Celebrities, cooking demos and shopping highlight Southern Spring Show

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Kick-off spring at the largest home and garden show in the South. The Southern Spring Home and Garden Show returns to The Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte for two consecutive weekends: Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5.

Stroll through more than a dozen stunning gardens, meet celebrities, plan for a huge remodel or renovation, shop for that perfect home accessory, and learn from garden gurus, design experts and chefs on stage. Hundreds of vendors exhibit, with the large majority hailing from Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

Celebrities guests include:

Frank Fritz from “American Pickers” television show will answer questions, showcase a few picked items and potentially select random audience members who bring their “picked” items (Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 11 a.m.).

Flower expert, J. Schwanke will be demonstrating how to select, arrange and enjoy flowers (Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.).

Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home, will present the Top 10 Most Innovative New Home Products for 2017, many of them easy for homeowners to install, at the Home and Garden Stage daily.

An addition to the show this year is an interactive exhibit; it will showcase Boyce’s innovative items: from life-changing products, including robots that monitor indoor air pollution and sensors that help track sleep, to apps that look after the baby and countertops that recharge phones.

Check out video from the 2017 show here:

 

 

Adult tickets range from $8.50 - $12. Children under 15 are free.

Show hours:
Friday, Feb. 24 and March 3: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 and March 4: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26 and March 5: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Special days:
On Friday, Feb. 24 active and retired military can receive one free admission with identification, along with police and first responders.
On Saturday, Feb. 25 teachers will be admitted free with school ID (includes pre-service and preschool teachers).    
On Saturday, March 4 nurses will be admitted free with hospital ID.

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