Come and celebrate the arrival of spring at this year’s 68th Annual Greater Kansas City Home Show.
Held the weekend of March 18-20 at Bartle Hall and presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA), the Home Show inspires and provides practical solutions for homeowners to get a jump on spring home and garden projects.
One of the most popular aspects of the Home Show each year is the Landscape Square, an impressive feature that transforms the center of the exhibit hall into a spring garden oasis, providing ideas for a multitude of garden creations.
Several of the most well-known and respected area landscape and garden companies and personalities will be exhibiting their work in the Landscape Square this year, as they compete to be named a runner-up or the winner of the Home Show’s Grand Award.
Among them is Complete Outdoor Concepts (kccompleteoutdoor.com), which has won the Best Landscape Award at the Home Show for the last 13 years. The company will be featuring a roaring fire pit, bubbling rock waterfall, and an eye-catching pergola in their display. Complete Outdoor Concepts is rolling into the Home Show with a new guest this year; the VW Photo Bus will be parked in their driveway.
Rolling Meadows Landscape & Garden Center (rollingmeadowslandscape.com), will be presenting a spectacular garden center space which not only offers beautiful and functional products and tools, but showcases design ideas and elements around the property to give inspiration.
Home Show attendees will love the approximately 500 square feet of travertine pavers highlighted by a pizza oven bar, grill station, and fridge bar, and a 13-foot tall stone archway, all encompassed with an assortment of flowers and color by Stonehenge Landscape and Design (stonehengekc.com).
The display by the experienced staff at Monumental Lawn & Outdoor (monumentaloutdoor.com) promises to be an amazing showcase of verdant shrubs and trees, multi-hued flowers, a dramatic water feature, and two inviting fire pits.
Home Show attendees will also find nearly 300 exhibitors, including builders, remodelers, interior designers and contractors, offering a bevy of cutting-edge decorating, design and building trends and construction materials for spring home and garden projects.
“There is sure to be something for everyone,” said Sara Corless, executive vice president of the KCHBA. “For example, members of the Boy Scouts will be on hand to help attendees try their hand at a rock-climbing tower. There will be plenty of concessions so visitors can watch a little basketball on TV while enjoying all of the beautiful lawn and garden displays.”
Other noteworthy attractions this year include the “Ask a Builder Booth,” sponsored by Architectural Cast Stone & Stone Mountain, as well as the HBA Build Zone, a Home Show tradition, with The Darol Rodrock Farmhouse. Built on site in Bartle Hall by award-winning builder and Home Show Presenting Sponsor Darol Rodrock, the farmhouse is where he will share not only his years of experience in quality construction and exacting standards, but also display the latest in decorating finishes and products.
Since 1948, the Greater Kansas City Home Show has welcomed hundreds of thousands of Kansas City area residents to view the most current and wide-ranging displays of home improvement, technology, and decorating ideas to make their home a place of comfort and beauty.
Kansas City Home Show
Where: Bartle Hall.
When: Friday, March 18 – Noon-8 p.m., Saturday, March 19 – 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, March 20 – 10 a.m.-5 .pm.
Admission: Friday-only ticket: $7, Saturday OR Sunday Advance Tickets: $10. Day-of-Show Tickets: $12 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at kchomeshow.com or at area Price Chopper stores. Kids 12 and under free.