardening

Fall Maintenance: 4 Chores to Protect Your Home

Sep 18, 2015
Before fall hits in full force, consider taking care of the following home maintenance items. These are simple chores that can go a long way in protecting your home and your family during the cooler months.
Blender

Wonderful Watermelon: A Sensational Summer Tribute

Sep 04, 2015
Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the epitome of summer foods: watermelon. This tasty treat can be done up in hundreds of unique and delicious ways. Grill it, mash it, blend it, chop it, and more!
Level

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Using Mirrors in Your Decor

Aug 25, 2015
Incorporating mirrors into your home, beyond their necessary spot in bathrooms and bedrooms, isn’t just for wicked queens. These surfaces can add a lot to your space – like drama, light, and interest.
Tomato

Veg Out! 10 Sensational Summer Salads

Aug 18, 2015
Check out these delicious, nutritious, and best of all cool, recipes and save your money and your waistline. We’ve got ten tasty salads that you and your family are sure to enjoy. Check them out below!
DIY

8 DIY Projects to Get You & Your Family Ready for School

Aug 14, 2015
Getting your home set up to tackle the hustle and bustle that comes with the start of the school year can be difficult. Check out some of the best DIY projects to help get you and your family organized.
Tomato

Lunch Lessons: 7 Healthy & Simple School Lunches

Aug 11, 2015
It’s time for another integral part of back to school prep: lunch! Check out our list of wholesome, simple, delicious lunches. They take much work and are just what your child needs to fuel their day.
Dresser

Dorm Decor: Have the Most Stylish Room on Campus

Aug 08, 2015
Post secondary digs are a big deal. Moving from high school to college is a huge change, with some seriously new waters to navigate, so making your new space as comfortable as possible should be a priority.
Table Setting

This or That: Dining Room Dilemma

Aug 06, 2015
The dining room can host a range of decor. Traditional, modern, and everything in between – all can work. So we've got to ask: What style do you prefer? Which would you choose between Option A & B?
Blender

Scrumptious & Simple 3 Ingredient Desserts

Aug 04, 2015
Need something sweet in a hurry? Whatever the reason, (last minute guests, or just a craving), we’ve compiled a list of super easy and yummy desserts. Check ‘em out below and prepare your taste buds!
Yard Sale Sign

Bring Everyone to the Yard: How to Throw the Best Yard Sale

Jul 31, 2015
We know yard sales can be a lot of work. There are many complicated steps involved, and it’s easy to lose your head. So we’ve come up with some great tips to help with everything from planning to promoting.


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