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3 Must Visit Features at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show

Edmonton Home Garden Show

Spring is here! I said it. I’m not taking it back. It’s here and it’s going to stay (lol). With spring comes things like spring cleaning, home decorating and renovating and luckily Edmonton’s ultimate Home + Garden Show returns to help you with all the home and kitchen improvements you may or may not know you wanted this season!

The Edmonton Home + Garden Show returns to the Edmonton Expo Centre March 21-24, 2019.

Note: this is a sponsored post promoting the Edmonton Home + Garden Show.

Mike and I moved into a new house about six months ago and have been slowly adding furniture pieces to make the house our home so this year I’m especially interested in attending the Edmonton Home + Garden Show for some home inspiration!

There’s lots of great features, exhibits and vendors at the show, but there are three features in particular that caught my eye and should be on your list of Must-Visits / To-Dos at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show!

Keep scrollin’ also for giveaway details on how to win a pair of tickets to the show! 

3 Must Visit Features at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show (March 21-24, 2019)

1. The Cooking Stage
Edmonton Home Garden Show Cooking Stage MasterChef DJ Shaun ONeale
Catch MasterChef Season 7 Winner DJ Shaun O’Neale on the Cooking Stage at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show March 23 & 24!

One of my favourite parts of any Edmonton Home + Garden Show is their Cooking Stage! This year, MasterChef Season 7 Winner DJ Shaun O’Neale will be headlining the EHGS Cooking Stage (appearing on Saturday March 23 at 6 p.m. and Sunday March 24 at Noon).

Chef O’Neale will be demonstrating a roasted garlic and wild mushroom risotto (yummmm!!). In addition to his demos, Chef O’Neale is also going to be walking through the ins and outs of kitchen design during the “Cooking up a Renovation” presentation on Saturday at 8 p.m. with interior designer Jamie Banfield! So if you’re interested in some kitchen upgrades, that’s definitely a topic you should sit in on for insights from both a chef and designer!

Edmonton Home + Garden Show Cooking Stage Guests

Along with Chef O’Neale, there will also be delicious demonstrations from local cooking experts:

Check out the full Edmonton Home + Garden Show Cooking Stage Line-up including presentation topics

2. The Creative Hive Hub Workshops
The Creative Hive Hub
Visit The Creative Hive Hub at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show for DIY crafts and creative inspiration!

There’s a bunch of awesome DIY home, interior and design craft workshops taking place at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show this year led by some of the city’s most creative artists and designers, in a space called The Creative Hive Hub presented by my friends Mike and Dez of The Creative Hive!

Learn how to make air plant mobiles from Justine Ma of Justine Ma Design and Cory Christopher of The Cory Christopher Studio. Add a spring floral wreath to your home with some help from Margaret-Ann Hinkley (Two Buds Floral) and Jessica McRae of Nesting by Nightingale. Learn calligraphy (and doing your own calligraphy door mat) with Inspire.YEG‘s Anastia Giancola and Dori of Jars of Clay Calligraphy. Make some beautiful plant hangers with Inspire. YEG and Nesting by Nightingale. Or Or take in a tasty event led by The Art of Cake’s Gloria Bednarz and Alberta Mama‘s Christine Bruckmann!

Tickets and registration for these individual events must be purchased separately but each ticket also includes your EHGS admission!

Check out the full Creative Hive Hub Workshops

3. The Backyard Wars Competition
Edmonton Landscaping Backyard Wars (HML Construction)
Get some backyard / landscaping inspiration at the Backyard Wars Competition! Photo Credit: HML Construction.

If you need backyard inspiration, visiting the Backyard Wars Competition in Hall F at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show should do the trick. Four local landscapers HML Landscaping, RCL Canada Landscape Contractors & Supply, Isle Landscaping, and Park Landscaping, are going to wow Edmonton Home + Garden Show visitors with beautiful landscape designs vying for the best backyard! Be sure to vote for your favourite and get ideas for your own backyard!

Learn more about the Backward Wars Competition

** GIVEAWAY **

Edmonton Home Garden Show March 2019
The Edmonton Home + Garden Show runs March 21-24, 2019.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Edmonton Home + Garden Show running March 21-24 at the Edmonton Expo Centre!

There are a few ways to enter, listed below:

  • Enter over on my Facebook Post
  • Enter over on my Instagram Post
  • Enter on Twitter by tweeting the following: I can’t wait for this year’s Edmonton Home + Garden Show @YEGHomeShows March 21-24. @lindork is giving away a pair of tickets to the show! Enter to win at: http://linda-hoang.com/3-must-visit-features-at-edmonton-home-garden-show/ #EHGS19 #yeg

I’ll randomly select two winners (who will each win a pair of tickets) from all entries received across all platforms by March 18, 2019.

Good luck and thanks to the Edmonton Home + Garden Show for partnering with me on this post!

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Disclaimer: I partnered with the Edmonton Home + Garden Show on this sponsored post to help promote the show. This does not impact the opinions stated in this post. I’m always looking for home / interior decor and renovation inspirations and the EHGS is perfect for that!

Linda Hoang is a Canadian blogger based in Edmonton, Alberta, who writes about food, travel, lifestyle and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda loves exploring the world with her husband Mike, eating their way through cities and photographing Instagrammable Walls. She is the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival and a fur-mom to two cats and two dogs.

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Congratulations to @thefuramigoss & Sarah L on Facebook, winners of tickets to the Edmonton Hime + Garden Show! Thanks everyone who entered!!
** GIVEAWAY + NEW BLOG POST! **
The Edmonton Home 🏡 + Garden 🌸 Show returns March 21-24 and I’m giving away tickets to the show! 🎉 There’s lots of awesome features to check out including Cooking Stage demos from local chefs and  @masterchefonfox Season 7 winner @chefshaunoneale! This week I made one of his recipes, delicious lemon zesty blueberry cream cheese danishes (pictured here 💕) and I look forward to seeing what he cooks up at @yeghomeshows! Head over to the link in my bio to see what other features you should visit at #EHGS19 and enter below for a chance to win tickets to the show! 🎉
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Follow me + @yeghomeshows
2. Leave a comment telling me what home renos, updates or projects you think you might work on this spring/summer! Also tag a friend to spread the word about the show + giveaway.
I’ll randomly select two winners from all entries received across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by March 18. Each winner will get a pair of tickets to the show! 💚💛
Thanks to @yeghomeshows for partnering with me to promote the show! (my blog and this post are sponsored). 😊
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I love Date Night! And while @mikethyking & I have done lots of different things for Date Night over the years, there’s one tried and true outing that always delivers: dinner and a movie! ♥️ If @therecroomca is part of our Date Night, we also love playing games too! ☺️ Read my sponsored blog post (link in bio) for the Ultimate Foodie Date Night inspiration which includes great food, games and entertainment! 🎉
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