The Edmond Sun

January 14, 2013

Spring into action at Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show

Show set for Friday-Sunday at State Fair Park

The Edmond Sun

OKLA. CITY — Oklahomans can leave the ordinary behind and get inspired to beautify their spaces this Friday through Sunday by attending the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. With experts and vendors in landscaping, remodeling, cooking and design, the show offers an attraction for people with a variety of home improvement interests.

The Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show will feature more than 500 local and national exhibitors, giving attendees access to ideas and styles for the spring season. Thirty-five Edmond-based vendors will be part of that group, including home builders, Realtors, various home exterior experts and financing companies.

Admission is $11, and children under 12 are free. For a $2 discount, tickets can be purchased online at or at the customer service desk at Buy for Less stores. Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday,  10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors to the show will find numerous speakers, events and experts to visit with about projects and questions. Some of the highlights of the event include:

• Ahmed Hassan of HGTV & DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers” will share his landscape expertise and give advice about going green, gardening on a budget and how to increase home value with landscaping.

• “Treasure Island” Garden by TLC Landscape & Design is a garden featuring a 20-foot sunken pirate ship surrounded by a sea of colorful flowers. Other types of foliage that are hardy in Oklahoma weather will be a main component of the exhibit design as well as an outdoor living area.

• “Old Mexico” Landscape is designed by local experts from Tony’s Tree Plantation and will present a themed landscape display featuring a design with fountains, stone columns, authentic Mexican imports such as pottery and metalwork, stone fire pits and exotic plants and flowers.

• People from across the state submitted their best beef recipes for the Oklahoma Beef Cook-Off hosted by the Oklahoma Beef Council and CattleWomen Association. The finalists and grand prize winning recipes will be announced at the Oklahoma City Home & Garden show followed by a sampling and a cooking demonstration. Attendees will learn some of Oklahoma’s best beef appetizer recipes and how to buy and prepare beef on a budget. The finalists and grand prize winning recipe will be announced at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carriage Hall building. The Best of Beef Grand Prize winner will receive $2,000. The winning recipes will be available to the public online at after they are announced at the show.

• An interactive feature allows guests to view and buy products made in Oklahoma. Attendees can learn interesting facts about people, places, events, food and traditions native to the state.

To thank the military for their service and sacrifice, the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show will offer free admission on Friday to anyone currently in the military, fire department or police force. A valid service ID must be presented at the show office in the east entrance of the Cox Pavilion to receive complimentary admission on Friday.

FOR MORE information about the event, visit or call 800-466-7469, ext. 120.