The Great Big Home + Garden Show will return to the IX Center in Cleveland from February 4-13 after the event center closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopened in September 2021.
The show is produced by Beachwood-based Marketplace Events and will feature 400 exhibitors and experts in kitchen and bath, landscaping, decorating, flooring and more, according to a press release.
“There will be more than 400 exhibitors to inspire homeowners to renovate, refresh and restore their homes and gardens,” show manager Rosanna Hrabnicky told the Cleveland Jewish News on January 28.
In addition to exhibits for visitors to speak with experts and exhibits of model homes, attendees can enter the show through the garden showcase on the ground floor this year, she said.
“I know people have remodeled their homes and they’ve stayed home,” Hrabnicky said. “So with our garden showcase, we decided to give it a living room theme, and they’re going to have some really cool innovative gardens.”
The last time the Great Big Home + Garden Show came to the IX Center was in early 2020, just before events were put on hold due to the pandemic. Following the center’s announced closure, the show considered the Huntington Convention Center as this year’s show location until the IX Center reopens.
“We still wanted to produce the show, so we’re considering doing it at the Huntington Convention Center,” she said. “But, of course, when the IX Center reopened, it’s the perfect venue for mainstream trade shows, so we had to do it there. It’s something people are used to and it’s a tradition, so we were excited to return to the IX Center.
From the Idea Home modular home and tiny house to imagining ideal backyard spaces, Hrabnicky said there was “definitely something for everyone” at the show.
Ty Pennington from TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will appear.
Matt Fox will return as emcee on the main stage. He is best known for creating and co-hosting “Room by Room” on HGTV and hosting and producing “Around the House with Matt and Shari” on PBS.
The annual show which usually brings together more than 100,000 people is still expecting a good turnout this year.
“If there’s any indication of the Christmas hookup we held in November, we were about on par with what they had in 2019,” she said. “So we hope the turnout will be good. But no matter what we know, there will be good qualified consumers coming to the show and buying products and obviously wanting out. And the show is more of an event than a shopping experience, so hopefully we’ll have a lot of people. »
Tickets for the show can be purchased at the door for $15 or online with discounts available. The show has no mandates in place, but will have hand sanitizing stations and masks are encouraged, but not required.
“It means a lot to everyone to finally come back and be able to attend an event,” Hrabnicky said. “We take the life safety of our attendees and exhibitors very, very seriously, and we will closely monitor all public health and facility regulations and update if any of the event policies change. .”